Hailing from Kashiwa City in the Chiba Prefecture, Goko knives have, in a very short time, become known for high value and fine quality. The line of knives carried by CKTG are made from the very popular white #1 carbon steel. The steel is hardened to 60 Rockwell. They are then clad in stainless steel to aid in rust prevention and maintenance. We love the rustic antique finish of the blade which sets them apart from other knives in this price range, as does the attractive walnut octagonal handle with black pakka wood ferrule, which is pictured, but not featured in the video. But good looks do not make good performance and it is here that the Goko brand excels in its class. Just a few minutes with this santoku will convince you that you have at hand a fine tool and extra fine value.
Blacksmith: Yoshito Yamakawa
Location: Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Method: Hammer Forged
Cladding: Stainless Nashiji Finish
Core Edge Steel: White #1
Edge Grind: Even (see choil photo)
Handle: Walnut Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Weight: 4.4 ounces
Blade Length: 170 mm
Overall Length: 306 mm
Thickness at Heel: 2.9 mm
Blade Height: 51.9 mm
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