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Mizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mm
Mizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mm Mizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mmMizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mmMizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mm
Mizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mm Mizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mmMizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mmMizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mm

Mizuno Hontanren Blue #2 Gyuto 270mm

Item #: ATST-G270

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The Mizuno family has been crafting blades for almost 150 years. The familyís third and fourth generations are busy today handcrafting knives that are lauded as works of functional art fusing both form and function. This 270mm Tanrenjo Hontanren gyuto is constructed of an Aogami #2 carbon steel core hardened to 62-63 HRC then wrapped in a soft iron cladding. Aogami #2 is highly regarded for keen edge taking and very good edge holding properties. The Mizuno Tanrenjo line is particularly well regarded for the outstanding properties their heat treatment imparts on this steel. As this knife uses no stainless steel in its construction, care should be taken to keep the blade clean and dry between uses. The custom octagonal handle is made with a beautiful piece of dyed buckeye burl.

  • Blacksmith: Mizuno San
  • Location: Sakai Japan
  • Construction: San Mai Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Weight: 8.8 oz
  • Blade Length: 260 mm
  • Total Length: 415 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.1 mm
  • Blade Height: 51.0 mm
  • Comes with the custom octagonal handle pictured

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    5  Terrific knife, January 12, 2016
    Posted By: OneS - verified customer

    I have had this knife for 3 months now and it has become my go-to knife. It is just so damn well balanced, despite being a long blade - neither too light nor too heavy. It takes a great edge and is easy to sharpen with the shinogi - in fact, I have to make sure I am not over-sharpening it, I enjoy it so much. Edge retention is fine and it is good value. It is reactive, but not as reactive so some other iron clad knives I have - but that could bother some, who may be better off with a stainless clad. I think it hits a great sweet spot for performance / price and when I have saved up my pennies I will be gunning for the honyaki from this maker.

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    5  Under-Owned Rock Star, September 23, 2015
    Posted By: Chip - verified customer

    Absolutely stellar knife at an unbelievable price. I own many top-shelf Sakai knives including Kono Honyaki, Kono Fujiyama and Kagekiyo. While the aforementioned knives have certain characteristics that might justify their higher prices to some degree, this MT punches way above its price point and provides a knife with excellent F&F, a unique grind, wonderfully treated steel and top-notch performance. The grind on the knife is a bit lower than Konosuke equivalents which, prior to first use, had me assuming it would be a more obtuse performer. I was pleasantly surprised to find this assumption to be completely false. While the lower grind lends an impression of solidarity and robustness to the blade, it is still actually quite thin behind the edge and the overall geometry is far more subtle, and actually thinner from shoulder to spine, than wider bevel comps. I find this creates a blade that manages to strike a remarkable compromise between the confidence inspired from knife like a Shigefusa and the performance achieved in a Konosuke Fujiyama.I love the robust d-grip in unstabilized ho-wood as well. Might not resonate with everyone, but I find it sits well in the hand, keeps the balance point where it should be on a 270 and has excellent tactility when wet.All in all, while the MT might not take the gold in a single category, it take a silver/bronze in every category making a true athlete. I say this while comparing it to knives that cost anywhere from $500 -$1000+. It's for that reason the Mizuno receives a 5 star review. It can compete with the best of the best across categories yet costs far less than anything comparable.

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