Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series Chinese Cleaver is made with Virgin Carbon steel.
Hontanren Series knife is forged, sharpened and polished using traditional methods and Mizuno Tanrenjo’s passion for fine craftsmanship ensures that these knives have outstanding sharpness and cutting performance.
The Chinese Cleaver is a highly versatile general-purpose kitchen knife that can be used to slice, chop, mince, scrape, and even crush ingredients. The tall blade of the Chinese Cleaver enables it to be safely guided with the knuckles of your free hand when 'tap chopping’, ‘push cutting’, or ‘pull cutting’. This makes it possible to cut large fruit and vegetables, such as cabbages, easily and safely.
Knife Model: Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series Chinese Cleaver
Blade Material: Virgin Carbon Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Ebony wood handle
Saya Included: No.
Chinese Cleaver # 6 (8.8")
Blade length: 230mm
Blade Thickness: 3.8mm
Total Weight: 622g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use. For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
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.
I have had this for around 10 years. When I bought it from JCK, it was solid blue steel. It is a very sharp and robust blade. The steel is hard and holds en edge for a long time. This is a heavy Chinese cleaver being 3mm thick, over 9.25” long and 4.5” tall. A little thick for hard vegetables (wedging) but great for mincing, fine julienne and as a general purpose chef knife. I sometimes use it to butcher while king salmon as well ; it “flies” through the ribs. My only complaint is the fitting of the handle. Gaps between the tang and the scales are filled with epoxy. I wish Mizuno makes a thin vegetable chipper to pair up with this chopper.