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.
As the end of year 2021 approaches, Hattori have just launched their new “GECKO” brand knife collection, which will grow over time to become an exiting series of distinctive, high-end knives.
Needless to say, Hattori is Japan’s top-ranked Knife Maker and Hattori’s new high-end GECKO brand knife collection will be handcrafted using all of Hattori’s experience, skill, spirit and passion. Just like the Hattori 傘 SAN Series knife collection, the Hattori GECKO brand knife collection will feature special, very limited production models, which Master Hattori can no longer produce in large quantities due to the rarity or limited availability of handle materials or blade materials.
Each knife in the Hattori GECKO knife collection will have a unique “GECKO” Trade Mark logo etched on to knife blade. In Japan, the “GECKO” is considered a special creature, which brings good luck and fortune, protecting and preserving your family and your house. This communicates Hattori’s sincere wish that all Hattori knife fans and serious knife collectors will have good luck and fortune in their lives — Especially during the difficult environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are proud and excited to introduce the new, high-end Hattori GECKO brand knife collection to our customers.
GECKO-01 KATANA is the first knife to be released in the Hattori GECKO brand collection. The design concepts for this first model were "Simplicity", "Practicality" and "Japanese Spirit".
The Single Bevel Edge Tanto / Katana blade is hollow ground, semi-mirror polished, VG-10 stainless steel. The Linen Micarta handle with solid Nickel Silver is Hand Contoured to maximize comfort. Each knife comes with a black Leather sheath, a fancy gift box, a decorative Japanese Nishijin Textile Pouch and a Hattori GECKO Original Certificate.
VG-10 Blade, Thickness 5.0mm, Blade Length 137mm, Overall Length 250mm, Handle Length 120mm, Weight 277g
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN-GECKO Limited Edition GECKO-01 KATANA
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Handle Material: Linen Micarta Handle with Nickel Silver Hilt
Leather Sheath: Included.
Nishijin Pouch: Included.
Overall Length: 250mm
Blade Length: 137mm
Blade Thickness: 5.0mm