Konosuke YS-M Gyuto 210mm

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Excellent out of the box sharpness coupled with a beautiful kurouchi finish make this a knife that will really stand out in the kitchen both in looks and performance.

The profile of the knife is different to the GS+ range, there is a much longer flat spot towards the back before it sweeps up to the tip.

First Impressions

This is an absolutely amazing knife, the core steel is semi-stainless at an HRC of 63-64 so has great edge retention.

This does means it will be a bit more brittle than those of a lower HRC but you'll be rewarded for your extra care. Great out of the box sharpness but you could get a screamingly sharp edge with a little touch up.

Beauty

There's no doubt that this one is a stunner, the attention to detail with Konosuke knives is what makes them stand out from others. From the beautiful hammer marks in the kurouchi finish to the beautifully smooth lower blade this will be turning heads. The handle is elegant and the fitting, impeccable.

In Hand

The fit and finish make these knives a joy to use, there's no sharp bits to annoy or rub. The handle is octagonal and longer than a lot of other knives in other ranges, it's also a kind of oval shape so narrower width wise, this is Konosuke's preferred handle shape and it clearly works. Made from enju wood and a maguro wood bolster by Studio Khii.

Durability

This will hold an edge very well with the higher HRC and should sharpen up quite easily, just be careful as the trade off with hardness is brittleness. Keep your technique good and you should be rewarded with a very durable knife.

Ease of Care

The core steel is semi-stainless and it's clad in stainless so ease of care should be a breeze. We have been informed that this core steel has slightly more carbon in it than the GS+ range so there could be a slight patina develops on the exposed edge but nothing major. As usual, no dishwasher and wipe and dry after every use.

Our Verdict

Outstanding quality steel, fit and finish are of typically high Konosuke standard - this is an exceptionally high quality knife all round.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 216mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 365mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 4mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 47mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 137 grams
  • Core Steel: GS+ Semi Stainless
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 63-64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal enju wood with maguro wood bolster by Studio Khii
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 2151

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.

Protection & care for this knife

A photo of various protective guards for Japanese chef knives

This knife has a saya from Konosuke designed to fit it and we recommend only that to protect it. 

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Blacksmith Profile

Konosuke

Konosuke Knives and Cutlery Company are based in Sakai City and their fit and finish on all their knives is second to none.

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