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.
A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife is a small general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes. The compact size and relatively narrow blade of the Petty knife mean that it is very nimble and controllable, thus it is ideal for making precise cuts.
Knife Model: Hattori Forums FH Series Petty
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 Black Wood Handle
Saya Included: No.
Petty 120mm (4.7")
Petty 150mm (5.9")
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.
Hello Koki, thank you for the wonderful knife. I already use the Santoku knife from this series. Since this one is a bit too big for my wife, I bought her the smaler Petty knife. She is absolutely thrilled. The knife is already very sharp from the factory and leaves nothing to be desired in daily kitchen work. The service from JCK is excellent, the delivery to Germany was very fast and in a stable and safe packaging. This was not my last purchase from this great dealer!
Yes teenagers of the hattori fh knives, very very elegant and at the same time smart, agile, and useful blades on 120 and 150 mm Petty's I purchased. So pleasing to touch the African black handle. They are small compact but fitting perfectly in your hand. Blades are not too much long or too much short but just enough perfect for any minor tasks. these are a must to have. Very happy. Thank you so much.
It took less than week until I received the knives. Some local logistics provider are slower than shipping worldwide with JCK The knives are wonderful, maybe a bit expensive related to the larger ones but still ok
superb. excellent craftsmanship for both the blade and handle.
Knife is light and very very sharp. Easy to handle, even a Hattori!