View Full Version : New GS line of knives from Konosuke Sakai

04-02-2014, 04:58 PM
This is the GS line.
All of these knives are made of stainless clad SLD stainless steel at roughly 63 HRC
They are even thinner than the Konosuke HD2 and Swedish Stainless!
The handles are Khii rosewood with ends rounded
The new Konosuke Sakai stamp
Extreme thinness behind the edge
The price range will be very comparable to the Swedish Stainless by Konosuke

04-02-2014, 06:04 PM
Wow, love the lasery design of these!

04-02-2014, 06:58 PM
Correction! The SLD is at 64HRC and all of the knives will come with Sayas

04-02-2014, 07:25 PM

04-02-2014, 07:57 PM
A 240 Kono HH gyuto is $238, for reference.

04-02-2014, 10:28 PM
We cant discuss prices openly on the forum, send us a PM or an email if you have any questions

04-02-2014, 11:00 PM
New mark looks like the printed kind you get with Yusuke, and the thin clad construction reminds me a bit of new Blazen/Takamura stuff. They look pretty sweet.

04-02-2014, 11:02 PM
The new logo is sandblasted

04-02-2014, 11:21 PM
When will these be up on your site?

Be well,

04-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Yeah, those look pretty sweet! I sent a PM about the price, and got a quick response. Very similar to HH prices (perhaps a bit higher, but includes a saya).

Those handles look a bit beefier (a good thing, IMO) than typical Kono handles. Ivan, is that correct?

04-03-2014, 11:53 AM
Looks like I'll get probably be getting one. I'm too much of a sucker for thin knives. Too bad there's no nakiri or 180mm gyuto model. If they did a 180mm flat profile gyuto I'd be in heaven.

04-03-2014, 01:30 PM
I might be getting a 210 as well. Need to try one out.

Might I add this question:
Why do Konosuke clad their stainless knives with a stainless cladding? Is it just to protect the core against anything but rust? Or is this because the SLD is technically semi stainless (1.6% carbon content) and might actually be susceptible to rust?

04-03-2014, 02:40 PM
Hi Erik
Konosuke decided to put cladding on these knives in order to keep costs low. Having the blade made entirely of SLD would be more expensive. There is some debate as to weather this steel is completely stainless, However in our testing we can not get it to oxidize as all.

04-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the explanation Ivan!

04-03-2014, 04:03 PM
These knives are now online

04-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Will a 270mm Gyuto be available in the GS line?

04-25-2014, 09:31 PM
The new logo is sandblasted

I really like the engraved kanji on Kono's. Is there a reason for the switch to sandblasted?

05-01-2014, 12:48 PM
Any idea how these compare in terms for performance to Yoshikane SLD models? I had Yoshi SLD (Suji) and still have SKD (petty) and have a lot of respect for these two steels. So it sounds very interesting that Kono now also offers knives in SLD steel.

05-01-2014, 02:05 PM
Matus. I have a 210mm gyuto on the way from Kono directly. If you have some patience I can give you a review around the third week of may (if it gets bere in time).

05-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Erik, that sounds great. I think the best would be if you could post a review under the review section so all of us may enjoy it :)