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    I would like to get a Hattori in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by a.lber.to View Post
    I am that poster, and I just came back from Japan with four of them, actually: 150 Petty, 180 Santoku, 210 Guyto and 270 Guyto. While rare, Hattori KDs ARE available in Japan, and I just sent the OP an e-mail telling him where to find a 210 Gyuto available for sale; I also know where they have a 150 Petty and a 180 Santoku available in Tokyo, so PM me if you are interested (to be fair, I will answer these PMs tomorrow, to give him a little lead time to contact the store first, which in one case is the same place as the gyuto).

    However, beware that the prices in Japan are not negociable (though you will get some discount if paying cash), and these knives sell for the recommended price shown on Hattori's web site (see here), plus 5% tax. So they will be expensive, much more so than shown on Koki's web site (the 270 Gyuto, for example, sells for 226,800 JPY with tax, which is roughly 2,750 USD! Expect to pay 1,990 USD for the 210 Gyuto, and 1,850 USD for the Santoku).

    I brought back other knives from Japan as well, but I will make a separate post with pictures soon...


    Alberto,
    I have a friend in Japan who will can go to the Knife Shop in Tokyo to get me the Hattori. How can i contact you to get the name of the store?

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    Welcome to KKF sstarheel!! Good luck in your quest!

    And so you know, after a few more posts you will be able to send pm.
    Cheers
    one man gathers what another man spills...

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    Welcome to KKF sstarheel!! Good luck in your quest!

    And so you know, after a few more posts you will be able to send pm.
    Cheers
    once i gain that ability (PM) how do i do it?

    nice GD quote !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiffRaff View Post
    Japan Woodworker got in a small stash of his petty knives a month or two ago. When I called to ask about them, I talked to the person there who always seemed to know the inventory, Connie, and she told me that Hattori himself had made them recently, contradicting news that I had been given a year earlier that, I am sad to say, he had incapacitating lung cancer.
    i have heard that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstarheel View Post
    once i gain that ability (PM) how do i do it?
    I think you gain the ability after a handful of posts (perhaps as few as two).

    Just click on the member's name, select "private message," and you're off.

    Good luck with your search...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    I think you gain the ability after a handful of posts (perhaps as few as two).

    Just click on the member's name, select "private message," and you're off.

    Good luck with your search...

    Nice Thanks JBG !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.lber.to View Post
    Interesting! This could explain why I was able to find them in Tokyo...
    PM just sent

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    Info sent. In the meantime, you can see a pict of the ones I was able to bring back here :
    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...etic-knife-bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidsteel View Post
    Im wondering whether you have found. Hattori KD series knives?
    sorry for my late response, i have been away for a while. yes i have found a hattori kd 210mm gyuto in a store in tokyo - with a little help from a friend! this is probably the most beautiful thing that i have ever had in my hands. oh, and it cuts too!

    from what i have heard from JCK there will be a couple more produced, apparently a last batch of kds. no one knows when those will appear on the market, where, and what price will be asked for. but there is no hope to get one of these as the waiting lists are way too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddy yo yo View Post
    sorry for my late response, i have been away for a while. yes i have found a hattori kd 210mm gyuto in a store in tokyo - with a little help from a friend! this is probably the most beautiful thing that i have ever had in my hands. oh, and it cuts too!
    Congratulations!

    Did the store have others or did you get the last one?

    I believe you're obligated to post some pictures of it at this point as well...

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