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!
Here is a new line and design by Konosuke Japan in collaboration with blacksmith Mutsumi Hinoura. The blade is made with White #2 steel and stainless clad, which offers easy maintenance with great edge retention and sharpness. The rockwell hardness is made especially for this line to be 65 HRC. This handle is made with burned chestnut wood.
A petty (utility) knife probably gets used most often after your all-purpose knives. It can be used to cut small fruits, vegetables, and even some smaller cuts of meats (any many many more things, like cutting through plastic wrapping from a grocery trip!) If you have one, for a quick meal for two, you may just get it done without a chef's knife.
Brand: Konosuke 幸之祐
Blacksmith: Mutsumi Hinoura 日野浦 睦
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Burnt Chestnut Wa
Total Length: 295mm
Edge Length: 150mm
Handle to Tip Length: 165mm
Blade Height: 29.6mm
Handle Length: 131mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous