I just received my Goko forum special 240MM gyuto.
When I took it out of the box and held it, I immediately noticed some similiarities with one of my long time favorites.
Here are side by side pictures of my new Goko, and my 10 inch carbon steel Wearever Professional
I think the profiles are pretty similiar, except the tip of the Goko is much more pointed.
Some comparitive specs:
Weight: Goko 204 grams, Wearever Pro 220 grams
Cutting Edge Length: Goko 242MM, Wearever Pro 240 MM
Total Blade Length: Goko 245 MM: Wearever Pro 252MM 10 inches
Blade Height: Goko 52 MM, Wearever Pro 54MM
Blade Thickness, Goko, 3MM, Wearever Pro 3MM
Handle: Goko 138MM, Wearever Pro 125MM
The Wearever Pro is much more distal taper than the Goko. I did some research that showed Wearever offered this knife in 2 versions. I have both versions, the other one is much thicker at the tip end, more like a butcher knife than a chef's knife.
I can tell you the Wearever is a great cutter. I still enjoy using it.
I am looking for any comments from you knife pros out there, regarding what your opinions are as to what is similar and different about these two great blades.