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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. 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-8 Custom Wild Crown Hunter (Crown Stag Handle / Convex Ground)
Wild and Distinctive are the best words to describe this new addition to the Hattori GECKO collection. Hattori has selected the "160-1 Big Bowie Hunter I" model which is one of the largest blade among Hattori wide selections, and Hattori carefully selected the very rare and distinctive Crown Stag Material for the handle. For making the best shape and grip, Hattori very carefully hand contoured and polished the Crown Stag handle. It requires so many of manual and detailed custom hand works the best adjustment. After the tremendous time-consuming, detailed works, the Sturdy and only-one-made, Hattori Custom Wild Crown Hunter is now available.
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 and a decorative Japanese Silk Handmade Pouch and Hattori GECKO Original Certificate are also included.
9-1/2" AUS-6 Molybdenum/Vanadium stainless steel Heavy duty Big Bowie blade with Hamaguri-ba ground edge, long blood groove and false edge on back. 6.1inch" Crown Stag Handle with stainless steel hilt. Hidden tang construction is considered the durable and the weight balance. 15.7 inch" Overall length. Come with brown Custom Leather sheath.
AUS-6 blade in 6.8mm thick, 242mm blade, 400mm overall, Weight 530g
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN Limited Edition GECKO-8 Custom Wild Crown Hunter (Convex Ground)
Blade Material: AUS-6 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 57 to 58
Handle Material: Crown Stag Handle with Stainless Hilt
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 400mm (15.7 inches)
Blade Length: 242mm (9.5 inches)
Blade Thickness: 6.8mm (0.26 inch)
Weight: 530g (18.7oz)