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 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 have purchased this Knife over the Christmas/New year périod. It took a bit of Time to arrive, however it was worth the sait. The quality is exceptional, you can still smell it was just hand made. I use it every time I cook veg. I highly recommend this company if you are looking for a genuine and authentic Japanese knife. The item I purchased is Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series Blue Steel.
The Japanese knife I purchased is everything I expected from the supplier beautiful weight and balance Delivered on time ,an overall excellent experience .I highly recommend the blue steel no2 Nakiri
I had originally ordered the same Nakiri (with left-handed D handle) in white n°2 steel which became unavailable. However JCK were very quick to inform me of delay and suggested the option of the same in blue steel on which Mizuno Tanrenjo were working on (and not yet published on the website). We easily arranged things and I got the knife a lot sooner than expected! As for the blade itself I've never had as much fun slicing through vegetables. Great sharpness and retention, easy to sharpen with a whetstone. All in all great value for money and recommended if you do not mind taking good care of it as with any carbon steel.