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, the Black Linen Micarta was chosen for durability with solid stainless steel bolster and rivets. Each handle is hand contoured to fit your hand comfortably, and the full tang is tapered down for the perfect weight balance.
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: Black Linen Micarta 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.
Perfect buying experience, quick shipping. Knife was a gift, a perfect gift.
Exactly what I wanted. Beautifully made and very well balanced.
Probably the most elegant, simple at the same time slick design out there. This peace work of art is so comfort, light, sharp, ergonomic, appropriate design that you don't feel any fatigue in your hand. A great thank to Mr. Hattori and JCK for making and selling FH Forums series. I think all German Knife Manufacturers like Zwilling and Wusthof should learn something from Japanese Knife makers and improve their Stone age bolster and blade designs.
I'm very impressed. Build quality is 10/10. I love this knife!
This is one of my favourite knifes so far!