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Miyabi Birchwood Utility Knives

Authentically Japanese in design, each knife features 101 layers of steel—50 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur-hardened SG2 microcarbide steel core—forming a delicate Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63. Each blade in the...Read More

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Authentically Japanese in design, each knife features 101 layers of steel—50 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur-hardened SG2 microcarbide steel core—forming a delicate Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63.

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.

This versatile utility knife is perfect for slicing, chopping, carving, and more. Catalog, website and select stores.

METICULOUSLY CRAFTED
A core of SG2 microcarbide steel is clad on each side with 50 layers of stainless steel. This forged 101-layer construction results in an elegant, unique Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63.

HARD, RAZOR-SHARP BLADES
Blades go through a special Cryodur process to ensure ultimate hardness, initial sharpness, cutting edge retention, and the best possible corrosion resistance and flexibility of blade. Sharpened to an optimal 9½° to 12° angle on both sides, these blades deliver scalpel-like precision.

HAND FINISHED
Master craftsmen hand finish knives using a classic honbazuke honing technique. Blades are sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel.

BEAUTIFUL, USER-FRIENDLY HANDLES
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.

GENUINE HAMON EDGE
The 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.

IDEAL FOR EVERYDAY FOOD PREP
This versatile utility knife is perfect for slicing, chopping, carving, and more.

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  • Authentically Japanese in design with 101 layers of steel—50 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur-hardened 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

Specifications Show

  • Dimensions: 5" or 6" blade
  • Material: Stainless steel and birchwood
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash and dry immediately
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Sur La Table Store
Good quality and made in Japan
Nikolai I on Nov 23, 2015
Trust brand. 12degree blade. birch non-treated handle
Corey H on Feb 6, 2015
Good quality and made in Japan
Nikolai I on Nov 23, 2015
I ordered this knife for myself and love it. I ordered this one as a gift.
Sue C L on Mar 23, 2015
Trust brand. 12degree blade. birch non-treated handle
Corey H on Feb 6, 2015
I ordered this knife for myself and love it. I ordered this one as a gift.
Sue C L on Mar 23, 2015
Which is the best Miyabi collection?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: "Best" is a difficult question to answer. What do you prize most in your cutlery? You can compare the series at Miyabi's site.

I have a birchwood utility knife, an SG2 slicing knife and the smaller Kaizen Chef's knife, along with a Shun Kramer. I am particularly fond of the unfinished texture of the Miyabi Birchwood line and the blade itself of all of the Miyabi's are on point. The slicer made short work of a full turkey carving and each blade can easily slice a ripe tomato. I've only had to hone them every so often - they keep an edge well.

That being said, I have managed to take a small chip out of the blade of my Kaizen series Miyabi and must note that the blade itself is less meaty than my Kramer. The Miyabi's are light and one can be very nimble with them, but if you prefer some heft to your chef's knife, you may want to look into the Kramer series or a Wustof.

The absolute best thing you can do is stop into a store and take them for a test drive. Cheers,
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