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 quantites due to the rarity or limited availability of handle materials or blade materials.
In the end of year 2021, Hattori have 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.
We are proud and excited to introduce the new, high-end Hattori GECKO brand knife collection to our customers.
We have closely worked with Hattori to create the the SAN-GECKO special edition, limited quantity, 210mm San-Mai Gyuto knives utilize the reputable High Quality Japanese Stainless Steel. VG-10.
The blade is made with an VG-10 core that is sandwiched between two layers of the stainless steel. This laminated blade construction provides extra strength and durability for the blade. Hattori carefully selected the San-Mai (Clad) steel materials to ensure the creation of an efficient, practical knife.
Hattori's Comcept and Philosophy for creating these new GECKO knives are, "Simple", "efficient" and "beautiful contemporary styling" - These are the best words to describe these GECKO Limited Edition Gyuto 210mm.
Master Hattori believes Linen Micarta is one of the most practical and efficient handle materials. Linen Micarta Handles provide excellent grip, are relatively strong and durable, and also resist shrinkage. Finely hand crafted and hand polished Linen Micarta Handles of these knives are beautifully accented with a Royal Purple Hybrid-Resin Spacer and also feature solid stainless steel bolsters and rivets. Each handle is hand contoured to fit your hand comfortably and, to create the perfect weight balance, the full-width blade tang has been tapered down.
This knife comes with a Gift box with "Sanjyu 80 year anniversary message and gold label. The knife also comes with a matching wooden Saya (Sheath) with a decorative black lacquer finish, which complements the appearance of the Black Linen Micarta.
Hattori 傘 SAN-GECKO Limited Edition GECKO-18E Gyuto 210mm (8.2 Inch, Linen Micarta/Royal Purple Hybrid-Resin Handle) is produced for only 1Pc.
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is a true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN-GECKO Limited Edition GECKO-18E Gyuto 210mm (8.2 Inch, Linen Micarta/Royal Purple Hybrid-Resin Handle)
Blade Material: VG-10 San-Mai (VG-10 core is sandwiched with Stainless Steel)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Custom Handmade Linen Micarta / Royal Purple Hybrid-Resin Handle
Saya Included: Yes.
| Gyuto 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 335mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 44mm
Handle Length: 119mm
Total Weight: 195g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.