Konosuke Sanjo 240mm 'YS' Series Wa Gyuto. Semi-stainless steel core with nashiji textured stainless steel cladding. Khii Enju wood octagon handle with Ebony wood ferrule. HRC 64.
The hagane (core steel) used in this series is similar to the HD2 steel, it sharpens very easily despite it's hardness (64), gets a great edge and holds it nicely. The grind is excellent and the cutting very smooth.
Hand forged and hand ground in Sanjo Niigata for Konosuke, famous for their Sakai made knives these Sanjo made knives are in that exact tradition. Excellent forging, heat treatment and finish with a classic robust Sanjo feel.
Konosuke has been making inroads into the Sanjo knife making world which is home to some very skilled shokunin knife makers that are working along the lines of dedication to craft that Konosuke has made thier name through. We are excited to work with Konosuke as they expand their offerings to include some of our favorite makers in Sanjo.