Konosuke x Studio Khii Enju Octagonal with Maguro Ferrule 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 are made from Enju wood (Japanese pagoda tree) and is known for it's destiny and durability. It is a material also used to make luxurious wooden plate ware and mugs. The ferrule is made of very dark, black ebony also known as Maguro. The handles octagonal shape provides a comfortable grip for any cutting style regardless if you are right or left handed.
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