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Konosuke engraved knives (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)/Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)
Konosuke engraved knives (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)/Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

Serious cooks, rejoice: Konosuke knives are finally here Add to ...

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.

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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 www.toshoknifearts.com.

 

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