Vintage Ichiro Hattori 1700 A
Master Ichiro Hattori started making knives is his father’s Kazuichi Hattori kitchen knife factory, “Masahiro” after graduating High School in 1958.
Master Hattori worked hard and learned many new things at his father’s company Masahiro for 13 years, and decided to open his own company, Hattori Hamono at age of 32. Master Hattori was the craftsman who contributed to research and establish the suitable manufacturing process and heat-treatment process for the stainless steel blade knives.
The quality of Hattori knives attracted overseas end-users and collectors for their quality and fit and finish. Hattori’s uncompromised, detailed and quality hand works were perfect matching for those users. In the late 60’s his knife making talent has quickly led him to make fine hunting knives, and he has produced many knives for Kershaw, Browning, Beretta, Tekna etc (O.E.M.). for export. Many US companies like Valor, Parker, Sharp and Jet Aer started to import the quality knives from Seki, Japan often having the Master knife makers copy the popular US designs like Gerber, Buck, and others.
The 1700 A was a copy of the Buck 119 special and was produced under Hattori's name and that of Valor of Miami in the mid 70’s. Hattori also made a copy of the Buck 124 Frontiersman.
This knife is listed used but shows no scratches or marks from use or sharpening but judge for yourself from the photos yourself.
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Item # 35623
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