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konosuke HD

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Thread Starter 
After doing research here and on some other sites I decided that I was going to purchase a 240mm western handled konosuke HD gyuto. Unfortunately back in January it was out of stock on CKTG so , I emailed them and they said they hoped to see some more soon but as of today they are still out of stock. I wondered if there was something else similar I should look at or maybe I will keep waiting.

post #2 of 11

Look at Gesshin Ginga at Japanese Knife Imports. On the slightly below that price bracket there's Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef. I'm very happy with mine. 

post #3 of 11

Are you interested in the yo-HD  because it's a laser or for its semi-stainless alloy?



post #4 of 11

Here is a link to the White #2 JKI Gesshin Ginga 240 gyuto. These Ashi Hamano knives have great fit & finish. But its only available in wa handle.


Here is a 240mm yo handle, only available in their swedish stainless, similar to the Kono HH I suppose. Really nice grind, fit and finish on these too. Also made entirely by Ashi Hamano for JKI.

Edited by Betowess - 3/25/13 at 11:42am
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by boar_d_laze View Post

Are you interested in the yo-HD  because it's a laser or for its semi-stainless alloy?


Primarily the semi-stainless alloy but it being a laser is part of the reason I originally leaned towards the knife.

Thanks for the suggestions Vic and Betowess I will check those out.

Mark at CKTG recommended looking at the Kikuichi TKC.
post #6 of 11

I've had both and preferred the semi-stainless TKC over the stainless Ginga. I think the Ginga was slighter better finished (polished and rounded spine and choil), but the TKC has a great distal taper and that semi-stainless steel takes a better edge and feels so smooth on the stones. Are you willing to try a wa handle? 

post #7 of 11

Take a look at the carbonext too

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have never used a wa handled knife and would not be against trying one out but I lean toward the yo handle due to familiarity and looks(matches what I have).


Thanks again everyone for the ideas and info.

post #9 of 11

I think you'd be surprised by how good a wa handle feels and performs for what it's worth. Good luck on your purchase and don't forget to post pics/thoughts when you pick something up :D.

post #10 of 11

I could put you into a 270 Kono HD wa-gyuto with kiritsuke tip.  PM me if you have the board space and are interested.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
270 is a bit longer then I wanted but I will keep that in mind. Thanks.
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