Konosuke HD2 Gyuto 240mm

One of, if not the most popular knife in the HD2 range.

The iconic HD2 knives by Konosuke are well known for being laser thin and razor sharp. HD2 is a mono steel and for those familiar with the GS+ (a 3 layer steel) the comparison between the two is that these are a little less stainless the the GS+ but will hold an edge for longer, this is due to having more chromium in the steel.

At a glance

We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.

/ 5 Performance

These knives are well known for their performance, they are light, thin and really really sharp.

/ 5 Beauty

Sleek and stylish they will suit perfectly if you're not a fan of intricately designed knives, they have an octagonal ho wood wa handle with a buffalo ferrule which can be used in either hand.

/ 5 Comfort

As is usual with Konosuke, the fit and finish is always top notch and the knives sit very comfortable in the hand.

/ 5 Durability

The steel is a mono steel that is semi-stainless so there is a chance it will patina slightly but nothing like a pure carbon blue steel for example. They are laser like knives that are incredibly thin so are best suited to softer veg and meat/fish where the knife can show off its incredible sharpness. A Japanese knife should never be used to cut through bones anyway but no hacking through butternut squash either, use your Western knife for that!

/ 5 Ease of Care

Being semi-stainless they should be kept dry between use, don't put in a dishwasher and everything should be fine!

/ 5 Value for money

We love these knives and think the price point is excellent for the product you are getting.

The technical bits

  • Blade length 232 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length 390 mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width 48 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height 2 mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight 140 grams
  • Blade Material Stainless cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
  • Style Japanese
  • Handle Style Japanese
  • Tang Style Half
  • Left or right handed Both
  • Type Gyuto

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 is a Gyuto knife?

Ranging from 180mm to 270mm the Gyuto (translates as "beef-sword") is a general purpose chef's knife that are typically quite tall at the heel and pointed towards the tip for precision work. Ideal choice for all round use.

Konosuke HD2 Gyuto 240mm £250.00