After years of the 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.
Hattori FH Series knife is produced in very small batches to ensure a high level of quality and performance. Every detail in design and manufacture has been taken into consideration from the special heat treat process, to the hand contoured handle and to the balance, ergonomics and profile of each knife.
The blade is made of VG-10 Cobalt Steel (HRC60 to 61). Even though it is simple appearance, we can feel the Hattori’s detailed works high level of craftsmanship from finely hand sharpened and polished blade.
For the handle material, Master Hattori chose the African Black wood, which has an elegant look of dark & simple textures. Hattori's fine custom hand working process can be seen on its well hand contoured and perfect shaped handle.
Mr. Hattori believes that the comfortable and well balanced handles are as important as the good blades, so he pays a special attention to the details of not only for the outside looks, but also for the durability against crack and shrinkage that may happen in a long range of use on these natural materials. Before assembling and shaping the handle slabs, each selected wooden block is stabilized in the boiled wax for 3 hours, and then cut into two pieces for matching woodgrain patterns for both sides. In fact, when I first saw and gripped it in my hand, I felt something warmness and comfortable sense of touch with this hand shaped natural wood handle.
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: Hattori Forums FH Series Santoku
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: African Blackwood Handle
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 170mm (6.6")
Cutting edge length: 170mm (6.6")
Total Length: 300mm (11.8")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 45mm (1.7")
Handle Length: 120mm (4.7")
Total Weight: 165g (5.8oz)
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.
I bought this knife for my mother who has never had a quality knife before, and she has expressed her surprise to me many times on how great this knife is to handle and use. The wrapping was beautiful and I felt great handing the gift to her. Thank you JapaneseChefsKnife.com ! 10/10 experience and product.
At first, I hesitated to buy this knife because of the price and I was worry I wouldn’t be able to justify it but I knew Hattori was making absolutely amazing knives. So I bought it and I love it. Beautiful blade and very pleasant handle. Very light and precise. I was ready to sharpen it on a natural Japanese stone as soon as I got it, but I was very surprised by the way it was cutting right from the box and didn’t need to touch it. Can’t wait to buy an other one :)
At first I wasn’t too sure about it. This is only my second knife and the top part of the blade is rather sharp when using the pinch technique, but I have become used to the knife and absolutely love it. I can’t go back to anything else! I am spoiled now. Thanks to JCK for getting something like this made - I’m a complete Japanese knife convert now.
I bought the item as a gift to my boyfriend for his 30th. The knife is just Amazing, my boyfriend was super- happy! It has been a perfect gift for a chef! This company provides a great service too, the delivery was really fast and the customer service is Awesome.
The Hattori knife is truly phenomenal workmanship - I have used mine for over 10 years and (with sharpening) it cuts like new. I have since frequently bought the same knife as a gift.