After about a month of waiting with baited breath,I finally took possession of my latest acquisition,a Konosuke HD 240mm Gyuto w/ octagonal Rosewood wa handle.I had originally ordered a D-shaped handle,but the fine folks at Tosho Knife Arts informed me that there was a huge back log of orders for Rosewood handles and they weren't sure when they would arrive.
They sent me an email offering me the HD with the octagonal handle for 10% off because they felt I had waited too long(now that's customer service!).I agreed and ran down to their shop as soon as I could.
O.O.T.B she was super sharp.Push cut paper,no problem,over ripe tomato was like butter with just her own weight.F&F is flawless from what I can tell.The spine is nicely rounded but the choil is not(no biggie).I'm just about to caramelize a small bag of onions for myself so I'll update a little later.
Can't wait to take her into work tomorrow and put the boots to her,see how she stands up to the rigours of a busy production kitchen(and crappy poly boards)
P.S I forgot to mention how light she is only 147gms compared to my Moritaka who weighs in at 170gms