Konosuke x Studio Khii Ebony Octagonal with Rosewood Ferrule Handle
For 210mm GT / 270mm YNG:
One of the core values Konosuke has brought to this industry is their dedication to pushing conventional ideas in the knife making community. Their strong attention to detail of a knife's functionality and comfort is second to none, and can be seen in their lines like the HD2 and Fujiyama series. That same drive and dedication is shown in the handles of each and every knife. Crafted by Toshiaki Umemoto of Studio Khii, a reputable Japanese furniture maker and designer, their style on traditional handles take on modern and elegant characteristics.
These handles are made from ebony wood, an extremely dense tropical wood easily identified by its deep black color and glossy look. Ebony wood has been used on the handles of chef knives for generations due to its durability and moisture resistance. Many professionals gravitate towards ebony handles as they give an expensive look to any knife; while its weight gives a substantial and balanced feel in the hand. The handles octagonal shape provides a comfortable grip for any cutting style regardless if you are right or left handed. The rosewood ferrule provides a striking visual contrast.
To maintain its timeless look, hand wash the handle with a mild dish soap and wipe it dry to avoid any excess moisture retention. You can also seal the wood with a food safe sealant such as beeswax. Oils such as linseed and tung oil would also be appropriate, though they would darken the color of the wood significantly.
Brand: Konosuke 幸之祐