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
| 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
| Wa Gyuto 300mm (11.8")|
Cutting edge length: 285mm
Total Length: 455mm
Blade Thickness: 4.5mm
Blade Width: 53mm
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 weighting and sharp as you can ever want. Beautiful addition to Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hontanren Series. Just perfect.
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.
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.
GREAT KNIFE-FROM GREAT SAKAI MAKER- HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Great cutter. Fun knife. Recommend highly.