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Feeling a bit nostalgic today and I began to remember the first real Japanese chef knife I ever bought. A Hattori HD 240mm gyuto. From what I know they where made by a company and sold under a few different names. Seeing as how Hattori knives are hard to find could someone direct me to the original maker so I could possibly find the same knife with one of these alternative names on it?

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Albeit not the HD, the FH is still available at JCK. They also used to have a good supply to the HDs. Maybe shoot Koki an email and see what he has... sometimes he has some things hidden away or not listed.

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Any opinions on the Hattori FH?

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The forum knife was made during the time Foodie forums was operating and sold through Koki. It was vg10 based I believe ( maybe vg1). A followup version in Cowry x was proposed but never made.

Contact Koki. FWIW, Koki is a male :)
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The Hattori FH is actually a really great knife, cuts well, holds a very good edge, and the blade profile to me is great. Some folks are not keen on VG10 but its a great stainless steel and for some reason the one on the FH is exceptional.

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rk592934 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:18 am
Any opinions on the Hattori FH?
I own a Hattori FH honesuke and really like it. It's one of my most used knives because of the amount of chicken we eat. Comfortable handle. Steel gets nice and sharp without too much hassle.

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rk592934 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:18 am
Any opinions on the Hattori FH?
I think they are perfectly fine knives. VG-10 gets some flack around here for being pedestrian, but when it all shakes out, the steel is pretty good. The handles are comfortable, albeit some have some shrinkage issues you may have to remedy with some sandpaper (many western handles made with natural products will have the same issue).

There is nothing spectacular about them..they are a good middle of the road knife.

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I remember ogling them heavily when they first came out. Many years ago because it seemed like a natural upgrade to the HD. I know there’s better out there but I’ve always had a soft spot for them because of Hattori being my first.

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rk592934 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:15 am
I remember ogling them heavily when they first came out. Many years ago because it seemed like a natural upgrade to the HD. I know there’s better out there but I’ve always had a soft spot for them because of Hattori being my first.
I hear you. The Kanji is screen printed on these, but, IMO, looks spectacular. When I bought mine they also came in a exhibition style white box. I hope they still use those. Since you posted this thread I have actually been eyeing the petty knife.

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rk592934 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:39 pm
I began to remember the first real Japanese chef knife I ever bought. A Hattori HD 240mm gyuto. [...] Seeing as how Hattori knives are hard to find could someone direct me to the original maker so I could possibly find the same knife with one of these alternative names on it?
Mine too, an HD-1 petty. I believe Ryusen is the maker you're looking for.

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rk592934 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Feeling a bit nostalgic today and I began to remember the first real Japanese chef knife I ever bought. A Hattori HD 240mm gyuto. From what I know they where made by a company and sold under a few different names. Seeing as how Hattori knives are hard to find could someone direct me to the original maker so I could possibly find the same knife with one of these alternative names on it?
The original manufacturer for this knife is Ryusen and you can still find them under their name. A couple years ago they stopped offering them as OEM options. We sold them under the Maruyoshi brand until they pulled the plug.
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Thanks Mark!

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