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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.
The Hattori 傘 San Series 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.
At the end of year 2021, Hattori launched the 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.
For the year 2022, Master Hattori has decided to expand the production of his SAN and GECKO Custom Handmade knife collections. While all of the other Hattori knife collections are also handmade (In fact, nearly all of the manufacturing steps are completed entirely by hand), Master Hattori has decided to focus his efforts on producing 100% custom handmade knife collections, which Hattori will be making entirely by hand; From hand cutting the steel for the blade blank, to the final shaping and finishing of the handle. These custom knives will be produced in very limited numbers and we know that our customers will appreciate Master Hattori’s detailed work, experienced craftsmanship and the distinctive custom 'taste' of these knives.
We are proud and excited to introduce the new, high-end Hattori GECKO brand knife collection to our customers.
Hattori 傘 SAN-GECKO Limited Edition GECKO-2SO Custom Wild Hunter (Stag Handle / Spiny Oyster Gem-Composite Stone Spacer)
Wild and Elegant are the best words to describe this new addition to the Hattori GECKO collection. Offering outstanding cutting performance, the sturdy hunting knife has a 6.8 Inch (175mm) long Convex Ground VG-10 Stainless Steel blade that has been carefully hand-ground and hand-polished. Hattori carefully selected the high quality, perfectly shaped pieces of Stag Antler material for the handles. The combination of Stag Handle, Spiny Oyster Gem-Composite Stone Spacer and the elegant, curved solid Brass Hilt, give the knife a wild but stylish overall appearance. The knife blade has been etched with both the 傘 SAN & GECKO logos and is presented in a Gift Box, which is decorated with a special Sanjyu ("80-year anniversary") gold label and contains a commemorative message from Master Hattori. A hand-stitched leather sheath with belt loop is also included. This knife collection is produced and available for only 2Pcs.
VG-10 blade is 5mm thick & 175mm long, 300mm overall length, Weight 224g
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN Limited Edition GECKO-2SO Custom Wild Hunter
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Handle Material: Stag Handle with Spiny Oyster Gem-Composite Stone Spacer & solid Brass Hilt
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 300mm (11.8 inches)
Blade Length: 175mm (6.8 inches)
Blade Thickness: 5mm (0.2 inch)
Weight: 224g (7.9 oz)