Konosuke Sumiiro Gyuto 210mm

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A striking mid sized gyuto designed with a bit of extra heel height and spine thickness to make it feel sturdy but without compromising on looks or performance. 

First Impressions

The Sumiiro was designed to be slightly taller at the heel and thicker at the spine than other Konosuke knives but without compromising on the performance you'd expect from the very hard SLD steel core.

Beauty

This is undoubtely a stunning range. The black nashiji finish gives a nod to the black calligraphy ink used throughout the centuries in Japan while the core steel is polished to a fantastic mirror finish. 

It's then paired with a D shaped burnt chestnut handle that both compliments and contrasts the blade. It's a striking knife in every respect.

In Hand

Because of that taller and thicker profile the sumiiro is feels sturdy in hand but remains light, nimble and well balanced while the d-shaped handle has just a little texture in the finish to give a tactile finish in hand.

Durability

The SLD core steel takes and holds a great edge and has been hardened to a high level of 65HRC so it's going to last and perform very well. 

Ease of Care

SLD is close to being stainless so caring for it is pretty straightforward if you just follow the normal care instructions for any Japanese knife.

Our Verdict

We're delighted to be able to stock this range and there's little doubt these are high performance and quality knives in every respect and they're designed to perform and last.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 213mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 363mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.03mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 46.3mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 148 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: SLD
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 65 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: D shaped burnt chestnut

Product SKU: 10202

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Compatable saya or guard

The Konosuke SLD saya (210mm size) is a great fit for this knife. Please note this is the only wooden saya that fits this knife.

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Blacksmith Profile

Takahiro Nihei

A craftsman from the Fukushima Prefecture, Nihei trained for years in Sanjo to develop his skills. As is customary from that region, this means Nihei is responsible for all the forging, sharpening, and engraving on his knives.

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Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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