This year, Master Hattori became 80 years old. In Japan, a person’s 80th birthday is commemorated with a special celebration called 傘寿 / Sanjyu. To celebrate his special anniversary year, and also his proud achievements as a Master craftsman, Hattori has decided to produce a Special Limited Edition Collection of knives called the 傘 San Series. Each item in this special limited edition collection will be marked with a Serial No.
The Hattori 傘 San Series knife collection will feature special, very limited production models, which Master Hattori can no longer produce in large quantites due to the rarity or limited availability of handle materials or blade materials.
Master Ichiro Hattori has selected the TV series S.O.G. Bowie knife to be the 28th knife in the Hattori "SAN" Limited Edition knife collection, which celebrates the 80-year anniversary of his birth. He has carefully selected his favorite natural materials and created an elegant, premium-quality Custom Leather Washer Handle with wood spacers. Only 5 pieces will be produced, each knife has a serial number engraved on the bolster and a 傘 SAN logo etched on to the back of blade and inscribed on the Presentation box.
The Hattori SAN-28 Limited Bowie Knife is modelled after a famous S.O.G. knife from the Vietnam war era and has a 6-1/4" hollow ground, semi-mirror polished AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel Bowie-style blade, with a large false edge on the back of the clip point. The Practical 4-3/4" Custom Combination Handle is made with beautiful Natural materials (Leather Washers / Nickel Silver / Quince Burl Wood / African Blackwood) and features a solid stainless steel Double Guard / Crossguard and Butt Cap (With Lanyard hole). The knife comes with a Brown leather sheath (With a sharpening stone inside the pocket) and the Gift box has a special Sanjyu ("80-year anniversary") gold label and message.
AUS-8 blade is 7.0mm (9/32") thick and 160mm long, 283mm (11") overall length, Weight 345g
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN Limited Edition SAN-28 S.O.G. Bowie Knife, “Hattori Natural Edition”
Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58 to 59
Handle Material:Custom Combination Handle is made with beautiful Natural materials (Leather Washers / Nickel Silver / Quince Burl Wood / African Blackwood) and features a solid stainless steel Double Guard / Crossguard and Butt Cap
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 283mm
Blade Length: 160mm
Blade Thickness: 7mm