View Full Version : konosuke price increase

labor of love
10-16-2012, 11:09 AM
i just read that a konosuke price increase is happening very soon. next week sometime. im not really too interested in anything they have at this point except maybe another HD gyuto but I just thought I would spread the word.

10-16-2012, 01:12 PM
so they are pulling a missono

10-16-2012, 01:31 PM
well let's hope the price increase isn't 60%:curse:

labor of love
10-16-2012, 01:54 PM
mark said 25% across the board. sakai yusuke and gingas are better in many ways IMO. konosuke has the HD though. that steel impresses me to this day.

10-16-2012, 08:53 PM
Good thing I bought mine when I did! :D

10-17-2012, 04:40 AM
Good thing I sold mine when I...wait....

NO ChoP!
10-17-2012, 07:47 AM
HD and Fujiyama still impress...the demand has been high. +1 to others being at least as good at similar to current pricing.

10-17-2012, 05:10 PM
I think they're still decent value even with a slight increase

10-17-2012, 05:13 PM
I may be wrong,so correct me if I am,it seems that only one retailer has been told by Konosuke to increase prices so that others may stay competitive.Don't see anything on Tosho's website about any increase.

labor of love
10-17-2012, 06:11 PM
mark just gave a heads up about it kicking in on tues. i would be surprised if the prices dont go up with all the vendors sooner or later. im debating a western hd gyuto...

10-24-2012, 05:14 PM
Seen the new prices yet? Ouch!

Troy G
10-24-2012, 08:43 PM
Looks like closer to 30% price increase.

10-24-2012, 08:47 PM
Yikes, looks like i won't be picking up a fujiyama suji.... way to sloe to the price of a nice custom.

10-24-2012, 08:53 PM
I think it seems their popularity is waning a little and maybe this is a response to that, they aren't doing so well so need to increase their prices. I can only see this making it worse though.

NO ChoP!
10-24-2012, 09:05 PM
Really? They can't keep up with demand. Exact opposite.

Keith Sinclair
10-24-2012, 09:09 PM
The Kono WS 240 was 183.00 for a long time,a good price for a quality carbon blade.Now it looks to be up almost 30%.I really like my Sakai ultra thin WS,paid 206.00 for it.Now the Sakai's are a better deal than the Kono's.

10-24-2012, 09:13 PM
The price increase makes several purchasing decisions a lot easier now, and removes the sole remaining temptation to buy anything from the store which shall not be named. Thanks!

labor of love
10-24-2012, 09:29 PM
so....im going to get a tkc next time im itching for a kono hd and probably a mizuno or something else if i wanted a kono fujiyama.

10-24-2012, 10:59 PM
The Mizuno Hontanren blue #2 (forged by Akitada) and the konosuke fujiyama blue look like twins to me...

10-24-2012, 11:04 PM
Glad I didn't see this earlier since I'm focused on a cleaver now. That Misono price increase warning last year caused me to spend some money I didn't have at the time. Not that I regret my 270 Swedish Suji...couldn't resist the dragon!