After years of collaborative work with the Knife Forums "In the Kitchen" members and the premier knife maker, Mr. Ichiro Hattori, we are proud to introduce our first JCK Original, FH Series Hattori / Forums high end Chef's knives.
The Hattori FH Series knives are produced in very small batches to ensure the highest levels of quality and performance. Every detail in design and manufacture has been taken into consideration, from the blade geometry to the special heat treat process and the blade finish.
The blade is made of VG-10 Cobalt Steel (HRc. 60 to 61). Even though the blade has a simple appearance, we can see Hattori’s detailed work and high level of craftsmanship - Especially the fine hand sharpening and polishing.
We have been working closely with Hattori to develop this new Wa Gyuto 240mm, which we hope will meet the needs of our customers and the current market trends.
The new Hattori FH-SW Wa Gyuto has a narrow blade tip and a spear point blade shape that not only looks smart, but is also highly practical for fine slicing and cutting tasks. The finger choil is carefully rounded by hand to provide a comfortable grip and allow good clearance between your hand and the cutting board.
We have been waiting for such a long time to see this kind of High-end Wa Gyuto and we are proud to start selling this new style of Wa Gyuto.
This Hattori Wa Gyuto knife comes with an Innovative, Contemporary Style Dark Gray-colored Octagonal Handle, which is made from Stabilized Maple Burl Wood and has a Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule. For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching Black Lacquered Wooden Saya (Sheath) with a black pakkawood Saya pin.
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is a true multi-purpose knife. Compared to a Western-style handle, the lightweight traditional Japanese handle of the Wa Gyuto knife moves the balance point of the knife further towards the tip, which makes it feel more nimble and precise.
Knife Model: Hattori Forums FH Series Wa Gyuto 240mm
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Octagon Shaped Dark Gray Color Stabilized Maple Burl Wood Handle With Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
| Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")|
Cutting edge length: 231mm
Total Length: 380mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Total Weight: 145g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.