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Thread: konosuke zdp-189 gyuto

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    I think the profile is the same as other konosuke knives and pretty standard for Sakai type gyutos. I like the profile, but I do admit I prefer a French profile better. The knife maybe worth the price to somebody. I'm not trying to defend it, I'm sure it may be somebody's ideal knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybett View Post
    RRLover from the forum that shall not be named, owns a ZDP gyuto. He put it up for sale, a few weeks ago.

    Japanese Chef Knives, has ZDP knives at a lower price. In my eyes they are also a better looking knife.
    All these knives are clad, the Konosuke is monosteel. Two years back when the Suisin dreamcraft site was all the rage they had (and prob. still have) solid ZDP as an option. From what I remember the quotes people got back were all multiple thousand bucks.

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    It is a rather nice knife. Price is arguably pretty high, but keep in mind it comes with a nice box and a very nice saya. Also it has a custom handle and its probably the most quantity of ZDP on the market at the moment. it looks like its 55mm tall at least. Its really a solid choice for that person that wants the ultimate stainless knife. Im sure tosho has people coming in willing to spend big bucks but dont want maintenance.

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    Why are you digging up a 6 year old thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagohawkie View Post
    Why are you digging up a 6 year old thread?
    he he, was wondering why I did not see the knife in the link

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    There's a new Konosuke zdp-189 at Tosho: https://toshoknifearts.com/shop/kniv...-silver-spacer

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    Good lord. Looks like the 20% increase is in effect with this one. Oh my
    One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    Good lord. Looks like the 20% increase is in effect with this one. Oh my
    Holy sh**. I mean, nice looking profile, pretty handle and a great steel (I heard), but $1500??? Even if it's CAD ...

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    I can understand the price. No matter what route you go, making a long thin knife out of a steel in this kind is a very demanding task. So, expensive materials, that take alot extra time and abrasives to work... But of course as usual supply/demand will be in place as well.

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    It appears to have a cladding line in one of the photos. So if it's not a mono steel zdp blade, then 1500 is insane for the knife! Sukenari makes one that sells way less than half that! Prices have gone nuts, so it doesn't surprise me.

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