Konosuke Sanjo SKD Tsuchime Kurouchi Nashiji Gyuto 240mm Burnt Chestnut Handle
*This knife does not come with a wooden cover. It can be purchased separately here.
Konosuke is one of the most exciting Japanese knife companies to watch out for their appetite to do things differently from the norm. The company is well regarded for its incredible attention to detail and performance when it comes to its products. If you are a lover of beautifully-made functional tools that have a unique design philosophy, join the fandom (and the waitlist..).
We at Tosho are extremely proud to be their partners, and look forward to the next shipment!
The Sanjo line features an amazingly thin edge (super high-performance) that makes you feeling like using a laser in the kitchen. Though with great power comes great responsibility; the Sanjo line is not for a user without the gentle technique that the thin edge demands (otherwise it can micro-chip easily). We say 'this knife requires utmost respect and care so it can perform the way it was meant to' to flabbergasted customers testing this knife at the shop. If you are ready to committ to the highest level of cutting performance, the Sanjo line from Konosuke is the one for you.
This finish is done for specially for Tosho, featuring almost all the possible textural and aesthetic additions, except for damascus, in one blade. The SKD12/A2 steel is one of our favourites for its ease of sharpening, edge holding, and its toothy quality.
A chef's knife ('Gyuto' in Japanese) is the most versatile blade that can handle almost anything in the kitchen. Their shape and often generous edge length mean that whether it's cutting small tomatoes or portioning a large roast, you can do it with one blade. Most cooks have multiple chefs knives and it is not hard to justify getting one more when it has so much utility.
Brand: Konosuke 幸之祐
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel Type: Semi Stainless Steel
Steel: SKD-12 (A2), Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Burnt Chestnut & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Half Octagonal
Total Length: 403mm
Edge Length: 243mm
Handle to Tip Length: 258mm
Blade Height: ~48mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous