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 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel, SG-II. Master Hattori carefully selected the materials for these San-Mai (Three-piece laminated) knives: The blade is made with an SG-II Powdered High Speed Tool Steel core that is sandwiched between two layers of hard VG-2 stainless steel. This laminated blade construction provides extra strength and durability for the blade and the high carbon VG-2 stainless steel resists scratches and blade warpage. Hattori carefully selected these steel materials to ensure the creation of an efficient, practical knife that offers high cutting performance and excellent edge retention.
Master Hattori chose to use a very rare and elegant Black/Red Linen Micarta handle. About 20 years ago, Master Hattori discovered this unique and stylish linen Micarta and now he has decided to use this premium material for this special SAN Limited Edition knives. Linen Micarta is a durable, water-resistanct composit material that is very practical for kitchen knife handles. Each handle is carefully contoured by hand to ensure that it fits your hand comfortably and the full tang is taper ground to reduce weight and perfect balance. Comes with a Gift box with "Sanjyu 80 year anniversary message and gold label.
Hattori uses the Red Color Fiber for the spacer between tang and elegant Linen Micarta which makes beautiful gradation color of appearance.
Hattori 傘 SAN-GECKO Limited Edition GECKO-4 Gyuto 210mm (8.2 Inch, Very Rare and Elegant Black/Red Linen Micarta handle) is Special Limited Edition and produced for only 9Pcs.
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-4 Gyuto 210mm (8.2 Inch, Very Rare and Elegant Black/Red Linen Micarta Handle)
Blade Material: SG-II San-Mai (SG-II core is sandwiched with VG-2 hard Stainless Steel)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Very rare and Elegant Black/Red Linen Micarta Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Gyuto 210mm (8.2")|
Cutting edge length: 211mm
Total Length: 335mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Blade Width: 45mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Total Weight: 201g
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 Powdered High Speed Tool Steel blade kitchen knife that has a rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
This is a beautiful piece of hardware that came surgical edge sharp and has had continued use for 3 months, is honed regularly and just had a first whetstone sharpening. It’s replacing a Henckels chef knife that’s been my main cut-everything kitchen tool for 20 years (which I’m passing along for my son to use) so it’ll have quite a task up ahead. So far, maintaining that incredible edge has been easy and the knife is a pleasure to use. I’m looking forward to see if it’ll manage to do so for another 20 years.
Simple elegant construction with superb balance …. Lovely precision cutting blade….a knife I am proud to display and use.