Ceramic Utility KnifeRegular price $29.99 Save $-29.99
Ikon Utility KnifeRegular price $129.99 Save $-129.99
Sanshu Petty Knife W/ Walnut HandleRegular price $179.99 Save $-179.99
The gyuto shape of knife is suitable for most tasks in the kitchen, translating to 'cow sword' it will tackle meat as well as veg prep. It comes in slightly over-sized at around 266mm (being hand-made this can vary slightly) with good knuckle clearance and the balance point is about perfect using a pinch grip.
The profile of the knife is different to the GS+ range, there is a much longer flat spot towards the back before it sweeps up to the tip.
This is an absolutely amazing knife, the core steel is semi-stainless at an HRC of 63-64 so has great edge retention.
This does means it will be a bit more brittle than those of a lower HRC but you'll be rewarded for your extra care. Great out of the box sharpness but you could get a screamingly sharp edge with a little touch up.
There's no doubt that this one is a stunner, the attention to detail with Konosuke knives is what makes them stand out from others. From the beautiful hammer marks in the kurouchi finish to the beautifully smooth lower blade this will be turning heads. The handle is elegant and the fitting, impeccable.
The fit and finish make these knives a joy to use, there's no sharp bits to annoy or rub. The handle is octagonal and longer than a lot of other knives in other ranges, it's also a kind of oval shape so narrower width wise, this is Konosuke's preferred handle shape and it clearly works. Made from enju wood and a maguro wood bolster by Studio Khii.
This will hold an edge very well with the higher HRC and should sharpen up quite easily, just be careful as the trade off with hardness is brittleness. Keep your technique good and you should be rewarded with a very durable knife.
The core steel is semi-stainless and it's clad in stainless so ease of care should be a breeze. We have been informed that this core steel has slightly more carbon in it than the GS+ range so there could be a slight patina develops on the exposed edge but nothing major. As usual, no dishwasher and wipe and dry after every use.
Handmade in Seki, Japan
Total length 10.5"
Blade Measures 6"
Sanshu Petty KnifeRegular price $89.99 Save $-89.99
Harukaze G3 Nashiji Petty 135mm. Harukaze means "windy spring" in Japanese, these Harukaze knives have been made for CKTG exclusively from a medium-sized factory in Tosa, Japan. This is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality knife at a reasonable price. It starts with core steel (G3) with an HRC of 62, then adds a stainless steel cladding with a Nashiji (pear skin) finish to protect and beautify the blade. It is then finished off with wood handle. As a bonus, it has a nice kanji engraving on the blade.
Kirameki Petty Knife 6"Regular price $155.00 Sale price $93.00 Save $62.00
The V No.1(VG1)blades have 1% carbon and 14% chrome for an ideal stainless steel that is: 1)Hard, 2)Resilient, 3)Resists wear, and 4)Resists rust.
Although steel is difficult to machine, we have carried out repeated tests to improve each version we make. We have carefully honed these blades so that they take to the grinding stone well and meet a host of product demands.
These handles are a single piece with no joints or seems. They are optimized for better grip, less slippage and better hygiene properties.
Made in Japan
Chroma Utility Knife 5"Regular price $63.00 Sale price $49.00 Save $14.00
On first glance you'll notice what makes Chroma’s 301 utility knife strikingly different. First, it’s handcrafted of Japanese 301 steel, known for its hardness, sharpability (we love coining new words), and sharp-longevity (ditto). Plus, its handle design reflects the dual input of F.A. Porsche, who designed the first 911, and Celebrity-Chef Jõrg Wörther, who had earned the accolade of “Chef of the Decade.” The Chroma's triangle-shaped handle fits comfortably in the hand, is nicely balanced, and comes with a raised metal bead that marks the knife’s point of perfect balance. Knowing this will enable you to have perfect control of the knife. Also, lacking any physical joint or connection between the knife’s handle and blade, the Chroma utility knife bests the competition on hygiene as well.
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