"An Ultimate Masterpiece of the Craftsmanship" This is the only word to describe these KD series Hattori custom
made Chef's knives for the discriminating professional chef.
Without any compromises, Traditional Craftsman, Mr. Hattori has devoted all his energies, times, experiences and techniques to
create these beautiful Chef's knives, using ancient forging technique of the swordmaking. Each blade is hand forged fromCowry X
core steel with Nickel Stainless Damascus steel. Cowry X is the tough powdered metal alloy specially developed by Daido
Steel Company for high performance cutting tools. It contains high carbon (3%) and high Chromium (20%) with 1%
Molybdenum and 0.3% Vanadium, and can be heat treated to HRC63 to 67 without brittleness.
Sturdy black linen Micarta handle enhanced with nickel silver bolster and rivets, fits perfectly with your hand and is
water and shrinkage proof. Comes with Japanese Kiri wooden gift box.
The production capacity of every Hattori knife is very limited dueto his
time consuming detailed hand works, especially for the KD series CowryX
custom kitchen knives, that are 100% hand made by Mr. Ichiro Hattori from
the individual heat treatment and hammer forging to the grinding and polishing.
He prepares very small batch at one time and proceeds each step very slowly,
so it will take about 60 days to finish one batch.
However, the demand is far exceeding what he can make, that is creating
many backorders now with very long waiting list since April, 2008,,
Mr. Hattori is 73 years old now and having the health problem since year
2010. He is still working hard from early morning on each day. However
making KD kitchen knives requires tremendous energy, cares and time-consuming
process. Additionally, his health condition is affecting very much for
making KD kitchen knives too.
Because of these serious facts, Hattori had to stop making KD Kitchen Knives
until he will be completely ready again after finishing small quantity
of final batch in this year. We are very sorry and we really regret this
Recently Hattori is spending more time for teaching his knife making and
techniques to young craftsmen in Japanese Knife Capital g Seki Cityh.
We really wish his good health and good life. And we really hope Hattori
can make more of fine masterpieces which Hattori enjoys and devotes for
his life, and his strong wishes (his special talented disciples will be
great craftsmen as himself) will come true in future.
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding the situation about Hattori KD kitchen knives.
KD Blade Damascus Pattern
KD Handle (Black Linen Micarta Handle)
The Cowry X
Steel blank is hand drilled and hammered repeatedly to create beautiful Damascus design.