This year, 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.
This is the 26th knife to be produced for the Hattori "SAN" Limited edition knife collection, which celebrates the 80-year anniversary of his birth. For the first “SAN” Limited Edition, Hattori produced the SAN-1 Big Fighter with Cocobolo wood handle. The Hattori Big Fighter is indeed stylish and is one of Hattori’s most popular knives. After the total 50 Pcs of SAN-1 Big Fighter Cocobolo were sold out, we have received many requests from our long-time customers, asking if it was possible to produce another batch of Hattori Big Fighter.
Due to our firm request for more knives and Hattori’s flexibility and passion for the SAN Special Limited Edition knife collection, we are proud to announce and introduce the Hattori 傘 SAN Limited Edition SAN-26 Big Fighter.
Hattori carefully selected his favorite, most reliable materials for the Big Fighter knife collection. Just 10 Pcs of Hattori Premium Edition SAN-26 Big Fighter were made and they are now available to our customers:
Hattori SAN-26 Premium Big Fighter
Desert Ironwood Handle Version (Serial No.1, No.2)
White Corian Handle Version (Serial No.3, No.4)
Squid Maple Wood Handle Version (Serial No.5)
African Blackwood Handle Version (Serial No.6, No.7, No.8, No.9, No.10)
Designed for battle and fighting, these knives have a slightly recurved, Hollow Ground 7" (180 mm) long blade, a fuller / 'blood groove' and a false edge on the spine. The false edge and distal taper result in a very sharp point. The blade is made of strong, heavy 0.20" (5.0 mm) thick AUS-8 Chrome-Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel, hardened to HRc. 58-59. The exotic selected wood full tang handle is hand contoured and rounded to fit your hand comfortably and securely. Comes fitted with a stylish Black Spacer and Solid Nickel Silver Hilt, Rivets and Lanyard Tube. Includes a custom, handcrafted brown Leather Sheath and a Special Limited Edition Hattori Box.
Each SAN-26 knife is marked with a serial number, has an etched "傘 San" logo on the right-hand side of the blade and a "Hattori" logo on the left-hand side of the blade.
SAN-26 Premium Big Fighter
Desert Ironwood Handle AUS-8, 180 mm long, 5.0mm thick blade; 138 mm handle; 335 mm overall length; Weight 366g
White Corian Handle AUS-8, 180 mm long, 5.0mm thick blade; 138 mm handle; 335 mm overall length; Weight 382g
Squid Maple Wood Handle AUS-8, 180 mm long, 5.0mm thick blade; 138 mm handle; 335 mm overall length; Weight 357g
African Black Wood Handle AUS-8, 180 mm long, 5.0mm thick blade; 138 mm handle; 335 mm overall length; Weight 359g
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN Limited Edition SAN-26 Premium Big Fighter
Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58 to 59
Desert Ironwood Handle with Nickel Silver Hilt
White Corian Handle with Nickel Silver Hilt
Squid Maple Wood Handle with Nickel Silver Hilt
African Black Wood Handle with Nickel Silver Hilt
Leather Sheath: Included.
Overall Length: 335mm
Blade Length: 180mm
Blade Thickness: 5mm