Konosuke SLD Gyuto 240mm

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A true work of art in every respect. Performance paired with looks and a wicked edge.

Finished with a beautiful laurel octagonal handle made by Studio Khii, the gap where the tang goes into the handle is an aesthetic take on traditional method of handling the knives. This knife also has a beautiful matching saya available.

Performance

The SLD is a great all rounder, it's robust and the high hrc (apx 65) of the core steel means edge retention if very good and the lightweight handle combines to make an easy to use knife that doesn't have particularly high care requirements like some others. 

Beauty

The SLD is mesmerising, it's so subtle and understated with the kurouchi nashiji finish paired with that slightly oversized long octagonal laurel wood handle. 

There's depth to its looks but not something that screams for attention. As with many Konosuke knives, the devil is in the detail and the finish is superbly done all round.

Comfort

Fantastic, we're massive fans of the slightly longer than typical studio khii handles fitted to Konsuke knives. They just have a nice feel in hand and while they're octagonal, they're slightly taller on two sides so they're not quite equal on every side which again just makes a small but noticeable improvement on the feel in hand.

They're also very light so the blade feels light and nimble in hand and it's a great handling knife that's a pleasure to use. 

Durability

The SLD steel is treated to a high hrc so will retain an edge well and with the stainless cladding steel makes it pretty easy to care for overall. 

Ease of care

The core steel is semi stainless SLD so is reactive but on a fairly low level so when combined with the stainless cladding it's pretty easy to keep the knife in great order. 

Normal care instructions apply and we'd definitely recommend pairing this with one of the Konosuke saya or storing it on a magnetic rack of stand. 

Product details

  • Blade Length: 245mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 404mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 3mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 49.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total weight: 163 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: SLD
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 65 (HRC)
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • Handle material: Octagonal laurel wood from Studio Khii

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What you get

A subtle, well fitted and stylish black card presentation box and protective card sleeve for the blade inside.

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