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 Paring (Parer) knife is useful for a variety of commonplace kitchen tasks, but it is primarily used for peeling and accurately shaping fruits and vegetables. Paring knives are particularly useful when cutting small items held in the hand, which makes them indispensable in the kitchen and an ideal companion for Gyuto knives.
Knife Model: Hattori Forums FH Series Parer
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.
| Parer 70mm (2.7")|
Cutting edge length: 70mm (2.7")
Total Length: 185mm (7.2")
Blade Thickness: 1.5mm (0.05")
Blade Width: 20mm (0.7")
Handle Length: 110mm (4.3")
Total Weight: 58g (2.0oz)
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.
Everything seem to be fine about this knife. It is beautiful. Handle is done nicely. After one month of use everything still looks great. Thus it fully deserves 5 stars! But I have one minor complain and it is a laser cut logo on the bask side of the blade. It is ****, it feels bad to touch and it looks very cheap. Do know why and who came up with this idea to put it there and laser cut it, I personally dislike it very much. Laser cut message takes away hand craft aspect of knife and put in the lease of mass produced cheap knifes.
Hattori s knives are really good.I like it
Purchased the knife for three reasons: 1. Wanted a little knife for the small cutting jobs in the kitchen. My wife calls it “The Cutie”. 2. Always wanted an Hattori knife. 3. Wanted a knife made from VG10 steel. I was not disappointed. The knife is so handy for all the small cutting jobs in the kitchen. I ended up using it a lot more than I ever thought I would have. I wanted to know about Hattori knives. The attention to detail and the fine finish of the knife causes one to look for reasons to use it. I found the VG10 steel easy to hone and get an extremely sharp edge. I will be buying another Hattori Knife. Garth Harrison
This is why I always come back for another knife if needed, very please of every time purchases here!
A perfekt knife