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 Post subject: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:45 pm 
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
I did a two day stage at

http://www.greenbrier.com/


I took this and my other Gyuto with me, just in case I needed to swap knifes.

I used the OOTB edge, and it was exceedingly sharp, the weight was very comfortable for extended use, think about 3 hours of heavy prep per day, so 6 hours of straight knife work.

I had to touch the edge up once on a ceramic hone. Otherwise it performed beautifully.
Approximate list:
25# of onion
10# of shallots
1 Bushel of butternut squash (approx, 50# of squash)
5# of garlic
And a very wide variety of mincing herbs, and cutting herbs for garnish.

The butternut squash was the last thing prepped, and the edge was still good , though it will need touching up now that I'm at home. If I was a home cook the edge is still good, though it could be better.

My only compliant is the handle and ferrule aren't flush, and it was irritating while using a pinch grip just the way it felt sitting there, but nothing major there.

Excellent steel, great knife, good balance, excellent edge.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:23 pm 

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Thanks for the review. It would take me quite some time to put the knife through that much prep, so it is great to hear how it stands up to it.

Had you relieved/rounded the spine and choil? Did you notice any issues either way?


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:31 pm 

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Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
how did your stage go?


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:26 am 
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Stage went extremely well, hope to hear back soon :)

I didn't relieve the spine or choil. I usually go right out of the box with a knife.

Going to touch it up on some 8k stones after the big game tonight :)

It held up really well, I think if you touch it up just a tad it'll be great.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:08 pm 
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I also posted a review on this Goko. I was comparing the edge to another knife, and solicited advice on how to make the Goko better.
Well today I spent a half hour on it.
First sharpen 1K, then 2K sharpen, then strop on 2K. Then strop on 5K, and finally strop on 8K.
Finished stropping on balsa with 1K micron diamond spray
Leather strop with black compound
Finish on bare horse leather.
The edge is now much more refined. It cuts like a friggin MONSTER!
This is my first 240MM gyuto, pretty soon it should become my favorite.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:05 pm 

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phillysco wrote:I also posted a review on this Goko. I was comparing the edge to another knife, and solicited advice on how to make the Goko better.
Well today I spent a half hour on it.
First sharpen 1K, then 2K sharpen, then strop on 2K. Then strop on 5K, and finally strop on 8K.
Finished stropping on balsa with 1K micron diamond spray
Leather strop with black compound
Finish on bare horse leather.
The edge is now much more refined. It cuts like a friggin MONSTER!
This is my first 240MM gyuto, pretty soon it should become my favorite.



I love my goko but in 19C27, I can't see me enjoying the white #1 though. It doesn't have the edge retention I'm looking for in a blade that thin.


That being said, I'm sure the W#1 gets a screaming edge.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:45 am 

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"I love my goko but in 19C27, I can't see me enjoying the white #1 though. It doesn't have the edge retention I'm looking for in a blade that thin."

Do you prefer better edge retention in heavier or lighter blades? Just looking for clarification. The Goko damascus/hammered damascus is about the thinnest knife on the site. The Goko Wt 1 is about as pure a workhorse as I own.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:23 am 

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cedarhouse wrote:"I love my goko but in 19C27, I can't see me enjoying the white #1 though. It doesn't have the edge retention I'm looking for in a blade that thin."

Do you prefer better edge retention in heavier or lighter blades? Just looking for clarification. The Goko damascus/hammered damascus is about the thinnest knife on the site. The Goko Wt 1 is about as pure a workhorse as I own.



First off the Damascus/hammered goko is the thinnest knife on the site at it's spine, but not behind the edge.

I just blatantly like edge retention. My naikiri which is W#1 is a bit of a pain to keep nice and sharp, so I like to keep it thin behind the edge but 20 dps.

I like White#1 but if goko made it with Blue#2 or AS I'd be all over that shit :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:48 am 

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That is what I was confused about. I could not parse, based on the post whether your edge retention/steel needs differed with grind/weight or not; and whether the Wt#1 was being directly compared in grind/weight to the 19c27 Goko. Thx.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko White #1 240mm Gyuto, 2 days of heavy use
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:12 am 
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The Anryu hammered performs pretty close to the Goko White #1 (workhorse), but with Aogami as the core steel :) There are some other knives out there that are heavier than a laser, and almost workhorse, but with better edge retention than White #1.


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