Average rating is 4.7
Amazing knife. I received help picking this knife from mark himself decided to purchase. Shipping was very prompt and the knife is beautiful. Performs amazing and fits my hand like a glove. It came with a razor sharp edge and I look forward to my next purchase 0.3
Great great knife. A little rustic and a little rough around the edges,but fantastic overall. Blade is very very sharp out of the box. The White steel is easy to make an even sharper edge with. This is a large knife...bigger than I expected with a equally large handle. BTW...handle is a great material. My wife used this knife tonight for the first time and her exact words were,"OMG...I am not even pushing..." as she was slicing through first a tomato and then an onion. ’nuff said. 0.3
By: Paul SoukhomeMI
I had spent ages researching a new knife to treat myself with after receiving a job promotion. I wanted something carbon,something rather tall,something hand crafted if possible,and something that had high value. 0.3
At that point i considered everything. All the konosukes for their fit & finish,moritakas since they seemed to meet the price point,the richmond addict & laser series,etc etc etc.
I started seeing the goko recommended on the forums in all the threads that pertained to my search. I was hesitant though,no reviews and basically no information were available at the time. But soon after a video review was finally posted to the site and pushed me over the edge into buying.
Iím coming from a tojiro dp and global 210 gyutos. Both fine knives in their own right but i wanted a step up in steel and something a little bit bigger. The goko delivers on both of these and does so with style. The kurouchi finish actually looks a lot neater than I expected. Despite being white #1 carbon I havenít had any issue with rusting but I keep a dry towel next to my board constantly to wipe my blade down. The edge I got from the factory was outstanding. Iíve had this knife for two weeks now and still havenít had a need to sharpen so I canít even imagine what itíll be like once I hit the stones.
It helps me tear through prep and having a edge that keeps up as well as it does puts me in a good place every shift at work. I feel like this knife is of great value and still wonder what itíd be like to have a konosuke,I have no regrets picking up the goko.
This is really an awesome knife! Sharpness out the box was exceedingly sharp,didn’t have to touch it up like I did with other new knives. Handle circumference is larger than most so is gives a sure,secure feel. I’ve had it for about a month now,sees most of its time in a professional kitchen. Flies through onions like nothing else,and because of the grind and the steel,nothing sticks. If you’re on the fence with this knife,jump down and buy it!!0.3
By: doc vmlorlando,fl
If there are knives better than this one I really cannot imagine what they have as this one is a ringer especially for the price. 0.3
This is my first venture into carbon knives and a significant upgrade from my tojiro dp knives.
My first experience with this beast was on an onion. The grind,which is flawless,along with the very nice finish ensures no food sticks to the knife while speeding through produce. Next up,butternut squash. Goko sliced through the tough rind so easily and the rest was a breeze. Finally,a tomato. This was truly a religious experience. Holy crap!
Amazing gyuto for the price,just amazing. It retains a wicked edge and regains it with minimal time on a stone or strop,as the videos claimed.0.3
As common sense suggests,you want to keep this knife away from any hard things (draw the line at pineapple husk,as the forum recommends). For proteins and fruits and veggies,however,it is incredible.
I HIGHLY recommend this knife and am extremely happy with my purchase. Only reason why I don’t give it five stars is I can’t really use it to pop out an avocado’s seed due to the hard edge.
By: Erik SCambridge,MA
A good gyuto,for sure. The texture of the nashiji finish is excellent. Fit and finish is acceptable at this price range but a little rough. The handle has a nice feel to it and the ferrule,though plastic,seems firmly attached.0.3
The knife gets incredibly sharp quite quickly,and speeds through softer prep work. I find it to wedge more in harder ingredients than some other knives,and it may take a little thinning just behind the edge to improve that. It is certainly worth a look if you want white #1 steel.
It is a great knife: rustic character,excellent white no. 1 steel which sharpens easy to a wicked edge,hardened enough to hold that edge and touches up easily with a ceramic rod,but not so hard as to worry about chipping or rough use. 0.3
It glides through food with no sticking. The combination of grind and that pear finish appears to make a difference.
Donít read this review. Just buy the knife already. Trust me.0.3
Still want to read? Fine. This knife is insanely good. Itís everything you want in a 10"/240. Comes insanely sharp. Havenít used a stone since I got it,used it probably the equivalent of not quite 2 weeks of commercial prep kitchen work. A couple quick passes on a steel and it still cuts like a dream. Its not too big,but big enough to use as an all purpose knife. Can handle those items you want a long blade for like slicing peppers,but also works wonderfully on delicate tip work you would normally prefer a smaller blade on.
And you canít beat the price.
By: Jordan S.Omaha,NE
This is an astounding knife! Picked one of these up from the classified section last week and have been enjoying it since. The knife feels rock solid,weighty but not portly in feel,just has a good solid hand feel to it. The rustic look/finish is beautiful in person and really is a sight to behold. The edge isn’t wafer thin like a laser and you definitely hear some sound when going through a carrot or apple but it glides through without a hint of resistance. Also,the thicker blade combined with the finish and grind seem to do a pretty solid job with food release. Not major sticking issues,apple slices or sweet potato’s don’t "glue themselves" to the sides of the blade.0.3
Overall VERY nice knife
My knife was rehandled therefore I purposely didn’t comment on the handle or ferrule quality. Speaking just of the blade itself,the knife is highly recommended and a great performer,my 5 stars is based on that (no stars were added or removed based on handle because I couldn’t judge the factory one)