Posted By: StiffArmThis is one mighty fine knife!! I have a fused wrist so I have been looking for just the right knife/blade profile to accommodate my limited range of motion and large hands. So far this Goko kiritsuke is the best all around knife I have tried. I really love this knife and as a humble non-professional user I can find no faults with it. The length of this blade might be too much for a person with small hands but if you have large hands and favor a pinch grip then I think you will be happy with a 240mm. OOTB this knife easily shaved my arm hair and the F&F was very good with only a tiny amount of beeswax needed to seal the tang where it inserts into the ferrule. I have mostly used this knife for veggie prep and it absolutely excels at chopping and push/pull cutting, though it also works fine using a two-handed rock chop for small items like garlic. I even managed to get good results cutting a lengthy bavette/flap meat steak into slices almost thin enough to be diez millo--if you don't know "diez millo" is a cut I buy at the local Mexican market, you can darn near see through it, and it makes awesome taco filling as it soaks up marinade or spice rub in no time at all. All in all if you have a prep style that works best with a flat blade profile then i think you will love a kiritsuke and if you want an easy to care for kiritsuke then this Goko might be the one for you. It's a beautiful knife and I hate putting it away in a drawer.
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