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 Number.
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.
Today, we present the Hattori 傘 San Series Cowry X Petty 120mm with handmade Linen Micarta Handle.
As you likely know, Hattori knives – such as the Hattori KD Series Cowry X Damascus Knives and the Hattori Forums FH Series – are recognized as true masterpieces and are praised for being very practical they are the fruits of Hattori's long years of experience and hard work.
Unfortunately, Hattori’s KD Cowry X Damascus knives have been in very limited supply for a long time, so many people missed the chance to own and use these legendary Cowry X knives.
Fortunately, Master Hattori has just finished a limited quantity of Cowry X San-Mai Petty Knives. The San-Mai (Three-piece laminated) blade is made with a Premium Cowry X Powdered High Speed Tool Steel, sandwiched between two layers of VG-2 steel. This laminated blade construction provides extra strength and durability for the blade and the high carbon VG-2 steel should be more scratch-resistant than the low and medium carbon stainless steels that are commonly used for cladding.
Master Hattori originally selected Cowry X steel from Daido Steel Company because it provides an exceptional combination of extra high hardness, cutting performance and edge retention.
Through many years of trial and error, Master Hattori has perfected every aspect of Cowry X knife production – From the heat treatment, to the blade grinding and final sharpening.
The design concept for these Hattori Cowry X Petty knives was simplicity and practicality. The handmade, hand contoured, Custom Linen Micarta handle provides a fine grip and great balance. Each knife comes with a handcrafted Magnolia wooden Saya (Sheath) and a Black Nylon Belt Pouch, which is perfect for outdoor activities such as camping, fishing etc.
Hattori has only made a total of 12 (Pcs.) 傘 SAN Limited Edition Cowry X Petty knives. Each knife has an individual, unique Serial Number and you can select your favorite Serial Number too.
We believe this is a great opportunity to experience Master Hattori’s famous Cowry X steel knives, they will certainly be a fine addition to your knife collection!
A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife is a small general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes. The compact size and relatively narrow blade of the Petty knife mean that it is very nimble and controllable, thus it is ideal for making precise cuts.
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN Series Limited Edition, Cowry X, VG-2 clad Petty 135mm
Blade Material: Cowry X core sandwiched with VG-2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 63 to 65
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Handmade Linen Micarta Handle
Saya Included: No.
Petty 135mm (5.3")
Cutting edge length: 135mm
Total Length: 245mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 29mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Total Weight: 68g
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.
Took the opportunity to try a Cowry X from the old master. The finish of the knife is beyond all criticism. Very nice handle and balance. Just a beautiful knife without any superfluous decorations. The wooden saya is a nice protection to store it. Only the cheap - obviously made in china - nylon pouch that came along with does no honour to the knife. But it's not an issue, I had no expectations in this regard. It just looks strange to add something of such low quality alongside such a great knife.
Well crafted knife. Very sharp out of the box. Handle is very well shaped and comfortable. Service from JCK is excellent!!
I own a KF and an HD knife from Hattori. This one does not disappoint. I believe this cowry x knife will last the test of time but I will let you know in 20 years.