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Miyabi® Artisan SG2 Collection Chef’s Knife, 8"

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Introducing the exquisite Artisan SG2 Collection, handmade in the legendary knife capital of Seki, Japan. “Artisan” reflects the rich tradition of metalworking in Japan—where since the 13th century bladesmiths have honed their craft and...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE Introducing the exquisite Artisan SG2 Collection, handmade in the legendary knife capital of Seki, Japan. “Artisan” reflects the rich tradition of metalworking in Japan—where since the 13th century bladesmiths have honed their craft and developed an almost mythic reputation.

The kitchen workhorse, the chef’s knife is the knife you’ll probably use most often. Ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing just about any ingredient, it’s perfectly balanced and designed to stay scalpel-sharp.

Industry-Leading SG2 Core
The ice-hardened symmetrical blade is made from Micro Carbide powder steel SG2, which boasts a Rockwell hardness of 63 through a proprietary ice-hardening process called Criodur. The core is then surrounded with stainless steel that’s hammered to a dramatic Damascus-textured finish.

Legendary Katana Edge
Using traditional methods and new innovative techniques, each knife in the Miyabi Artisan SG2 collection features a hand-honed blade finished with a true katana edge.

Distinctive Cocobolo Pakkawood Handle
Every Miyabi Artisan SG2 handle is specially designed to fit the hand better than its competitors’. Made with unique Cocobolo Rosewood pakkawood featuring brass and red spacers, a mosaic pin, and a stainless steel end cap, the handles are both ergonomic enough for any cook and elegant enough for any kitchen.

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Miyabi
  • Material: Stainless steel and Cocobolo pakkawood
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash

What's In the box? Show

  • 8" chef’s knife

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Customer Reviews

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Miyabi SG2 chef's knife rocked my world
Picked up this knife a few days ago and am loving it so far. Visually, it's quite stunning. The hammered blade is beautiful and it is a show piece in my kitchen. The handle feels great in my hand, it is well-balanced and the blade is razor sharp.

Overall you can't go wrong with this amazing knife from Miyabi
October 14, 2012
This knife is amazing
It's one of the sharpest knives I've ever used. The SG-2 Steel is super hard so it will hold an edge well.

One drawback is that the steel is so hard that it could chip if misused. Keep a German knife around for cutting bones and frozen things and use this for everything else
May 31, 2013
Performs Beautifully. I reach to this knife 1st
This knife is by far my favorite to pick up to chop vegetables. I'm a vegetarian. And between the Shun Asian Cook Knife & the Global Chef knife, I reach for this knife because of the balance and size. It performs beautifully. Get a John Boos Block to go with it
May 7, 2013
Preliminary review - excellent!
I've only had the knife a few weeks and have been fairly busy, but I have used it a number of times now. I'll preface the rest of the review with the fact that this is my first investment in a good knife.

That being said, it did arrive razor sharp. It has a nice feel in hand and of course, looks beautiful. I'm coming from using a santoku knife as my primary and thought there might be a bit of an adjustment going back to a chef's knife but I've had no issues.

If I remember, I'll try to follow up in a few months with a long term / final review. For now, it's a great knife at a great price (on sale helped the value part of the equation)
August 25, 2013
Performs Amazingly, Looks Beautiful
I've had this knife now for over 1 year and it still performs amazingly well (maybe not like day 1 but that's to be expected). I clean and dry it immediately and hone it occasionally, but I feel like any nice knife deserves at least this level of care. Very well balanced and a pleasure to cut with. At first I thought the handle might be a but large, but it fits comfortably in the hand. Really have no negatives.
September 10, 2015
Great Knife
I bought this knife about 2 months ago, and have used it around 5 days per week without honing. The blade is still my sharpest blade in the kitchen. I was averse to using chef's knives before due to the thick bolster, which is typically annoying; I have several lower-end Santoku blades that I had used to perform most tasks before I used this knife.
This knife made me look for recipes that called for a Mirepoix, as the blade is so sharp and cuts through materials effortlessly. I enjoy cooking a great deal more since I purchased this knife. I can finally chop like the chef's on TV! I use a pinch grip, and although this blade is often reviewed negatively for folks that use a pinch grip, it works great for me.
I recognize that the blade is not meant for cutting through bone and other difficult material. but I have other knives for that. I enjoy using this knife, and recommend others to use it
May 25, 2014
Wonderful Knife
I bought this knife early July to replace my old Japanese chef knife, and I have to say, switching brands had me on edge.

Visually, it's a masterpiece when you first lay your hands on it. I use this knife in a working kitchen, and it does indeed hold its own. It has been about a month I've been using this knife and I haven't sharpened it yet.

The metal itself, even though it may appear dull, still holds a fine edge. I've accidently chipped the blade, but that was a mistake on my part. (I dropped it.) Weight, it's comfortable to hold, but the handle when wet makes it slippery to use.

I will definitely buy another if it boils down to it.
July 31, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I have another model and it is the best knife I have ever owned
John C on May 3, 2016
Attended the Knife skills class at the store and fell in love with this knife!!
Deneen S on Mar 17, 2016
I have another model and it is the best knife I have ever owned
John C on May 3, 2016
I have this and love it and wanted to give it as a wedding gift for my brother.
Stephanie S on Mar 30, 2016
Attended the Knife skills class at the store and fell in love with this knife!!
Deneen S on Mar 17, 2016
A friend has one and is very satisfied.
Rolf P on Mar 16, 2016
I have been seriously researching prior to this purchase including YouTubes, customer reviews, and decided that the Miyabi SG2 has the best combination of features for me as a home chef. This is a very good price!
Jonathan R on Mar 6, 2016
My daughter chose it for cooking school.
Patrick B on Mar 4, 2016
great sale of a hybrid japanese / western knife. beautiful.
Michael M on Feb 27, 2016
Previous experience with the brand. The appearance.
David S on Feb 15, 2016
Associate Jason at Pasadena store recommended and showcased why this knife is best for what I was in need of.
Danny G on Feb 13, 2016
internet
Scott S on Feb 13, 2016
Gift for someone who already has several knives for this collection
Caroline N on Feb 8, 2016
hammered look
Winton H on Feb 6, 2016
for Damascus blade, katana cutting edge and wooden handle
Roger L on Dec 18, 2015
Because this is the one our son Max, the chef, has his heart set on!
Richard H on Dec 16, 2015
bought the same brand last year for my wife and she loved it.
anthony l on Dec 15, 2015
Style and reviews
Katriona R on Oct 25, 2015
Reputation, Quality, Price.
C S on Sep 27, 2015
Recommended by a friend who is a Chef.
Timothy M on Sep 8, 2015
Just cause
Akshay V on Jul 28, 2015
I needed a knife that lasted quite a long time, a something that'll cut with ease. Hearing how formidable this knife was towards any other, I had to choose it.
Joshua B on Jul 9, 2015
We researched several different chefs knives and this seems to be the best one.
Jan J on May 29, 2015
Excellent knife! Bride and groom into cooking!
Virginia B on May 24, 2015
The reviews are very encouraging , since I don't have to much experience purchasing knifes?
Leticia R on Apr 4, 2015
I have an empty slot in my knife block.
D A on Mar 25, 2015
My kids have 2 other knives, like this, and love them
marilyn D on Jan 6, 2015
I wanted a new, sharp knife and this is one of the best knives I've owned! I will definitely purchase more Miyabi knives.
Cynthia G on Dec 12, 2014
The Miyabi Artisan SG2 is a very high quality Chef's knife. Great steel, great ergonomics, and great looking too! All of these attributes make this a wonderful knife for anyone's kitchen.
Steven S on Dec 11, 2014
girlfriend is a chef and wanted this for Christmas.
alex e on Dec 7, 2014
My wife saw it on a cooking show and liked it
Brandon B on Dec 5, 2014
After looking many web sites I felt this would be the perfect gift for my son, who has good knives, but not one of this quality.
Todd C on Nov 29, 2014
It's functional and beautiful. Will make a perfect gift for family members.
Elizabeth O on Nov 19, 2014
quality
Y T L on Nov 17, 2014
My girlfriend has been clamoring for an incredible knife for years and this is one that I know she'll keep for the rest of her life. Nothing but positive things to say about this AND I've used it once before in a kitchen demo and she LOVED it. It'll be a great surprise.
Christian D on Aug 26, 2014
Recommended by professional Chef
Patsy G. H on Aug 24, 2014
I had one of these before and it is the best knife I ever owned
Irena S on Jul 26, 2014
I have this and love it and wanted to give it as a wedding gift for my brother.
Stephanie S on Mar 30, 2016
A friend has one and is very satisfied.
Rolf P on Mar 16, 2016
Is this chef's knive NSF certified?

I purchased this assuming it was, but I need to know for sure to make sure I can use it for a cooking competitio
A shopper on Feb 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: It is not NSF because of the cocobolo pakkawood handle, but it's a great knif
How should it be kept sharp?

Two or three reviewers thought this was a fragile knife that could dull or chip easily, even if not used strenuously. What methods are used to keep the blade sharp and/or to remove a minor chip? How would you store it
RobRailsback on May 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: To remove nicks & chips, Miyabi suggests grinding the knife with a coarse whetstone, then smoothing it with a finishing stone. I suggest storing these knives in a countertop knife block
Edge Shape of Miyabi Artisan SG2 8"" Chef�s Knif

1. Is this a single bevel edge or double bevel edge?2. If it is a double bevel edge, is it symmetrical (50/50)?3. If it is asymmetrical, is it 80/20, 70/30, 60/40, etc.?4. Out of the box, what are the angles for each side
A shopper on Jun 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I just bought this knife last week and though I am not sure of the angle of the bevel, mine is definitely a double beveled edge
My wife just purchased this amazing knife for me. Question - what is the best way to sharpen myself and which sharpener (Chef's Choice) will work best with my knife and the 4 Global knives that I have? Thank you
A shopper on Mar 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: To answer your question frankly, I would highly recommend taking it to someone who regularly sharpens Japanese knives (usually for chefs) as they typically have the higher end sharpening equipment to ensure the proper edge angles the factory puts on them. Japanese knives usually have between 12 and 15 degree angles, alot of times single bevel, which unless you have a lot of experience using wetstones this may be quite difficult to achieve, and sometimes end up making the knife edge worse off needing a completely new edge. Or, you may be able to ship it to Zwilling J.A. Henckels for them to resharpen it. I know this may not be the answer you're looking for, but hope it helps!
How's the heft on this thing? It's a Japanese style knife but from a German company, so I'm not sure whether it will have the heft to slice through a butternut squash or the like.
A shopper on Oct 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's not going to be as weighty as your standard Wusthof German knife, but it is one of the sharpest knives you can get from the factory, so it goes through food with ease. But you need to be careful with something like a butternut squash because they are quite hard. With this knife having a high rockwell rating of 63 the steel can sometimes chip with hard foods, which is why you wouldn't use this for chopping through any shellfish or things like that.
Is this knife good for left handed users?
Eric W on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's suppose to be ambidextrous. The edge on the blade doesn't discriminate on which hand is dominant. :)
When using a sharpening steel how do you know if you are reaching a 10 degree angle? I'm afraid of going to steep or too shallow.
A shopper on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: all in all.....years of practice. Some companies offer guides to use (global comes to mind). this knife is far too nice to be a guinea pig in my opinion.
What is the thickness of the blade?

How does the blade thickness compare to western knives like Wusthof Classic for example?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Miyabi Artisan SG2 blade is about 3mm thick. Wusthof knives tend to be about 5mm thick, so you're looking at a 2mm difference
Does this knife feature a full tang?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this knife has a full tang
 

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