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Miyabi Evolution Chef’s Knives

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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.

  • Manufacturer: Miyabi
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel; polymer handle
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Dimensions: 6", 8" or 10" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan
FEATURES
  • 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
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    4.0 / 5.0
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    I'll begin with the disclaimer that I am relatively new at quality kitchen cutlery. I have had a Wusthof 8"" Santoku for a few years, and I love it, but that's really the only nice knife I've ever owned or used.

    My girlfriend and I were walking through Old Town Alexandria last night and we happened upon Sur la Table. I had never been in one before so we stopped and peered in through the window. When one of the associates saw us, she invited us in, even though it was three minutes past closing time.

    I immediately fell in love with the store with the wonderful kitchenware all around. I picked up a couple of items that I needed then came upon the cutlery section. I gazed longingly into the display case with the array of Miyabi knives hung with care. One of the employees asked if I had any questions, so we began talking.

    He offered me the chance to try one of the Evolution chef's knives, so I took a turn with the 8"" and it was like love at first sight. It sliced through the potatoes with absolute effortlessness. My girlfriend couldn't wait to get her hands on it and sliced see-through thin slices. Since it was on sale for only $99, I decided to take the plunge.

    Granted, I've only used it once, today, but I have to say that this knife is an absolute dream. Yes, one of the other reviewers wasn't overly impressed, and I've read some so-so reviews on other sites with ardent purists complaining that it isn't handmade and so on, but for a Franklin, this knife can't be beat.

    The best test for me so far was the raw chicken breasts. Trying to cut raw chicken is the bane of my existence in the kitchen. It seems to be amorphous, and when any pressure is put upon it to slice, it seems to twist and contort and make it unnecessarily difficult to get a clean cut. Maybe I haven't been doing it right up until now, but with the Miyabi, it was beautiful!!

    The chicken sliced uniformly and thinly with (literally) little more than the knife's own weight being used. At that point, I was forever hooked. It is weighted nicely, balances well, handles perfectly. For the price, I honestly don't think a better chef's knife can be had.

    Thanks, Sur la Table!
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    October 25, 2013
    "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
    OK Product - So many other better knives
    I own many different knives and am comparing this to several different blades and sizes.

    This is Miyabi's attempt at a cross-between Japanese and German Blade. It's really a German blade with Japanese Aesthetics with the acid burn to look like a

    The handle feels like the Miyabi Morimoto editions. It feels harder to grip and more tiring after use due to the blade's weight. The blade is much heavier so I tend to hold the grip tighter. I prefer the handles of Miyabi's Artisan or Kaizen, I love those handles more. The knife is sharp but less sharp than Artisan or Kaizen.

    The good thing about this knife is it would be a better knife for deboning. It will not chip and you can feel relaxed about the blade for that. If you use your knife frequently to debone and prefer a Wusthof heavy blade, this is a good knife. Tough steel and lighther weight than Wusthof.

    If you just want an all around Chef knife and do not do too much deboning, go for other knives like the Artisan SG2 or Kaizen. Go for Shun if you're strictly vegetarian as it is sharper but reports of chipping (common and can be taken out in a sharpen) happens more often and the hassle of having to meticulously take care of your knife and think of what your using it for is well... a hassle
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    August 28, 2013
    Fulfills my expectations for a default
    I have been looking for a 8"" chef knife that 1) feels more like an extension of my arm and has more weight than my victorinox, although it is a great knife, and 2) is made with a hard steel that can take a beating.

    The engineering of the knife seems good. I like how it feels, it balances well in the hand, and it cuts tomatoes fine, which is kind of my go to test.

    What is most concerning to me and is the reason that I cannot leave five stars is because I do not know what FC 61 steel is, and there's no info on what the handle is made out of. So, if I want to have a rough assessment of how long it will last I can't really judge it on what else is out there. Also there is no knowing how brittle or malleable the steel is other than going off the rockwell hardness, but I'm sure the steel blend and treatment influence the durability as well.

    Because of this, I'm reluctant to spend $100 on it although it performs very well, I'd prefer to make my judgement on what knife I would actually use on a default outside of marketing evangelism, and although I'd like to, I cannot recommend it
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    June 20, 2014
     

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