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.
The Goko 150 mm petty is probably the sharpest knife I’ve ever seen OOTB. The cutting edge was mirror polished and would shave arm hair. I’m left-handed and the D shaped handle is very comfortable. The cutting performance is outstanding and the edge is easy to maintain on higher grit stones. The only thing that isn’t that great is the resin ferrule,but overall,it is a high quality knife for the price.