The ultimate line of knives by the experienced craftsman, Ichiro Hattori with his never compromise character and craftsmanship.
In the final finishing work, Hattori gives special care to check every detail, blade grinding and polishing flows, warping, angles and handle shaping, fitting etc etc.... Every knife that does not meet with his strict quality standard, is returned to be reworked from the beginning or thrown away.
His "Never Compromise" attitude to seek the finest workmanship has made him called as "World's Best Knife Craftsman". He was also honored to receive "Excellent Skilled Craftsman Award" from Seki Knife Industrial Association.
When you hold his knife in hand and actually use it, you will know and admit that he really deserve it.
Each year, many Hattori fans and colletors are waiting for the special limited Year Knife. This year, Grand Master, Ichiro Hattori has selected Clip Point All Purpose Utility Hunter with rare Bocote exotic wood handle, and has been producing 100 pieces for these months. This is a limited production of 100 pcs with a serial number.
Hattori 2018 Year Knife: Slim-line 5-1/2" AUS-8 Clip-point V-grind blade with false edge on back, 4-1/2" Hand rounded Bocote Exotic wood handle with Nickel silver Hilt and Duralumin Butt Cap, Black/Red Fiber spacers, Hidden tang with screw and lanyard hole on end. (The HT-2018 Knife Collections (Serial No.41 to No.61) does not come with the Butt Cap, which makes simple appearance))
The blade is etched with "KNIFE 2018, 1 OF 100" and HATTORI logo with red insignia, Each knife is serial numbered with "001-100" engraved on the hilt (You can select your favorite Serial No.), Comes with Black leather sheath and Wooden Presentation Box imprinted with "Hattori 2018 Year Special Limited Knife" in Japanse and gold color
AUS-8 blade in 5.0mm thick, 143mm blade, 255mm overall, Weight 180g
Knife Model: Hattori 2018 Year Limited Edition Knife
Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58 to 59
Handle Material: Bocote Exotic wood handle with Nickel silver Hilt and Duralumin Butt Cap, Black/Red Fiber spacers
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 255mm
Blade Length: 143mm
Blade Thickness: 5mm