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Miyabi Kaizen II Chef’s Knife

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Designed to exacting standards and only available at Sur La Table, Kaizen II improves upon Miyabi’s popular Kaizen collection with the addition of FC61 super steel, redesigned pakkawood handles and a host of new, chef-friendly features. Literally...Read More

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A new classic from Seki City, Japan.

Description

EXCLUSIVE HAND MADE Designed to exacting standards and only available at Sur La Table, Kaizen II improves upon Miyabi’s popular Kaizen collection with the addition of FC61 super steel, redesigned pakkawood handles and a host of new, chef-friendly features. Literally "change for the better" in Japanese, kaizen isn’t just a word but a way of life—one our completely reinvented collection celebrates by combining the latest technology with sleek, modern lines and centuries of knife-making artistry.

Forged from a core of FC61 steel surrounded by 48 layers of stainless steel Damascus, Miyabi Kaizen II knives perform as good as they look. Sharpened using the traditional four-step Honbazuke technique, each knife is a hand-sharpened work of art.

Features Hide

  • Crafted to be the go-to knife in any chef’s collection, this versatile chef’s knife is perfect for almost any cutting task—from dicing onions and tomatoes to carving roasted meats, breaking down poultry and more
  • Expert artistry and groundbreaking technology meet in each handcrafted knife
  • Core of advanced FC61 super steel features fine carbide distribution, for a Rockwell hardness of 61 and excellent edge strength and retention
  • Fine carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle, yet remains remarkably durable—with no risk of chipping during normal use
  • Each blade is hand-honed to a blisteringly sharp 9.5 to 12 degrees (because each blade is sharpened by hand, exact angle may vary slightly)
  • 49 layers of stainless steel Damascus provide added strength and protection as well as beauty
  • Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and astonishing durability
  • Larger, redesigned bolster perfectly balances the blade for additional comfort while cutting
  • D-shaped pakkawood handles rest easily in the hand for a secure, comfortable grip
  • Decorative red spacer and a mosaic pin add an elegant touch
  • The Miyabi factory operates on a small scale with a high level of hand craftsmanship and industry-leading technical innovation
  • 150 skilled artisans work to produce each heirloom-quality knife using the best materials available and requiring up to 151 rigorous production steps
  • Crafted in Seki City, Japan, a city with a legendary tradition of bladesmithing dating back to the 13th century

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Miyabi
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood
  • Dimensions:
    • 6" blade, 12" overall length, 1.5" wide
    • 8" blade, 13" overall length, 1.9" wide
    • 9.5" blade, 15" overall length, 2" wide
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in Seki City, Japan exclusively for Sur La Table

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only

What's In the box? Show

  • Chef’s knife (sold individually)
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New and only at Sur La Table. New Miyabi Kaizen II, all new design, larger handles, new steel formulation. Shop the Collection.

Customer Reviews

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Superb knife
This Chef knife is my new favorite. It is razor sharp and I love the weight and handle. It is a work of art and a pleasure to display and use.
March 10, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
tomatoes don't feel a thing
This is the kind of knife that makes you want to become a prep cook. Every morning I have to find an excuse not to turn everything in my fridge into a hash!
March 15, 2016
Very high quality knife
Super sharp, good grip, easy to use for slicing proteins and veges. This is my third Miyabi Kaisen knife. Take great care with cleaning and storing it to retain the edge. Use a good cutting board when you work it.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
Beautifully made, razor sharp. Handle is well sized for a man's hand. The blade is thinner than the average chef's knife and therefore flexes somewhat so not for chopping chicken bones or hard winter squash.
May 22, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
great knife
Knife is fantastic with vegetables especially when dicing. its a little light for heavier tasks. It came well-packaged but it took a little time to get here. Price was excellent.
June 29, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
One beautiful knife
I have bought a few knives over the years but this Is different .It's a very sharp knife out out of the box and really stays sharp. It fits in my hand beautifully and makes cutting a breeze. Do remember that a bad cutting board is abussive to a knife. The knife is craftive so well it does want you to take the extra care needed, making sure it's dried well and stored in an appropriate area
June 4, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
LOVE this knife!
This is the best chef's knife I've ever owned. For the price I paid I feel like I should have bought a second one just like it!
August 17, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
hobby chef
I've had this knife just a short time, but has performed admirably. I have other laminated (damascus) knives, but this hold the edge far better. It's quite a bit more light weight than my other knife but is up to any task I put it to. This is my go to knife now. I would recommend this knife to any serious cook.
July 21, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Excellent cutting edge
This knife cuts through items like they were butter. I would also like to purchase some different size knives. I would recommend this to anyone.
Laura
July 2, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Great Knife
I was so happy with this knife, I bought one for my West and East coast house's and one more for my Son! A great knife makes cooking all that more fun :)
June 26, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Great choice for a gift, great value for such a high quality product!
Damian H on Aug 30, 2016
Japanese quality for American dollar
kathleen s on Aug 27, 2016
Great choice for a gift, great value for such a high quality product!
Damian H on Aug 30, 2016
It's for my husband. He picked it.
ANNE R on Aug 29, 2016
Japanese quality for American dollar
kathleen s on Aug 27, 2016
A friend has one which I used and loved it. i want one for my own kitchen.
Robert H on Aug 23, 2016
Great deal for a hand-made knife that would compliment my German knife block.
Ricardo E on Aug 22, 2016
I love this knife I own it, and I am buying it for my kids as birthday gifts it is a fantastic knife and it looks so cool with the logo embossed into the end of the handle- very impressive aesthetics as well as function.
Lisa B on Aug 21, 2016
Price/value relationship
ANTHONY C B on Aug 20, 2016
Purchased one with my daughter in Los Gatos and thought it was beautiful! Her husband loved it as a gift!
Nancy L on Aug 19, 2016
Tried one out at the Knife Skills class at Sur la Table - very nice knife!
Patricia C on Aug 19, 2016
I have read-up on this knife and it seems like a good value. You can never have enough good knives.
steve h on Aug 18, 2016
cause yes
ines r on Aug 18, 2016
Good price, Nice look, Good reviews
Megan L on Aug 16, 2016
I used the knife at my daughter's home and loved it.
Patricia J on Aug 15, 2016
cause it cuts like a knife
JOSEPH D on Aug 15, 2016
Fabulous wedding gift
Pamela W on Aug 13, 2016
I understood it's a ultra sharp & versatile knife, also has nice artistry.
Carlos N on Aug 12, 2016
Own Miyabi knives really like them. Am buying for my daughter as a starter set.
ANGELIKA A on Aug 9, 2016
Always wanted a Damaskus knife.
M I on Aug 9, 2016
It looked really cool
Tucker S on Aug 7, 2016
Good geometry. A fine handle. Fit and finish is excellent and Zwilling/Miyabi support (should anything go wrong) is excellent. It's an extremely good value at the price. A 3 layer knife with a VG-10 core is wonderful cutlery and the faux-damascus look is very pretty.
Andrew P on Aug 6, 2016
was on sale.
Steve H on Aug 6, 2016
present for my wife
David M on Aug 6, 2016
looks to be a good all around knife. for about anything that needs knifeing
kirby t on Aug 5, 2016
Great deal. Really like the quality.
Kenneth Z on Aug 3, 2016
It's one of the best knives a person can own. A Kramer knife would be next.
Kenneth T on Aug 1, 2016
quality, durability
David R on Jul 30, 2016
SEEMED A GOOD VALUE AND I NEEDED A GOOD LOOKING GIFT
FRED B on Jul 30, 2016
I am buying this for my Brother-in-law for his 60th B-day present. I have this knife and it's amazing, and wonderful to work with!
Holly S on Jul 27, 2016
quality
Carol M on Jul 24, 2016
Friend Gift-6"
she has and 8" I need and 8"...knife bag stolen:(
Glad the 8" was on sale!
Gillian N on Jul 24, 2016
Quality item on sale. Have been wanting one.
Sheila M on Jul 20, 2016
GREAT OFFER
Maria T. P on Jul 17, 2016
sale price
DENISE L on Jul 15, 2016
I worked with this Miyabi's knife for one day. Great knife, very comfortable, super super sharp, lightweight and elegant. Love it.
Lydia G on Jul 13, 2016
gift
ALAN S on Jul 12, 2016
Awesome knife! The "D"handle fits my hand well, so there will be little chance of slippage or twisting. Super sharp knife and well balanced too. Ya got to love the Damascus steel as well!
Charles B on Jun 30, 2016
A chefs birthday present
Erin B on Jun 29, 2016
awesome kniefe
kenton J on Jun 26, 2016
Heard great things about this knife.
Judith S on Jun 24, 2016
I love the feel of it and it's sharp.
Helen H on Jun 21, 2016
My son gave me this knife for Christmas several years ago and I love it. It stays sharp and cuts nicely. I highly recommend it.
ISABELLA S on Jun 21, 2016
Good value for the price.
Brian A on Jun 21, 2016
needed a new knife
james m on Jun 21, 2016
these knives are different shaped from American knives and cut cleaner.
KAREN H on Jun 20, 2016
Already own one and love it
Brian C on Jun 19, 2016
great knife , perfect price point on sale.
Jennifer N on Jun 18, 2016
quality and price
Neil D on Jun 16, 2016
I love damascus steel, and at over 50% off MSRP, this knife was a steal!
EDMOND A on Jun 14, 2016
My sister loves her knife
NANCY P on Jun 13, 2016
Miyabi was recommended by a chef/friend who is Japanese.
Tracey W C on Jun 9, 2016
It's for my husband. He picked it.
ANNE R on Aug 29, 2016
A friend has one which I used and loved it. i want one for my own kitchen.
Robert H on Aug 23, 2016
Would this be a good knife for a left handed person?
Tara G on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm left handed and all their knives work perfect for me!
Is the spine rounded?
A shopper on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not really. While the handle is round, the spine is slightly tapered and edges softened at each side. Blends well.
How do you sharpen it when it gets dull?
Kalani K on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use the European knife sharpener from Hammacher Schlemmer. I have a lot of knives and I've tried many different types of knife sharpeners: electric, fixed angle, stone, etc. The European knife sharpener is simple to use, works on all my kitchen knives, and is fast. The only drawback is that it is expensive. But if you have a lot of nice knives, it is worth it. Hope that helps.
What is the weight of the 9.5" Miyabi 2 chef's knife?
Rickey T on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 7.15 ounces - The blade is a little flexible and the handle a little heavy , but it fits good in my hand
& looks really cool. Cuts well.
 

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