The Mizuno family is well regarded for the outstanding blades they product. The family is now in its fourth generation with a history of blacksmithing that goes back to the late 1800ís. This Mizuno Tanrenjo Hontanren 210mm gyuto is an exceptional example of the union of form, function, and craftsmanship that make Japanese handmade cutlery the envy of the world.
This gyuto is constructed of an Aogami #2 carbon steel core wrapped in a soft iron cladding. Since neither the cladding nor the core steel are stainless, a patina will naturally form during normal use. The core steel is hardened to 62-63HRC for allowing for acute bevel angles and keen edge taking. Mizuno knives are particularly well regarded for their outstanding heat treatment. Comes with a beautiful custom handle. Like any handcrafted item, each one of these knives is unique and dimensional variations will occur between them.
Blacksmith: Mr. Mizuno
Location: Sakai Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Grind Edge: 50/50
Blade Length: 199mm
Total Length: 345mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.43mm
Blade Height: 45.96mm
Handle: Custom dyed buckey burl
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