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Hattori kitchen knives

BDD888 May 17, 2012 02:14 PM

Does any one know if Hattori knives are currently sold in TO? If so where?

Thanks. I know Slice & Sear doesn't carry them.

  1. duckdown May 21, 2012 10:01 PM

    I've also purchased through JapaneseChefsKnife years ago, great experience and would buy again

    1. biggreenmatt May 17, 2012 02:46 PM

      Isn't that funny- just last night I was joking that I needed a Hattori Hanzo slicing knife- referencing Kill Bill, not actually realizing that it was an actual brand!

      Knife on Queen W may not have that exact brand, but they've got a good two dozen Japanese knives that look sharp enough to cut through anything dumb enough not to be able to get the hell out of its way. Give them a call.

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      1. re: biggreenmatt
        petek May 17, 2012 02:49 PM

        +1 on Knife. Also Tosho Knife Arts has some awesome steel.

        1. re: petek
          BDD888 May 20, 2012 10:11 PM

          Thanks Petek. I actually did find JCK by Googling "Hattori". Wasn't sure how reliable JCK is as I knew nothing about them. Might try them if S&S can't help me. I mean they have a lot of other great Japanese knife brands besides Hattori. They do carry Masahiro knives.... Hattori's father's brand if I recall.

          And I didn't know Tosho. Will look them up.

          1. re: BDD888
            justxpete May 21, 2012 04:16 PM

            JCK is awesome. I've purchased a few things from Koki and never had a problem. Great customer service as well. That being said, I've been on a wait list for a Hattori Chef's knife for 4 years. I don't think he (hattori) is really producing them any more. If you're looking for a Hattori-quality knife, you might look for a Bob Kramer custom - although I prefer the cultural significance of knives produced in Japan (just a personal thing, though).

            Knife Toronto is also great, I did a 2-hour sharpening course with Eugene and could not be happier. He has quite a few knives available as well, and can import knives from JCK for you as well.

        2. re: biggreenmatt
          BDD888 May 20, 2012 10:13 PM

          I was thinking the same thing when I noticed there are "Hattori" kitchen knives. Was thinking of "Hattori Hanzo" from Kill Bill 2. As well as the Japanese HH movies (which I haven't seen) I had also heard about. Maybe the Hattori that makes these kitchen knives is the "real" HH. :)

          1. re: BDD888
            Wubanga Oct 28, 2013 09:15 PM

            incase u didnt know HH died in 1596 and was not a sword maker but a great warrior and leader of Japan. Kill Bills depiction of him is only fictional and for the movie. Hattori is the last name of the maker of the kitchen blades.

        3. petek May 17, 2012 02:31 PM

          I haven't seen any Hattori knives for sale in Toronto,good luck trying to find any KD series anywhere outside of Japan,unless it's a private sale and expect to pay big $$$.

          I know JCK.com carries the HD series,They ship straight from Japan(I think)and I've heard nothing but good things about their service.You can always ask on Kitchen Knife Forums



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          1. re: petek
            szw May 17, 2012 09:02 PM

            Jck is great for Canadians, but yeah support the locals first they are both very nice and have competitive prices

            1. re: szw
              petek May 18, 2012 02:30 PM

              <Jck is great for Canadians, but yeah support the locals first>
              Agree 100%.Buy local if you can..I know for a fact that Slice&Sear imports knives directly from Japan so they might be willing to bring in a Hattori if your heart is set on one,if not I highly recommend the Konosuke HD or SS line that Tosho carries.

              1. re: petek
                aser May 18, 2012 10:35 PM

                kono hd are better than hattori hd by a wide margin, go check them out. Damascus is all show no go.

                if buying at jck, look into carbonext for a good value.

                I have a misono ux10 240mm gyuto that I'm trying to get rid of if western handles interest you more.

            2. re: petek
              BDD888 May 20, 2012 10:38 PM

              JCK also carries (or will order for us I"m guessing) the KD line of Hattori knives. Which is a bit more than I want to spend at the moment...most KD knives are $350 USD and up I think.

              1. re: BDD888
                petek May 21, 2012 06:02 AM

                Here's a couple of threads from KKF about a member's journey to Japan on his quest for the elusive Hattori KD.



                1. re: BDD888
                  aser May 21, 2012 10:39 AM

                  you're not getting the kd line, the waiting list is long. Also it's pointless to have such an expensive knife as your first Japanese knife.

                  jck is very reliable.

                  1. re: aser
                    petek May 21, 2012 10:41 AM

                    They can be found..if you go to Japan and have gobs of $$$$ :-D

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