Miyabi Birchwood Chef’s Knives
Each blade in the Birchwood collection is hand-honed using a traditional three-step honbazuke process. It’s sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel.
The genuine hamon edge—a visible line where flexible outer layers and incredibly hard core layer meet—is reminiscent of legendary Japanese swords. A hamon edge is a sign of superior craftsmanship.
The D-shape of the natural Masur birch handle creates a comfortable grip and ensures tireless cutting, even with frequent use. Handle features an intricate mosaic center pin, red detailing, and engraved endcap.
The chef’s knife is the kitchen workhorse, letting you chop, dice, mince, and slice meat and vegetables in large quantities. Available in a variety of blade sizes to meet your needs. Hand wash. Sharpen with Miyabi sharpening stones. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Catalog, website and select stores.
- Authentically Japanese in design with 101 layers of steel2 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur SG2 microcarbide steel core
- Blade features a delicate, unique Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63
- Hand finished by craftsmen using a classic honbazuke blade-honing technique
- Sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel
- Genuine hamon edge is reminiscent of legendary Japanese swords in its scalpel-like precision and remarkable edge retention
- The D shape of the natural Masur birch handle creates a comfortable grip and ensures tireless cutting
- Handsome handle features an intricate mosaic center pin, red detailing, and engraved endcap
- Dimensions: 6", 8" or 9" blade
- Material: Stainless steel and birchwood
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Made in Japan
Care & Usage Show
- Hand wash and dry immediately
I search the internet high and low for the matching red lacquer SAYA wood cover to no avail. However, I called the Sur La Table store in SoHo NY, and they said the had it in stock. I ordered one over the phone, and it arrived the next day. Another piece of beauty. I would thoroughly dry it first, before placing it in the SAYA
When it arrived, it came in a nice box. I immediately put mineral oil on it. Which made the handle darker but more beautiful as the pattern of the wood stood out more.
I am sure I will have this knife for decades. Only bad thing is that it puts my other knifes to shame, so I had to buy more Miyabi birchwood knifes. Life is difficult
6 months ago
The blade has a mirror like finish with water rippling designs from the demascus steel. Gorgeous. The handle is just the right size. Not too thin and not too thick. The birchwood handle is art. Every one is unique due to the dark grains. It almost looks like walnut.
I asked to see several knives that they had in stock and one handle looked like it had flames running along it due to the beautiful grain. A knife I will pass down to my daughter.
Cuts like a dream. Looks like art
It's great. It's pricey but it's worth it. It's hard to imagine admiring a knife's beauty but the Birchwood's are gorgeous!
Questions & Answers
I notice that the description mentions that these have a ""D"" shaped handle. However, I don't see any end views of the handle of the knife to see if the D-shaped handle is similar to Shun knives where the D is shaped for right handed people. I'm left handed, so I don't want to buy a knife made for a right handed person. And I've seen nowhere that a left-handed option is available. I'm wondering if the D shape means from top to bottom with symmetry left and right. Can someone please explain what D-shaped handle on these knives mean
I'm trying to compare it to some other light designs and wondered how it compares.Many thanks