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Mizuno Tanrenjo

Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series Blue Steel No.2 Clad Wa Gyuto (210mm to 300mm, 4 sizes)

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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.

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.

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 Gyuto

    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 Gyuto 210mm (8.2")
    Cutting edge length: 203mm
    Total Length: 353mm

    Blade Thickness: 3mm
    Blade Width: 46mm
    Total Weight: 152g

    Wa Gyuto 240mm (9.4")
    Total Length: 390mm   BladeThickness: 3.1mm
    Total Weight: 187g 
    Wa Gyuto 270mm (10.6")
    Cutting edge length: 260mm
    Total Length: 415mm

    Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
    Blade Width: 51mm
    Total Weight: 218g

    Wa Gyuto 300mm (11.8")
    Cutting edge length: 285mm
    Total Length: 455mm
    Blade Thickness: 4.5mm

    Blade Width: 53mm
    Total Weight: 264g



    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.

    • 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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      Cornell r.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Sharp as a Razor.

      Excellent weighting and sharp as you can ever want. Beautiful addition to Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series. Just perfect.

      Austria Austria
      I recommend this product

      Looking for a Blue-Steel-Knife?

      Looking for a great Blue-Steel-Gyuto? Look no further - this is it. Very well made. Great sharpness. Great geometry - literally "falls" through things - no strenght needed... I love it.

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      Daniel L.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      240mm of greatness

      By far the nicest knife I own, even though it has a very simple presence. Purchased this on a whim as I researched a few knives. Normally using a western style German chef’s knife, and this is so much lighter, excellent balance, and very easy to clean. Unreal sharpness. Octagon handle is very comfortable. 240mm is a great size for all around usage. Linking this better than my santoku, which is perfect, as my wife can use that now. I can’t imagine needing a nicer knife for my daily use.

      Vincent R.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Mizuno Tanrenjo 210mm


      Adam Y.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Great knife!

      Great cutter. Fun knife. Recommend highly.

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