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.
The Nakiri is a double bevel edged knife that is rectangular in profile and has a tall, thin blade. It is popular throughout Japan and is often used by home cooks for quickly and efficiently chopping, slicing or mincing vegetables and fruit. It is becoming increasingly popular with vegetarians.
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 Nakiri
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: No.
| Nakiri 165mm (6.4")|
Total Length: 310mm Blade Width: 55mm BladeThickness: 4mm
Total Weight: 174g
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 the fine craftsmanship and its sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
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 bought the Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series Blue Steel No.2 Nakiri 165mm (6.4 inch, GFNA)) model as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who is a professional chef. He wanted something affordable and of good quality, it’s been more than a month since he brought the knife with him to work and at least twice a week he tells me how happy he is with his knife, he gets compliments from his colleagues who are also professional chefs and have even asked me to show them where I bought it from. So overall, great purchase and the best gift I got for my boyfriend, will definitely be buying more from here.
Extremely sharp! Great price for high quality steel! Needs lots of maintenance and honing regularly as nicks and burrs are inevitable regardless if you are cutting responsibly.. overall a nice knife.
Quick delivery, great quality, super sharp and easy to use. Was my first Nakiri and it immediately became my workhorse whenever I have a lot of prep to do, it's fun to work with and does an amazing job.
Very tactile knife that feels like an extension of your hand. It is a razor blade with a handle. Effortlessly cuts vegetables and protein. If you like Nakiri knives than this is one you need to own.
Very sharp and wonderful to use.