Konosuke x Studio Khii Mono Chestnut Octagonal Handle
For 210mm GT / 270mm YNG
For 240mm GT / 300mm 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 have a thinner, and taller, profile than most other octagonal handles. This provides a very comfortable grip for both left and right handed users. Their shape reminds us of sword and bokken handles, giving an air of refinement to any knife you choose to match this handle with. This specific piece is made from very light weight Chestnut. This hardwood is found in many countries around the world, though most Chestnut used today are from the USA. It is used commonly as a building material for furniture and wooden instruments. It is a material great for those who want a lighter weight kitchen knife, but still durable enough to withstand daily use in any kitchen.
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