Konosuke SLD Gyuto 240mm

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A true work of art in every respect. Performance paired with looks and a wicked edge.

Finished with a beautiful laurel octagonal handle, the gap where the tang goes into the handle is an aesthetic take on traditional method of handling the knives. This knife also has a beautiful matching saya available.

First Impressions

The SLD is a great all rounder, it's robust and the high hrc (apx 65) of the core steel means edge retention if very good and the lightweight handle combines to make an easy to use knife that doesn't have particularly high care requirements like some others. 


The SLD is mesmerising, it's so subtle and understated with the kurouchi nashiji finish paired with that slightly oversized long octagonal laurel wood handle. 

There's depth to its looks but not something that screams for attention. As with many Konosuke knives, the devil is in the detail and the finish is superbly done all round.

In Hand

Fantastic, we're massive fans of the slightly longer than typical khii handles fitted to Konsuke knives. They just have a nice feel in hand and while they're octagonal, they're slightly taller on two sides so they're not quite equal on every side which again just makes a small but noticeable improvement on the feel in hand.

They're also very light so the blade feels light and nimble in hand and it's a great handling knife that's a pleasure to use. 


The SLD steel is treated to a high hrc so will retain an edge well and with the stainless cladding steel makes it pretty easy to care for overall. 

Ease of Care

The core steel is semi stainless SLD so is reactive but on a fairly low level so when combined with the stainless cladding it's pretty easy to keep the knife in great order. 

Normal care instructions apply and we'd definitely recommend pairing this with one of the Konosuke saya or storing it on a magnetic rack of stand. 

Our Verdict

Sensationally beautiful with a top class fit and finish these are rightly considered another exceptional knife collection from Konosuke.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 245mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 404mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 49.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 163 grams
  • Core Steel: SLD
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 65 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal laurel wood from Studio Khii
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 8952

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

Protection & care for this knife

The Konosuke GS+ 240mm saya is a great fit for this knife.

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.

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