Goko Hamono White #1 Nashiji Santoku

Regular price £160.00

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A beauty of a tall santoku handmade in one of the last workshops in Tokyo, this one wants to be your new everyday knife.

First Impressions

Right out of the box, these are well finished and impressively sharp and feel light in hand.


Sometimes you open the box and your heart skips a beat. You can just see right away that a knife is one that resonates with you and you can tell it's going to perform beautifully. 

For James, this is what Goko Hamono's knives are like. They're rustic, made and finished by hand and you can just feel a connect there. The nashiji finish is subtle and the angled wenge handle just adds a little pizzazz!

In Hand

Nice and tall but still light and nimble with a heel that butts up quite close to the handle which makes that pinch grip nice and comfortable and gives you a little to hold on to and reacts quickly to small movements when you're cutting.

The angled wenge handle is also available to buy separately.


White #1 clad in stainless offers good edge retention and durability and at approximately 60-61HRC it's a good balance of being hard and robust. 

As above, this is a great every day knife.

Ease of Care

It's also easy enough to care for if you store it correctly and just follow our normal care and carbon steel care tips. 

Our Verdict

At this price point, it's hard not to be excited! 

These are handmade in extremely small quantites in a small family workshop and are a great example of what Japanese knives are all about. 

They've got the looks, they have the quality finish, style and a great cutting edge. Overall, a super knife and they don't tend to come around very often so don't hang around!

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 167mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 307mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.95mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 51.2mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 129 grams
  • Core Steel: White #1
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Wenge
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 11201

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

A photo of various protective guards for Japanese chef knives

A santoku sized blade guard is the only one that fits this blade due to its height.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Blacksmith Profile

Goko Hamono

One of the last remaining family run workshops in Kashiwa-City in Tokyo have only been making knives since the 90's but in what is a relatively short time have developed a reputation for their quality and excellent value carbon steel creations.

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