A few years ago, 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 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.
In the end of year 2021, Hattori launched the new “GECKO” brand knife collection, which will grow over time to become an existing 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.
Hattori 傘 SAN-GECKO Limited Edition GECKO-6C-5 Gyuto 210mm (8.2 Inch) with Mellow Yellow Camel Bone Handle.
For the GECKO-6 Gyuto 210mm, Master Hattori chose to use a wild, unique Camel Bone material for the handle. The Custom Handmade Handle has been carefully contoured and polished by hand for a comfortable grip and excellent overall knife balance. Each Camel Bone Handle has unique color and texture, only a limited quantity available. We hope you will enjoy selecting your favorite handle version and adding a Limited Edition GECKO-6 Gyuto 210mm knife to your Hattori knife collection.
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-6C-5 Gyuto 210mm (8.2 Inch, Mellow Yellow Camel Bone 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: Custom Handmade Mellow Yellow Camel Bone 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: 215g
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.