Konosuke Sakai 'HD2' 240mm Wa Gyuto knife. Semi stainless mono steel blade. Octagon ho wood (magnolia) handle with ebony wood ferrule. Saya cover is included.
The legendary Konosuke HD2 series feature a mono-steel blade handmade in Sakai city, and feature some of the best thin grinds we have ever seen. These represent the best of both worlds of stainless and carbon steel; easy to sharpen with a good edge life and good cutting feel as they dull, and nearly stainless: they do not interact very much with reactive foods to influence flavor. Excellent hamaguri convex grinds and a top tier heat treatment make these a favorite, we are really happy to have them available.
Semi-stainless steel is resistant to corrosion but the knife will patina slowly over time from use, especially with acidic foods. While durable and resistant to rust, maintain with care. Hand wash & dry, no dishwasher. Hardwood-end grain or softwood long grain cutting boards are preferred; avoid bamboo and plastic cutting boards. Rust can be removed with a light abrasive.
Konosuke, a Sakai-based company, works with top skilled blacksmiths from all over Japan to create unique, top quality kitchen cutlery. Konosuke’s knives spare no attention to detail, from the heat treatment and grinds to the packaging. Their focus is on knives forged in their hometown of Sakai City, where the Kawamura family and parent company Kaneshige has operated for many generations, but have also started to work with smiths from Sanjo as well. We are always happy to stock a new batch of gyuto’s from Konosuke!