Konosuke Sanjo SKD Gyuto 210mm

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A limited edition gyuto made to the highest standards by Yoshikane Hamono for Konosuke and paired with a top class handle and a truly unique saya with each one.

First Impressions

The sharp eyed among you will likely recognise the style, shape and finish as a classic Sanjo knife and these superb knives are the result of a partnership between Konosuke and one of Japan's finest makers so boast a superb edge, distal taper, finish and a classic workhorse profile all elevated by the magnificent and completely unique "Tairiku" saya and magnolia and white buffalo handles.


The SKD oozes style, the nashiji finish running down to the lightly polished core steel is simple and classy and much like many Konosuke knives, the handles fitted are longer than typical and their magnolia and white buffalo bolster handles are a worthy compliment to such a great blade. 

When it comes to the saya, these are works of art, they're called "Tairiku" which translates to continent and is inspired by the coastlines of countries you'd see on a map. They are the ultimate way to store your knife when not in use and each one is completely individual and unique.

Please note that because each saya is completely unique the photos shown for this knife are representative of the design and finish and patterns may vary.

In Hand

Extremely well balanced and comfortable, we're big fans of the slightly longer and thinner Konosuke handles in general and this is a knife made to the highest standards. It's an unmistakably top quality blade that feels comfortable and nimble in hand. 


The core SKD steel is a durable and popular choice among many blacksmiths and retains an edge well. The stainless cladding with its nashiji finish protects the core nicely and you'll be using this knife for many years.

Ease of Care

While it is a reactive carbon steel core, the SKD is not hugely reactive compared to some carbon steels and so it's a good balance point between stainless and a highly reactive carbon steel. 

SKD is fairly easy to sharpen and care for and as long as you follow the standard care instructions it's generally quite low maintenance thanks to the stainless cladding.

Our Verdict

Stunning limited edition collectors pieces based around blades from one of the best workshops around, these knives are beautiful in every respect. From the classic workhorse profile, distal taper and fine edge then paired with a top quality handle and the completely unique saya for each one that are works of art. 

Only available in very small batches, we're delighted we were able to get some of these wonderful knife and saya pairings from one of our favourite makers!

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 213mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 373mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 46.2mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.09mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 141 grams
  • Core Steel: SKD
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: Approximately 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Magnolia with white buffalo bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: KONO-006-##

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 stunning "Tairiku" 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. This range is a collaboration with one of Sanjo's best workshops.

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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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