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Goko White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm
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Goko White #1 Kiritsuke 240mm

Item #: GO-WKB240KR

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $240.00
Kiritsuke blades have arguably the most iconic profiles of any blade in the Japanese knife world. The reverse tanto tip gives the knife a very weapon-like appearance. In fact, the tip is a really important component of the overall efficiency of this unusual gyuto. The tip is very nimble but also delicate, while the knife has a flatter profile than a normal gyuto which lends itself well to chopping and push cutting.

The core construction of the blade uses Shirogami #1 steel with a cladding of soft stainless steel. This series of knives is hardened to approximately 60 HRC. This steel is known for being very easy to sharpen, and being able to take highly refined, keen edges. The surface is given a nashiji or, pear skin, finish. The cladding enhances the strength and durability of the knife while protecting the core steel from shocks and corrosion. It also aids in food release.

We love the rustic antique finish of these blades, which sets them apart from other knives in this price range, as does the attractive walnut octagonal handle with black pakka wood ferrule. But of course the looks are secondary to the fine performance that this knife is capable of. We recommend giving this knife your serious consideration if you seek a larger, flatter gyuto style blade with character and performance to spare.

  • 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: 7.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 240 mm
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.9 mm
  • Blade Height: 53.5mm
  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    3  Questionable Quality Control, March 16, 2020
    Posted By: Victor Martinez - verified customer

    The one I received seemed to have a quality control issue, making sharpening very difficult. I was excited to try shirogami #1, and it's reputed ease of sharpening, sadly I didn't get that with my order. Thankfully, I was able to return it for an exchange. Thanks, Mark!

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    5  Well worth the asking price, August 16, 2019
    Posted By: StiffArm

    This 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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    5  Phanomenal , April 30, 2018
    Posted By: Jonathan OLeary

    The first thing you notice on this knife is the finish, the rustic dimpled texture is gorgeous. Dimples are a slightly darker grey than the edge itself, the handle is darker than the pictures show but beautiful none the less. This knife has a good weight to it, balance is slightly tilted towards the blade but its fine for a pinch grip, the blade is also thicker than most ove used before. The edge itself out of the box was okay, but I polished mine on a 6k stone and sweet C'thulu its sharp enough to cut all ties and bonds with every other knife youve ever owned. Get this knife if you're looking for your new favorite without really breaking the bank.

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    5  Awesome knife, April 27, 2018
    Posted By: Kendall

    This knife is amazing. Great profile, my favorite style. Very Flat but curves up in just the right way to get height if you want to rock. Nice and tall too. Dull out of the box but gets sharp easily. Can't wait to take it to work. Also great customer service from chefknivestogo as usual.

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