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 carefully selected some elegant natural Olive Wood, which has a unique and beautiful woodgrain pattern and a warm, rich color. The perfect shape and contours of the handles further showcases Hattori's fine custom handwork. "Natural beauty" and "elegance" are the words that best describe the new Hattori FH Series Gyuto with Olive Wood Handle.
Mr. Hattori believes a comfortable and well balanced handle is just as important as a good blade. Accordingly, he not only carefully considers the external looks of the handle, but also the durability. Since untreated natural wood can shrink and develop cracks during long-term usage, Hattori carefully selects each block of wood and boils it in wax for 3 hours to stabilize it. After stabilization, the block is cut in half to produce two pieces that have matching woodgrain patterns, these 'scales' are then affixed to the knife tang and hand shaped. When I first gripped one of these handcrafted, natural wood handles, I immediately noted the warm, silky feel and comfortable contours; I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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: Olive Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster & Nickel Silver Rivets
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 170mm (6.6")
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.