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He is now 77 years old. His knife making career has started at the age of 18, when he joined his farther's kitchen knife factory "Masahiro" in Seki. In 1971, he has opened his own workshop and started producing his own brand high quality kitchen knives and hunting knives. The "Hattori" brand knives have quickly gained great reputations from the end-users both in domestic and overseas for the finest workmanship.
In the final finishing work, he gives his special care to check every detail, blade grinding and polishing flows, warping, angles and handle shaping, fitting etc etc.... Every knife that does not meet with his strict quality standard, is returned to be reworked from the beginning or thrown away.
His "Never Compromise" attitude to seek the finest workmanship has made him called as "World's Best Knife Craftsman". He was also honored to receive "Excellent Skilled Craftsman Award" from Seki Knife Industrial Association. When you hold his knife in hand and actually use it, you will know and admit that he really deserve it.
We would like everyone to experience his fine work, but his production is very limited due to the time consuming hand works.
Advance Notice: Price Increase For Hattori FH Series Knives
Due to the increasing cost of steel, materials, machinery and labor over the last 10 years, we regret to inform you that we will be raising the retail price of all Hattori FH Series knives starting with the delivery of the next batch. We hope this advance notice will encourage you to purchase Hattori FH Series knives at their current price, before the new price increase takes effect.
Over that last 10 years, JCK and Hattori have both done the best to maintain product prices, however, due to repeated increases in the cost steel, materials, machinery and labor we must increase the price of Hattori FH Series knives this year. We hope you understand our position and we thank you for your attention.