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Custom Limited Edition, Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada "Special Custom Order Ao Hagane DX Blue Steel No.1 Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4 inch, MCL-9)

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This Custom Limited Edition Mizuno Tanrenjo Ao Hagane DX Blue Steel No.1 Wa Gyuto Knife was produced in Collaboration with a Custom Handle Maker, who makes beautiful "one-of-a-kind" handles.

The Akitada Ao Hagane DX Series 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.

Mizuno Tanrenjo Ao Hagane DX knife is handcrafted and hand sharpened using traditional methods by Mizuno’s highly experienced and talented craftsmen and receive the utmost attention during each stage of production to ensure that no compromises are made. Master Mizuno recommends Ao Hagane DX Knife with confidence due to the outstanding cutting performance, which equal to that of Honyaki knives.

The Custom Limited Edition, Mizuno Tanrenjo Wa Gyuto knife is fitted with an Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Stabilized and Dyed Box Elder Burl Handle.(Composite Stone ferrule and endcap, Resin collar with Brass and Green spacers)

We are proud to introduce another fine masterpiece from Mizuno Tanrenjo.

For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching Black (Lacquered) Wooden Saya ("Sheath") and a black pakkawood Saya pin.

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.

    Knife Model: Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Ao Hagane DX Blue Steel No.1  Wa Gyuto

    Blade Material:  Blue Steel No.1 Clad

    Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63

    Blade Grind and Edge Shape:Double Bevel Edge 50/50

    Handle Material: Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Stabilized and Dyed Box Elder Burl Handle.(Composite Stone ferrule and endcap, Resin collar with Brass and Green spacers)

    Saya Included: Yes.


    Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
    Cutting edge length: 231mm
    Total Length: 390mm
    Blade Thickness: 3.3mm
    Blade Width: 48mm
    Handle Length: 144mm
    Total Weight: 248g


     Custom Limited Edition, Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada "Special Custom Order Ao Hagane DX Blue Steel No.1 Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4 inch, MCL-9)


    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.

    • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
    • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
    • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade and keep it in dry place.
    • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
    • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
    • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
    • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.

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    A piece of art.

    I just purchased this Mizuno Tanrenjo gyuto knife. The craftsmanship is unbelievable. It is truly a work of art. The custom handle is amazing. The feel of this knife,in your hand, is unlike a western style knife. It is perfectly balanced. The sharpness is unmatched. Truly amazing! I am so happy with this purchase, I will have ,and use this knife for the rest of my life. Incredible.

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