Mizuno Tanrenjo

Established in 1872, Mizuno Tanrenjo is one of Japans most prestiges workshops. Over 5 generations of Mizuno blacksmiths have trained with Japans best knife and sword smiths to establish a name that is considered one of the best around. Current master Jun Mizuno is a recognised master sword smith. His superior craftsmanship and extraordinary honyaki katana works have been recognised by two of Japan’s top Ichinomiyas (shrines) which have commissioned his katanas to become the shrines’ permanent collections — an extraordinary accolade and recognition for a blacksmith of his age. 

Honyaki are considered to be some of the most beautiful and sort after blades around and to own a Mizuno Tanrenjo blade is certainly something special.