Konosuke HD2 Honesuki

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Finished to the highest standards, this right handed single bevel honesuki is a stunning tool for breaking down proteins.

NOTE: This knife is sold with a Konosuke saya included in the price.

First Impressions

These knives are well known for their performance, they are light, thin and boast a spectacular edge.


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

In Hand

As is usual with Konosuke, the fit and finish is always top notch and the knives sit very comfortable in the hand and the handles made by Studio Khii are every bit as well finished as the blades.

Because the blades in the HD2 line are so thin and light, it's a lovely touch to note that the handles are slightly longer than standard size to provide a better balance point in all the knives in the range.


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.

Ease of Care

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

For longer term care and maintenance we'd recommend a carbon steel care kit for the HD2 knives.

Our Verdict

Absolutely top class laser knives with an excellent level of fit, finish and balance. 

We're massive fans of all Konosuke knives and the HD2 is a superb choice for anyone seeking all-round quality and cutting performance.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 144mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 300mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 39.1mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.29mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 115 grams
  • Core Steel: HD2 Semi Stainless
  • Cladding Steel: HD2 Semi Stainless
  • Hardness: 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal one-piece laurel wood from Studio Khii
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)
  • Although the other knives in this range are double bevel, this particular knife is single bevel and designed for Right handed only use only.

Product SKU: KONO-005 ##

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Protection & care for this knife

This knife is sold with a Konosuke saya designed specifically for it included in the price.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker


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

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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