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, 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.
This time, Master Hattori has selected the FH series VG-10 Gyuto 210mm from his line of Professional Chef's knives, and 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.
The Hattori FH series Chef knives have been designed by members of KnifeForums (including many loyal customers, professional chefs and knife enthusiasts, and handcrafted by Master Ichiro Hattori
Hattori FH series knives are produced in very small batch to ensure a high level of quality and performance. Every detail of design and manufacture has been taken into consideration - from the special heat treatment process and the hand contured handle, to the ergonomics, balance and blade geometry of each knife.
The blade is made of solid VG-10 Cobalt steel (HRc. 60-61). Even though the knife has a simple appearnce, we can clearly see Hattori' detailed work and high level of craftsmanship when inspecting each blade, which is finely hand sharpened and polished. The luxurious premium Linen Micarta has a beautiful & ellegant texture. 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.
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 true multi-purpose knife.
Knife Model: Hattori 傘 SAN Series Limited Edition, FH Series VG-10 Gyuto 210mm
Blade Material: VG-10
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Very rare and Elegant Black/Red Linen Micarta handle
Saya Included: No.
Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
Cutting edge length: 210mm
Total Length: 335mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Blade Width: 44mm
Handle Length: 120mm
Total Weight: 182g
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.
Very good order and received it fast
A privilege to own this knife, beautifully finished and super sharp edge. Would like to own more of his range of knives.