Master Hattori is now 82 years old and is a Grand Master blade smith with over 60 years of knife making experience. He has devoted tremendous time and energy to making the finest knives, which have received praise from knife industry experts from around the world.
As you likely know, Hattori knives – such as the Hattori KD Series Cowry X Damascus Knives and the Hattori Forums FH Series – are recognized as true masterpieces and are praised for being very practical, they are the fruits of Hattori's many years of experience and hard work.
We have closely worked with Hattori to create the special edition, limited quantity, 210mm San-Mai Gyuto knives utilize the reputable High Quality Japanese Powdered High Speed Tool Steel, SG-II. Master Hattori carefully selected the materials for these San-Mai (Three-piece laminated) knives: The blade is made with an SG-II Powdered High Speed Tool Steel core that is sandwiched between two layers of hard VG-2 stainless steel. This laminated blade construction provides extra strength and durability for the blade and the high carbon VG-2 stainless steel resists scratches and blade warpage. Hattori carefully selected these steel materials to ensure the creation of an efficient, practical knife that offers high cutting performance and excellent edge retention.
Master Hattori chose to use a very unique and beautiful Sugilite Malachite Gem-Composite stone Handle. The Sugilite Malachite Gemstone Handle has a beautiful appearance and to ensure that it can be gripped comfortably, it has been carefully contoured and polished by hand. The full tang is taper ground to reduce weight and perfect balance.
Hattori Custom Limited Special Edition Gyuto 210mm (Sugilite Malachite Gem-Composite stone Handle) is "One-of-a-Kind" and comes with the Serial No. and available with only 5Pcs. (Serial No.1 (01-2021) to No.5 (5-2021)
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is a true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: Hattori Custom Limited Special Edition, HSG-1SM Gyuto 210mm (Sugilite Malachite Gem-Composite stone Handle)
Blade Material: SG-II San-Mai (SG-II core is sandwiched with VG-2 hard Stainless Steel)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Sugilite Malachite Gem-Composite stone Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 335mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 46mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Total Weight: 214g
About Left Handed Version
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
Instructions & Maintenance
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.