This is the profile I think of when I hear Konosuke:
This is the ZDP:
They look different to me. Like I said, I havent owned either of these. But the ZDP looks like the edge runs parallel to the spine, where the first one the edge is not and constantly angling up towards the spine. Some HD Konos I looked at appear to be more like the ZDP than the White one. Maybe it is just me.
"God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney
Tosho Knife Arts has good prices for Canadian buyers on a good portion of their selection. I checked out a few items, and in general it works out to be just a bit less than what it would cost to order from the US and ship up here. Of course, there's tax and if you're not in Toronto there's domestic shipping to add on as well.
I'm not sold on the ZDP version of the Konosuke gyuto for myself, but I'm glad the option is out there.
65 or 68 seem painfully hard. Does any one have a knife out of ZDP, if so how difficult is something that hard to sharpen? I have always thought my limit to be in the low 60's,, but then again I am relatively new to this.
I have a cermax at 66hrc. It's no problem whatsoever to get blazing sharp.
oooooooooo it is tempting, but realistically how much is performance going to differ from a standard konosuke?