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Miyabi Evolution Chef’s Knives


This versatile chef’s knife may be the most advanced piece of technology in your kitchen. Designed exclusively for Sur La Table, this extraordinary knife will quickly become your go-to blade. The product of a revolutionary hardening process, the...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE This versatile chef’s knife may be the most advanced piece of technology in your kitchen. Designed exclusively for Sur La Table, this extraordinary knife will quickly become your go-to blade. The product of a revolutionary hardening process, the exceptional steel holds a keen edge, while the ergonomic handle, precision balance, and rounded spine ensure comfort even during marathon prep sessions.

Available in 3 sizes: 6", 8" or 10" blade. Each knife is sold individually.

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  • Exclusive to Sur La Table, Miyabi Evolution knives represent the next refinement in East meets West cutlery.
  • Designed to exacting standards exclusively for Sur La Table, Evolution melds expert artisanship with ground-breaking technology
  • Revolutionary FC61 steel pairs fine carbide distribution with an astonishing 61 Rockwell hardness and has never before been used for kitchen cutlery—despite many attempts
  • Fine carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle and is extremely durable, with no risk of chipping under normal use
  • Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and astonishing durability
  • Each forged, full-tang blade is touched by 46 artisans and is hand-honed via a three-step, dry-sharpening process to an exceedingly sharp 22 to 24 degrees; blades are polished to a mirror finish and have sand-blasted katana edges
  • Each triple-riveted handle features striking red spacers and is individually weight adjusted; handle undergoes a rigorous nine-step finishing process to ensure perfect ergonomic design
  • Comfort-oriented features such as rounded spine, bolster and heel reduce cutting and slicing fatigue; knife is easy to hold in either an Eastern or a Western grip

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Miyabi
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel; polymer handle
  • Dimensions: 6", 8" or 10" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash


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"Wow, Super Sharp!"
I love this knife. I just picked it up a few days ago at my local store after seeing it in the catalog. I have a drawer filled with great knives, but love to try the newest thing. This knife seemed too good to be true. It is a killer price for a Japanese blade, but the same quality of my other favorite Japanese brands. Super value!

The blade is extremely sharp and lightweight, plus it's less fussy looking than my other Japanese knives. I love that it looks German, but performs like a Japanese blade. I've already put it to the test over a long weekend of cooking and it's my new favorite for sure. I love to cook and a sharp, comfortable knife is important. I really enjoyed it so much it will be a gift this Christmas for my brother the cook!

You will love this knife
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August 31, 2013
Simply the Best
Have been wanting good knives forever and this is my first foray. I've used J.A. Henckel's before, as well as Wusthof and liked both. However, the Miyabi knives are better in my hands than the rest....I like how the feel and how they rock (Chef's knife). Others complain and say the Kaison and Artisan versions are better.....but I don't like those handles. I have small hands, and the Evolution handles and the weight of the steel feel much better.

I also have to say that as for cutting, Miyabi rivals, if not surpasses the Wusthofs I've used in the past. Again, I love how the 10" Chef knife rocks and cuts. The Santoku and Slicer knives are also awesome. I've bought all three. I just have to get a water knife sharpener and then I'll be good. Just trying to decide if the Bread knife is worth the price. I hardly ever need it, but it would be nice, as my old one is falling apart (the rivets on the handle are popping out....only 1 of 3 left).

Thanks Sur la Table for your patience and showing me all of the different options and how to find the right knives for me. Let's put it this way, they weren't trying to upset....they wanted me to get the right knives.
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December 29, 2014
Best Knife ever
I used this knife in a Sur La Table cooking class and loved it. I got it as a Christmas present because I talked about it so much. It has great balance and is not too heavy for my hands. I like the 6 inch better than the 8 inch for cutting veggies. I don't eat meat so don't use it for that.
This is a beautiful, sturdy knife.
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December 29, 2014

Questions & Answers

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Sur La Table Store
I needed a good chopping knife! it is absolutely fantastic!
Cindy J on Feb 8, 2016
Suggested during a cooking class
Nadine C on Dec 20, 2015
My mother-in-law got me a gift card. Thought I'd try a new blade. Will probably make work go smoother, seeing as how I'm a chef.
Logan B on Dec 20, 2015
Michael J on Dec 18, 2015
What does the limited lifetime warranty mean?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2015
Best Answer: This was a gift to someone. I have no information on the use or properties of this knife . It was ordered for a pastry chef who likes to cook
Reply · Report · Carol S on Feb 24, 2015
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Regarding the sharpness of the blade: Is 22 - 24 degrees the edge angle (only one side) or the included angle (both sides)?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2014
Best Answer: The blade is 11" per side, or an included angle of 22". That being said, the angle can actually be a little off at 9-11" per side, with an included angle of 18-22".The hardness is 61 (HRC61) on the Rockwell scale for hardness
Reply · Report · ShamusAngus on Mar 3, 2014
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Honing with steel?

I'm new to nice cutlery and recently purchased the 8"" evolution. Love the knife! I've been doing some reading and it seems there are mixed feelings on honing Japanese knives with steel. What do you recommend with this knife?Additionally, your in-store employee only recommended getting the knife sharpened every 6 months or so. Is this correct
A shopper on Feb 10, 2014
Best Answer: I've never heard of steel being an issue as long as the honing steel is stronger than the knife blade, but I do know some people prefer to honing with ceramic. It's really a matter of opinion.As far as sharpening goes, once every 6 months should be plenty.A rep from Zwilling once used a really good hair analogy to explain how often you should hone and sharpen your knife. When you hone it, you're just maintaining the straightness of the blade, whereas sharpening actually removes a little bit of steel when you do it. So it's like brushing & cutting your hair. Since you brush your hair every day but you only cut it occasionally, you should hone your knife regularly but only sharpen it every so often
Reply · Report · AmandaSltCsStaff on Feb 11, 2014
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Is is good to cut meat with?
Patty T on Dec 19, 2015
Best Answer: YES! I use it to slice raw chicken, roasts, even turkey. It's a great all purpose knife.
Reply · Report · Yvette K on Dec 19, 2015
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What is the recommended sharpener for the Miyabi Evolution knives?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2013
Best Answer: We suggest using the Miyabi sharpener.
Reply · Report · AmandaSltCsStaff on Dec 8, 2013
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Can anybody tell me the exact width of the blade at it's widest point on the 8" knife blade? I have large hands and need to know exact measurements before ordering. Thanks!
Derek Z on Jan 2, 2015
Best Answer: the blade itself is 5 cm wide. The distance from the underside of the handle to the edge of the blade is 3.5 cm. Hope that helps
Reply · Report · Yvette K on Jan 7, 2015
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Can someone recommend a sheath for the 8-inch version of this knife?

I purchased Miyabi's wooden 8-inch chef's knife sheath, but it does not seem to be compatible with this knife. I'd like a nice wooden or leather sheath, if possible
A shopper on Jan 8, 2014
Best Answer: We don't carry any other wooden or leather sheaths, but I think the Messermeister 2x8 or 2x10 would work
Reply · Report · AmandaSltCsStaff on Jan 11, 2014
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How thick is the blade at the spine�for the 8- and 10-inch knives?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2014
Best Answer: 1/16 of an inch wide which equals 1.6 mm for both the 8 and 10"" Chef knives
Reply · Report · ShamusAngus on Mar 3, 2014
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Which knife sharpener for Miyabi + Global knives?

Please clarify the blade angle on the Miyabi Evolution 8"" chef; i.e., is it 11-12 degrees per side?Re: sharpening: I have the Global 7"" santoku, 5"" santoku, serrated utility and 4"" paring plus the Miyabi 6"" fusion rocking chef. Yesterday, I bought the Miyabi Evolution 8"" chef and 3.5"" paring knife in Palo Alto. I was going to buy the Minosharp knife sharpener because I was mostly Global. But now with 4 Globals, one Fusion Miyabi and 2 Evolution Miyabis, what is my best sharpening solution given the differences in blade angles? I'm not sure if I'm ready for a wet stone, but will go that route if needed. Note: I live in HI, so can't bring knives into a store for free sharpening
A shopper on Dec 17, 2013
Best Answer: Global knives are usually 15 degrees each side (30" inclusive), and the Miyabi Fusion blades are 11 degrees each side (22" inclusive). Normally a degree or two inclusive is not a deal breaker for sharpening, but 4 degrees each side is quite a lot.I hate to say it, but the best plan of attack may be to get a separate sharpener for both if you want to go the handheld route. Otherwise the best option may be to get a whetstone with some guide rails. The guides can be adjusted so you get the correct angle for both the Global and Miyabi. Yeah, it's not as easy or fast as a handheld wheel, but these knives should not need to be sharpened as often. But when you do sharpen them using a whetstone, they will hold the edge a lot longer - 2-3 times longer! - than you could get using a handheld.Note: Don't try and get us to feel sorry for you living in Hawai'i. After this winter, I think everyone on the mainland would trade places with you. Pomaika`i ;-
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