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Hattori Forums FH Series FH-4A Santoku 170mm (6.6inch, African Blackwood Handle)

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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.

 

Important

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.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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Hattori History, Pride & Philosophy

For more than 50 years, Master Hattori has devoted his life to creating masterpieces. Throughout his long knife making career and his continuous quest for improvement, his "Never Compromise" spirit has remained constant and he has always sought the finest workmanship. Hattori’s core values are: 心・技・体 ( "Spirit", "Artistry", "Continuity")
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Hattori Quality & Craftsmanship

Master Hattori always pays special care and attention to ensure the best-quality, most practical knives possible; This is his great passion. He believes that creating a straight blade, without warp, is one of the most important and essential steps in making a high-quality, practical knife and it also aids efficiency and precision during the next manufacturing processes. After the heat treatment, grinding and sharpening processes, Hattori pays special attention is to straightening the blades, which is achieved using a sophisticated manual hammering process.
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Hattori Quality & Craftsmanship

Master Hattori’s passionate apprentice, Mr. Nagatomo, concentrates continuously when he is handcrafting the perfectly shaped handles of the Hattori FH series knifes. Utilizing at least 10 different manufacturing steps and several pieces of equipment, I observed him carefully shape and contour the handle by hand. With each process, the handle is gradually refined until it reaches the perfect shape and finish. I felt all of these steps and processes were necessary. Indeed, it takes time to achieve the Hattori Quality.
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Why Hattori Knives ?

Over the past 60 years, Hattori’s dedication, passion and continuous improvements have resulted in unbeatable knife quality, superb craftsmanship and the production of Japan’s premium professional-quality knives. Hattori’s life-long quest for improvement will never end and Hattori will continue to make masterpieces that impact your spirit.
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    06/29/2022
    Garth H.
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    I recommend this product

    Hattori FH 4A Santoku

    Hattori Santuku is just a plain nice knife. My wife has claimed it for herself and uses it nearly every day. The knife has a superb finish and the VG10 steel holds a very sharp edge.

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    12/15/2021
    gerald b.
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    these knives are beautifull

    the knives are well balanced, sharp and easy to use. at no time does it feel like you are fighting the knife.

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    10/11/2021
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    Hattori Forums FH Series FH-4A Santoku 170mm (6.6inch, African Blackwood Handle)

    The best knife I have ever had!

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    09/01/2021
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    Extreme Satisfaction

    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.

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    Amazing Knife

    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 :)

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