Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series Knife is made with Ao-ko #2 (Blue Steel No.2; HRc. 62-63) and is the best-selling range of knives among Mizuno large selections.
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.
This knife is fitted with a traditional Japanese ‘D-shaped’ magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar and also includes a matching magnolia wood Saya (Sheath) for safekeeping.
A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife is a small general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes. The compact size and relatively narrow blade of the Petty knife mean that it is very nimble and controllable, thus it is ideal for making precise cuts.
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 Hontanren Series Wa Petty
Blade Material: Blue Steel No.2
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 Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 140mm
Total Length: 270mm
Blade Thickness: 2.5mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length: 120mm
Total Weight: 61g
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.
Excellent knife, if you are looking for a blue steel petty this will be perfect.
The Hontanren Series Wa Petty is an excellent knife. I ordered my knife with an octagonal magnolia wood handle and also with the Honba-Duke sharpening. It arrived quickly and was well packaged. The knife is supremely sharp, is very well balanced and it is an absolute joy to use. I find it excellent for those smaller tasks where precision cuts are required. This is my third Mizuno Tanrenjo Hontanren series knife (I also have the Nakiri and Santoku) and all three of them are superb.
It's very pleasant to use this knife, because it is light, with a good balance between the blade and the handle, and you can work with a great efficiency.
It is very good product, I am very happy with my purchase.
I bought this knife because it fit the criteria for what I wanted to try next: - a reputable artisanal maker - carbon steel - thin knife for nimble work - octagonal wa handle available Blade weight (72g) and thickness is slightly higher than advertised, but this variability is probably acceptable for an artisanal knife. The steel was easy to get razor sharp, I can not judge edge retention yet but I have no reason to worry given Aogami #2's reputation. Be aware that the cladding is made of iron, and fairly reactive. Probably not a knife for everyone, but I would buy it again if I didn't have one already :)