The Akitada Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto is the highest-grade of knives among Mizuno Tanrenjo large selections and is made using Hitachi Aogami #1 (Blue Steel No1; HRc. 62-63). Blue Steel No.1 Wa-Bocho (Japanese traditional-style knives) are rarely seen because the high Carbon content (1.30-1.40%) of the steel makes it difficult to work with. Blue Steel No.1 also contains greater amounts of Chromium (0.30 -0.50%) and Tungsten / Wolfram (1.50- 2.00%) than Blue Steel No.2, which form hard carbides in the steel and thus improve edge retention.
This is the very limited "Special Order" edition hand made by Mizuno Tanrenjo with traditional "Hizukuri" forging process backed by their 140 years of knifemaking history. They have devoted all their energies and techniques to pursue total beauty and functionality to be one-of-a-kind knife in the world.
This time of Special Order Made Knife "Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto has thinner blade profile than the Mizuno's another Special Order Made knives. Elegant & Smart, these words can describe well for the characteristics of this Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa Gyuto.
Beautiful layers pattern, amazingly cutting performance of Mizuno Special Suminagashi Blade comes with D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle and Magnolia Wooden Saya.
We are proud to introduce another fine masterpiece from Mizuno Tanrenjo.
The Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. It can be used with a variety of different cutting techniques to achieve a wide range of kitchen tasks and is suitable for cutting the vast majority of meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The Gyuto is true multi-purpose knife.
Notice about White and Marbled Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules for Mizuno Tanrenjo Knives
Unfortunately, Mizuno Tanrenjo and most other knife makers are now struggling to find the raw materials to make White or Marbled Water Buffalo Horn Ferrules for their knife handles.
Due to these difficult and unfortunate circumstances, we regret to inform our customers that Mizuno Tanrenjo is no longer able to accept requests for a specific color of Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule. However, we firmly believe in the high quality and craftsmanship of Mizuno Tanrenjo’s traditionally-forged Japanese knives - They are one of the most well-respected producers of traditionally-forged Japanese knives - and we highly recommend them!
Thank you very much for your understanding and attention.
Knife Model: Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Ao Hagane DX Blue Steel No.1 Suminagashi Series Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.1 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: Yes.
| Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 230mm
Total Length: 385mm
Blade Thickness: 3.4mm
Blade Width: 50mm
Handle Length: 142mm
Total Weight: 192g
| Wa Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
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This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
This knife comes with D Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle. (Normally designed for right hand use). For the left handed version, we work with the maker for adjusting the handle location suitable for left hand use.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.