Konosuke GS+ Thin light hamaguri convex ground SLD steel core with stainless cladding with octagonal chestnut wood octagon handle and ho wood saya.
HRC 61-62. 235mm cutting edge, 50mm tall at heel 2mm thick, 395mm overall length 128.6grams.
Konosuke GS+ series knives are a thin convex ground three layer san mai forged blade with a stainless cladding and a semi-stainless/stainless SLD core with a chestnut handle. SLD steel is an improved SKD11 steel most commonly used in tap and die tools and metal stamping dies. It is designed to stay tough when treated hard and to retain its workability at a high hardness as well. For knife making this translates to a very long lived tough edge with near stainless or stainless properties; it holds an edge well and even cuts well as it dulls.