Paring knife from Gokoo.
Gokoo is a small artisan blacksmith from Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo.
Knives from Gokoo are listed as Chiba prefecture's traditional crafts and are sought after by many chefs.
Paring knife ( or petty knife in Japan ) is one of the essential tools in the kitchen.
The small blade is perfect for peeling, slicing and any other delicate works.
This knife has wider blade surface ( width 35mm ) compared to other paring knives. The wider surface gives cleaner and easier cuts when used for shredding or slicing.
The blade has unique, unpolished black “ Kurouchi “ finish. The blade is thin and tapers out to double bevel shape. The core Yasuki white 2 carbon steel is forged with soft iron to give shock absorbent. It is hard to go back to stainless steel knife, once you experienced the sharpness and long durability of carbon steel. Finely sharpened carbon steel edge just simply perform too well. The handle is made of burnt Chestnut wood which is very light and used to be used under railways because of its durability.
Each knife is hand sharpened and edge mirror polished before being despatched. Mirror polished edge is surprisingly sharp and blade stays sharp for long time.
Please note that the blade is made from high carbon steel and would rust if not maintained properly. Please wash and dry completely and store in dry place after use. A grey coat of patina forms over the carbon steel edge and it is perfectly normal, harmless and protect the blade from rust.
This product is handcrafted. Length, weight, colour and shape may be slightly different from knife to knife.
||Yasuki Shiro ( White )2 forged with soft iron
||Burnt Chestnut Wood, Plastic bolster