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Goko White #1 Gyuto 240mm
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Goko White #1 Gyuto 240mm

Item #: GO-WKB240GY

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews)

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Our Price: $225.00(You Save: $15.00)
We are very pleased to represent this maker of aggressively priced and well built kitchen knives.

Using the ubiquitous white #1 carbon steel as its core, the Goko gyuto 240mm represents a perfect balance of value and performance. The blade is covered with a stainless outer cladding which enhances food release and makes daily maintenance a breeze. We particularly enjoy the antique rustic finish of the blade and chunky octagonal walnut handle with a black pakka wood ferrule.

The blade is finished with a slight asymmetrical grind and the core steel is hardened to 60 HRC. Fine quality, good grinds and heat treatment, together with good looks, make this gyuto a great buy for pros and home chefs alike.

  • Brand: Goko
  • Blacksmith: Yoshito Yamakawa
  • Location: Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Method: Hammer Forged
  • Cladding: Stainless Nashiji Finish
  • Core Edge Steel: White #1
  • HRC: 60-61
  • Edge Grind: Even (see choil photo)
  • Handle: Walnut Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 245 mm
  • Overall Length: 407 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.63 mm
  • Blade Height: 53.41 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Yowza!, June 22, 2019
    Posted By: Shane M

    Just received my package today, unboxed and immediately went for a newspaper test. This thing is like a razor, can't believe how sharp it is. Love that it's the blade is rustic, not shiny and polished. Will update once I get a few hours on it.

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    5  Awesome work horse , June 13, 2019
    Posted By: christopher day - verified customer

    Great knife after just touching it performs awesome!!!!

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    5  goko 24 cm white 1 , November 8, 2018
    Posted By: Thobias Petersen

    This knife is exactly what ive been looking for. A true beater knife you can "abuse" on a daily basis like a german, with decent profile, lazery* at the tip and it sharpens like nothing you've ever seen before in a matter of seconds..
    its not brittle at all and while it does loose the crazy sharpness fast, it deffly doesnt become dull, and considering it only takes like 30-50 seconds to touch the edge up again every few days or after a beating i think its well worth the hassle.
    All in all good value for your money, especially if you want a sturdy tool that you dont have to baby to much in a professional setting.

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    5  Wow!, August 22, 2017
    Posted By: David R - verified customer

    Top notch workhorse knife, sturdy and heavy duty feeling in your hand yet beautiful looking and comes out of the box ridiculously sharp. As a professional chef this has already become my daily go to knife and it's held up great so far, I couldn't be happier with it. I also wanted to mention the great service I received, the knife came in two days using the free shipping option, I asked about some sharpening stone recommendations and the owner emailed me within an hour and gave me some great and affordable recommendations that I took him up on. The best website for chef knives that I've seen by a mile based on products and service, I don't think I'll buy knives anywhere else and I've already been raving about the site to anyone who will listen.

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    5  brutal , January 23, 2017
    Posted By: John A Glover - verified customer

    This knife is huge and comes razor sharp out of the box. Despite its size this is a well-balanced knife that has a comfortable (8 oz) weight. Basically it is a well- rounded workhorse that is a pleasure to use. I routinely use it to smash through cases of mirepoix for sauces/ stocks as well as dice shallots. My one qualm with it is that the carbon center (the metal that the edge is composed of) is more brittle than i had expected. However, i completely rid the edge of chips with a few swipes on an 8000 grit stone (seriously like 20 passes on each side). so it is EXTREMELY easy to sharpen .I wouldnt want any other chef's knife. Truly beautiful and brutal in the kitchen.

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    5  Goko 240mm Gyuto, September 3, 2016
    Posted By: Greg Condemi - verified customer

    Excellent purchase. I am very happy with the delivered knife. Recommended!

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    5  Excellent blade for great price, July 6, 2016
    Posted By: Ben Sibley - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I've had this gyuto for about a year now, and I really like it. It is the biggest knife I own, and it looked huge when I first took it out of the box, but it was comfortable and easy to control from the get go. It performs superbly whether I am slicing a cabbage or mincing a shallot. Edge retention is decent. I can get the White #1 screaming sharp, but it looses the insane sharpness fairly quickly. But then it settles in to this nice, toothy, very functional level of sharpness and holds it well (this is with use on an end grain wood board). I like the rustic look of the knife, overall fit and finish were good - I had to smooth out the choil and spine a little with some sandpaper. I bought mine before they upgraded the handle, so I won't comment on that. Overall, I think this knife is a great value, and would be a good purchase for someone looking to buy their first 240 gyuto, but who doesn't want to have to upgrade any time soon, either.

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    5  Goku 240 , July 6, 2016
    Posted By: Brian - verified customer

    Great knife. It feel larger than most 240mm due to its tall blade. Super thin edge is great for cutting root veg. Good food release from the slightly rough clad. Great edge retention. A true work horse.

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    5  Great value, August 16, 2015
    Posted By: Chris Miller - verified customer

    I fealt the need to add a stainless clad carbon to the rotation. Most in 240mm run in excess of $300. I decided to give the Goko a run, and have been pleased. It is a tall knife for sure, and mine is long at 244mm choil to tip, which is unusual for a wa style knife. The spine and choil, although not sharp, could use a bit of rounding. But the flawless grind meeting up to the upper nashiji finish is flawless. Great median between laser thin and a workhorse. I'll be keeping this one around for a while.

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    5  Product Review, September 27, 2014
    Posted By: Jordan S. - verified customer

    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.Overall VERY nice knife*NOTE*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)

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    5  Product Review, April 28, 2014
    Posted By: Nick - verified customer

    Don't read this review. Just buy the knife already. Trust me.Still want to read? Fine. This knife is insanely good. It's everything you want in a 10""/240. Comes insanely sharp. Haven't 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 can't beat the price.

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    5  Product Review, April 4, 2014
    Posted By: gladius - verified customer

    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. It glides through food with no sticking. The combination of grind and that pear finish appears to make a difference.

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    4  Product Review, February 13, 2014
    Posted By: Erik S - verified customer

    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.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.

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    4  Product Review, October 2, 2013
    Posted By: Cliff - verified customer

    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.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.

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    5  Product Review, September 9, 2013
    Posted By: doc vml - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    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. 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!

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    5  Product Review, May 30, 2013
    Posted By: Jason - verified customer

    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!!

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    4  Product Review, March 5, 2013
    Posted By: Paul Soukhome - verified customer

    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. 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.I'm 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 haven't 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. I've had this knife for two weeks now and still haven't had a need to sharpen so I can't even imagine what it'll 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 it'd be like to have a konosuke, I have no regrets picking up the goko.

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    5  Product Review, February 25, 2013
    Posted By: John - verified customer

    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.

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    5  Product Review, February 22, 2013
    Posted By: jonny - verified customer

    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

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