Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Serious cooks, rejoice: Konosuke knives are finally here

Konosuke engraved knives

Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)/Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail

Anyone serious about cooking is serious about knives and in-the-know chef-y types know that Konosuke is behind some of the best blades in the world. Forged in Sakai in Osaka Prefecture, a region historically renowned for its high-quality samurai swords, these once hard-to-find Japanese carving tools are now readily available through Toronto's Tosho Knife Arts, which carries the largest selection of Konosuke knives in the country.

Among the most beautiful are these sporting a cherry blossom pattern on the mirror-polished blades. The collection, which boasts octagonal cherrywood handles and black-horn bolsters, encompasses a variety of sizes. From $190 to $466 through

Report an error Licensing Options
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at