Konosuke - Sakura Damascus Gyuto - 210mm
This is a Konosuke-Sakai classic. The sakura or cherry blossom is symbolic in different parts of Asia for its striking beauty.
This sakura pattern is laid out on a mirror polish damascus (folded) steel. KD steel is a stainless, but has the benefits of a high carbon steel - is harder than other stainless steels and can take on a very sharp edge. The sakura gyuto's that we have in stock right now have a ho wood octagonal handle and has a bit of a different damascus pattern. The image is slightly different than the one on this website.
Konosuke Sakai is from Osaka, Japan. They began in 1932 as "Kawamura Teishichi Shoten", a small manufacturing and wholesale knife company. The building was burned down by tan air raid in the war of 1945, so the business was temporarily closed. In 1948, they reopened and built very strong ties with restaurant/sushi chefs and home cooks alike. Their company became known as Kawamura Shoten Co. in 1969 and opened the head office four years later. In 1990, they were renamed Kaneshige Cutlery Co. Finally, Konosuke as we know it, materialized as the knife sector of the company, and their website went live. This opened the doors to world wide trade since. Check out their website!