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KD30 Hunter - #010

by Hattori, Ichiro

SKU 1089498

Date Added 03/28/2024

# Available 1

Price $1,395.00


Thsi KD30 Hunter was hand made by Ichiro Hattori in the 1990s, it features a Cowry-X core San Mai Damascus blade with false top edge, .190" blade stock and 1.152" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a nickel silver guard, aluminum butt,  with cocobolo and ebony grip, black/white spacers. Comes with a brown leather sheath and a zippered case. Excellent condition.


Cowry-X is a powdered alloy developed by Daido Steel Company and considered to be the next generation of cutlery steel. It contains 30% carbon, 20% Chromium and can be hardened to HRc 65-68. Master Hattori uses this Cowry-X as the core edge, constituting 26% of the blade thickness. The beautiful Damascus design is created by applying a forged 30 layers of Nickel and 30 layers of 429j2 stainless to each side, for a total of 121 layers. All KD30 series are forged and hand crafted personally by Master Hattori.

Product Details

Blade Length 6

Overall Length 10.75

Weight (oz) 7.1

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath, Hidden Tang

Blade Material San Mai, Damascus, Cowry-X

Blade Details Drop Point, Spear Point

Handle Material Metallic, Wood

About the Maker

Hattori, Ichiro

Ichiro Hattori is a renowned knife maker in the city of Seki, Japan. Seki is the most internationally well known of several cities famous in Japan for it’s history of cutlery and craftsmen going back some 800 years. He was born into a knife maker family and began his craft at the age of 18 in his father’s factory “Masahiro”, founded in 1932 and still one of Japan’s largest makers of culinary knives as one of the well known “3M”s (Masahiro, Masamoto, Misono). In 1971, Ichiro Hattori started his own business Hattori Hamono K.K. (Hattori Cutlery Co., Ltd.) to pursue his interest in sporting knives.