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 Post subject: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:02 am 

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So I'm dropping out of a fairly expensive hobby (paintballing) So I have some cash to reinvest into another hobby. So I chose this one!

I want a konosuke, you guys seem to talk them up quite a bit and I want in on it.

1. Are you right handed? Yessir
2. What type of knife are you interested in (gyuto, nakiri etc..) Gyuto, Funayuki (preffered)
3. What size knife are you looking for? 210-240
4. Do you prefer carbon or stainless steel? No preference
5. Do you prefer a western handle or a Japanese handle? no preference
6. How much did you want to spend? 200-450
7. Do you know how to sharpen? Yes.

It doesn't have to be a konosuke, but I want something that I can truly notice a difference between my goko or yamashin, hell even my shun.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:11 am 

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I'm recommending one at the upper range of your price limit. I have this one. I consider it my best knife. It was not my first kono but I now use this one as a measure against all others. It will truly blow you away in all aspects. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofubl2fu24.html

As I'm sure you've read, konosuke run on the short side, so I suggest getting the 240 in whatever steel you choose. If you want a lazer style the hd2 steel is fantastic. I would highly recommend one of these as well. I've got one of these in 210.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:03 am 

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Fujiyamas are awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:22 am 
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I'd get the 240 HD2. A true laser and great steel, I believe Melampus coined it "a steel from the G-ds". Don't let the picture to the 240mm HD2 fool you, it is actually of the 270mm: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohdwa24.html
If you want a better look at the actual 240mm profile look at the white#2: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kowh2wa24.html
Funayukis are OOS

Not a laser but if you want a fun knife consider the Masamoto KS: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/makswa24.html



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:17 am 

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I think I might actually skip on past the konosukes just yet, I cant seem to find one I really want. However I noticed that the takemura is back in stock. I'd really like to try it as Cguarin said it's his favorite.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:11 am 

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For me if the hd2 steel was the same specs as a fujiyama that would work for me as I like a heavier knife. I've been loving my Kamo damascus R2 a lot lately. It's only a 210 and I've been waiting for Mark to get a 270 soon. It slices everything like butter. I took 2000 grit sandpaper and lightly sanded the blade as I find etching to be too coarse on a lot of knives lately. When I dry off my knives I don't want lint stuck to the blade.



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:06 am 
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LUNATIC <> Since you want something totally different than your san-mai's, a Kono laser is. Why not the Funayuki?<--link



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:19 pm 

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RedWattle wrote:I'm recommending one at the upper range of your price limit. I have this one. I consider it my best knife. It was not my first kono but I now use this one as a measure against all others. It will truly blow you away in all aspects. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofubl2fu24.html



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:09 pm 
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Lunatic - I send Mel's suggestion. If you want HD2, just wait until they become available again. What about this gem: Takumi Ikeda 240: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/taik24dagy.html. It's the Masamoto KS shape but according to Mark, it's a nicer rendition of a true classic. It also has a more pointed tip a la a Funayuki/Gyuto.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:52 pm 
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I think if you want something different than what you already have, I'd get a "laser" style knife ala the Kono HD or the AEBL Richmond Laser.

The Goko is a great knife with a very nice steel. You won't notice a big difference in a new knife unless you find something with thinner/thicker geometry or a different profile.



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