Ichiro Hattori, 82 years old craftsman, was involved with knife making at the age of 18 when he joined his father's knife company "Masahiro". In 1971, he has opened his own workshop and started producing high quality Hunting knives for export with buyers brands including Kershaw, Browning, Beretta, Tekna etc.
His fine works have been quickly recognized in the U.S. market as the custom quality knives with the detailed hand works. This reputation came from his nature to seek the finest workmanship without any compromises. In 1993, he has entered into a domestic market with his own name and line, and instantly captured Japanese knife users as the finest Hunting knives ever offered in Japan.
Hattori also makes high-end quality Kitchen knives at our Chef's knife online shop JCK
Hattori production is very limited due to the time consuming hand works to the details, and takes much times to deliver once sold out. It is hard to tell when available next, but we will keep you on the waiting list and notify you as soon as it becomes available in future.
Master Craftsman Awards
Master, Ichiro Hattori has received Japan Ministry of Health Awards for "Contemporary Master Craftsman" as the "Outstanding Technicians in Knife-Making" in Tokyo on November 10th, 2010.
We had a cerebration party in Seki on March 3rd with 70 attendances from Seki Knife Industry. Mr. Hattori and his wife is making a thanks speech at the party (photo)
The Knife enthusiast and Hattori fan, Mr. Ken Hashimoto in New York has opened new website about Hattori history and his products at Hattori