Goko Knives Goko Knives are aggressively priced white #1 knives clad in stainless steel, that we think will be very popular. Goko Knives is a tiny workshop located in Kashiwa-City, Chiba Prefecture. It is not long since Goko started knife manufacturing, but they've quickly established themselves in the Japanese market with a solid reputation for good quality and high bang for the buck knives with good grinds and heat treatment. These knives have a nice look and rustic design but their performance separates them from others in this price range. HRC is 60 on these knives. Handles on these are D shaped chestnut with durable resin ferrules. Edge grinds are slightly asymmetric.