Gyuto 244mm Mizu-Honyaki Mirror

$1,119.00

A beautiful classic Mizu Honyaki with full mirror polish from French blacksmith Guirec Péron. The blade, forged in 135Cr3 steel, is ground convex and features a lovely gentle taper. A clean set of consistent convex bevels give this undoubtedly premium cutting performance and the classic Gyuto profile with its gentle radius is a seriously smooth operator on the cutting board.

Guirec's knives exhibit lovely aesthetics delivered with finesse. The shape of the blade has a classic yet iconic and individual form that delivers in terms of performance, while also having a captivating and striking style to it. The mirror polish gives the blade a delicate sensibility that is somehow quite rare in contemporary knife making. But let’s not overlook what makes a Honyaki, a Honyaki, that beautiful Hamon. On this knife its beautiful, subtle cloudy haze with complex contrasting characters that stand out in a lovely way on the mirror polished steel. The handle is a signature shaped hidden tang handle in burnt walnut. It’s a simple and yet very elegant combination.  

Every detail of this blade has been beautifully finished with care and finesse. Honyaki kitchen knives are some of the most challenging to forge and Mizu Honyaki are to most challenging, but the water quench pushes the toughness of the steel to its limits. It takes patience, diligence, and heart to produce knives like this. A stunning piece of work from Guirec Péron.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 244mm

Spine Heel: 5.33mm

Spine Mid: 2.59mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.1mm

Blade Height: 60.56mm

Weight: 259g

Cutting Edge Steel: 135Cr3

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: Honyaki

Blade Finish: Mirror Polish

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Burnt Walnut

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

We process orders 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) and ship from our shop in Berlin, Germany. We ship with FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post.

We are happy to offer free international shipping on a variety of orders depending on location and order value. You can check to see where things sit for you here.

Returns

At Modern Cooking we want our customers to be inspired and delighted by the products they purchase through our shop.

However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

All Modern Cooking logistics partners provide insurance in case of damage, but the coverage is only valid if we are notified within 5 business days. Please make sure to inspect your order immediately upon receipt to ensure that there is no damage.

Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.