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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:30 am 
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The lighting plays tricks. If the blade is in the shadow, you see the damascus. If the light is at certain angles, it looks silver and the damascus is very faint. It's very shiny. And yes, it looks like they grind the hammered blades to remove the dimples to make the Damascus ones; same blade blank, 2 different options is smart! One of my Damascus Goko's I can still barely feel a couple of the dimples. The hammered version has better food releasing on the dimples where things can stick more to the Damascus blade, which is smoother.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:36 pm 

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Yep, think its the same knife too. The hammered version is stiffer cos the blade is about 2mm at the spine. as compared to 1.56 mm for the damascus. I like the grind though. On the hammered the grind goes about half way up the blade and transitions into the hammered finish. The blade is very thin behind the edge, although I did have to sharpen it myself, it wasn't so great ootb.

Edit: the hammered damascus second doesn't have a great edge, that's the one I bought. The damascus is not a second and has a good ootb edge.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:09 am 

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boy these Goko Damascus are really the only knife I could imagine myself using, I just love them


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:32 am 

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the more I use it the more I like it. a few strop strokes on my 5000 and it's shaving sharp again


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:42 pm 

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Yeah I agree. It's a great knife, I just stropped it on the green brick followed with 1 micron diamond on balsa and it's shaving sharp too. For a while I could not get my tojiro dp as sharp. Finally figured it was the grind. Spent a couple of sessions thinning the blade. Now the vg10 blade is getting closer but still doesn't slice as effortlessly as the Goko.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:21 am 

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bigwoolymammoth wrote:the more I use it the more I like it. a few strop strokes on my 5000 and it's shaving sharp again



Can't really agree with you here. I like mine, but I prefer to use different knives in my kit, often I reach for a 210 even though the goko at 240 would be better for the job.

It's profile is the main reason, it's a great rocker. Which if you like to rock is a plus, but I find myself rarely rocking unless the ingredient calls for it ( sun dried tomatoes for example)


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:51 am 

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I only have 2 knives. the goko and a messermeister. when I first tried the goko I didnt like the feel. the large round handle. the lack of weight. it was not sharp out of the box. I only used it sparingly. now that I have used some more it I am feeling more comfortable with it. It slices so smoothly compared to my other knife. I try and give it more board contact and different tasks each day.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:28 pm 
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8 pages, you would think this was a custom Kramer.



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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:48 am 
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Jeff,
I was thinking the same thing (except not about the Kramer) as I saw that this had more posts on it. This knife review has gotten more looks and has been talked about more than any knife twice it's price! I really think it's cool to see "everyday" knives getting their due. I also like how affordable this knife is so people (like me) don't feel bad about trying new things on the knife for the first time.



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 Post subject: Re: Goko Hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:56 pm 

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Jeff B wrote:8 pages, you would think this was a custom Kramer.



I just saw the view count at 2700 and had to check my eyes.

The bloody, "welcome to chef knives to go" thread only has 7k lol.

Amazing how many people are interested in this knife.


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