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 31st knife in the Hattori "SAN" Limited Edition knife collection, which celebrates the 80-year anniversary of his birth. He has carefully selected his favorite materials and created an elegant and stylish, premium-quality Custom Combination Handle. Total 35 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-31 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 V-Gold San-Mai stainless steel Bowie-style blade, with a large false edge on the back of the clip point. Elegant and simple, the 4-3/4" "STAY-GOLD Edition" Custom Combination Handle is a real modern beauty (Leather Washer / Brass / Quince Burl Wood / Black Micarta) that features a solid Brass 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.
V-Gold San-Mai blade is 7.0mm (9/32") thick and 160mm long, 280mm (11") overall length, Weight 353g
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN Limited Edition SAN-31 S.O.G. Bowie Knife, “Hattori STAY-GOLD Edition”
Blade Material: V-Gold San-Mai Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 59 to 60
Handle Material:Custom Combination Handle is a real modern beauty (Leather Washer / Brass / Quince Burl Wood / Black Micarta) that features a solid Brass Double Guard / Crossguard and Butt Cap
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 280mm
Blade Length: 160mm
Blade Thickness: 7mm