This Special Custom Order Mizuno Tanrenjo Ao Hagane DX Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto knife shares the same blade shape and geometry as the popular "Masamoto KS-3124", 240mm Wa-Gyuto. Master Mizuno makes this knife with an especially thin blade cross-section and we think he has produced another fine & practical Wa-Gyuto !
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 best matches with a traditional Japanese ‘Octagonal-shaped’ Ebonywood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar & White G-10 Spacer and also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.
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 Suminagashi "KS Style" 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: Octagon Shaped Ebony Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule and White G-10 Spacer
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 255mm
Total Length: 415mm
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Blade Width: 49mm
Handle Length: 147mm
Total Weight: 256g
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.