This Custom Limited Edition Mizuno Tanrenjo White Steel No.2 Clad Wa Gyuto Knife was produced in Collaboration with a Custom Handle Maker, who makes beautiful "one-of-a-kind" handles.
Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hon Kasumi White Steel No.2 Wa Gyuto knife is completely hand sharpened, polished and finished by especially skilled artisans, which results in extra edge sharpness and a more refined level of finish.
Its blade is made with soft iron and Hitachi Shirogami #2 (White Steel No.2) which is heat-treated to HRc. 62-63. Shirogami #2 is a high carbon Japanese steel that is renowned for its purity and is easy to sharpen to a very fine edge that can also retain its sharpness for a long time.
Mizuno Tanrenjo White Steel No.2 Clad Wa Gyuto 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.
The Custom Limited Edition, Mizuno Tanrenjo Wa Gyuto knife is fitted with an Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Handle (DymaLux body and ferrule, Brass, Nickel Silver and Red Liner collar).
We are proud to introduce another fine masterpiece from Mizuno Tanrenjo.
For safekeeping, this knife comes with a matching Magnolia 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: Custom Limited Edition Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada White Steel No.2 Clad Wa Gyuto
Blade Material: White Steel No.2 Clad
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape:Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Custom Hand-Made Octagonal Handle (DymaLux body and ferrule, Brass, Nickel Silver and Red Liner collar)
Saya Included: Yes.
Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
Cutting edge length: 256mm
Total Length: 428mm
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Blade Width: 48mm
Handle Length: 155mm
Total Weight: 261g
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.