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El Pescador
09-15-2011, 01:49 AM
Oldie but goodie for sale. This is a very lightly used Hattori Forum Gyuto . It's got a great edge put on by TK59. I bought this knife a while ago and felt it was too nice to use in a pro kitchen. The fit and finish on these knives is truly exceptional. If you're looking for a great western handled gyuto at a very reasonable price this is it.

$180 OBO168616871688

chazmtb
09-15-2011, 11:05 AM
Great knife at a great price.

dreamsignals
09-15-2011, 01:38 PM
did the cowry x upgrade happen?

El Pescador
09-15-2011, 02:31 PM
This is a VG-10 blade. I will tell you that it has a great feel on the stones. Usually, I'm not a big fan of VG-10. The chippiness. The ****** feel on the stones. Edge retention. This knife's the exception. While not perfect, it does feel good on the stones compared to a lot of other stainless, including other VG-10 blades.

In addition to the exceptional heat treat, the blade profile sports a gentle curve that lends itself to being an exceptional rock-chopper.

Dave Martell
09-15-2011, 05:33 PM
Judd, I'd have to agree that these knives sharpen differently (nicer feeling) than most VG-10 knives. I noticed this the very first time I touched one and every time since.

chazmtb
09-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Sharpens very much like white carbon steel.

dreamsignals
09-15-2011, 08:07 PM
i have always great things about the hattori forum. was just curious if they ever did the upgrade.

what i'm most curious about those knives is the handle though

stevenStefano
09-15-2011, 08:13 PM
The handle is awesome. I pinch grip so it ain't super important, but it is the only Western handled knife I ever use now

EdipisReks
09-15-2011, 08:17 PM
The handle is awesome. I pinch grip so it ain't super important, but it is the only Western handled knife I ever use now

i pinch grip too, and my 240 FH gyuto is the only western gyuto i've kept around, and the handle is a big part of why.

so_sleepy
09-15-2011, 08:20 PM
It always surprises me how the FH doesn't get much cred on the forums. I think it is the perfect answer to all the non-obsessive newbies just looking for a nice knife to replace their German stuff.

so_sleepy
09-15-2011, 08:22 PM
i pinch grip too, and my 240 FH gyuto is the only western gyuto i've kept around, and the handle is a big part of why.

+1 on the handle. It is the only western knife I own that I would not consider re-handling.

stevenStefano
09-15-2011, 09:47 PM
It always surprises me how the FH doesn't get much cred on the forums. I think it is the perfect answer to all the non-obsessive newbies just looking for a nice knife to replace their German stuff.

I agree. It was the first proper J-Knife I bought and the story behind its creation was one of the reasons why. I think it is a perfect first J-Knife, has a very classy look and design and performs excellently

El Pescador
09-16-2011, 12:04 AM
Thanks all...SPF

El Pescador
09-16-2011, 12:11 PM
Sold!