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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 9.5" 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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Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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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
September 1, 2013
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.
December 29, 2014
This is the sharpest knife in the drawer, and it holds its edge for a long time. It is a joy to cut vegetables with this knife.
September 2, 2016
1 year ago
Fantastic chef's knife
I'm shocked there are so few reviews here. I bought my Miyabi Evolution 8" Chef's Knife not long after they appeared at Sur La Table. I had gone in to try out knives and this was very much my Goldilocks knife -- it's just right, and as soon as I tried it I was in love. For me, the German knives were too heavy and unwieldy, the Globals were too bizarrely lightweight, and the perfectly round Japanese handles just felt wrong in my hand. This Miyabi, however, was perfect -- mid-range weight, remarkably comfortable handle (particularly for my petite hands), and simply beautiful construction. I'm still in love with it to this day; it's easy to clean and maintain and it holds its edge. Can't recommend it highly enough.
September 12, 2016
Best knives!
These are my favorite knives and I've had a lot of them! I loved them so much I bought one for my son who is a much better cook than myself. They hold an edge for longer than most.
January 26, 2017
1 year ago
Top notch
Great knives. We've bought four do far and will buy more soon.
November 21, 2016
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I tried and fell in love with this knife at the Knife Skills Class. Can't wait to use it at home!
Jennifer S on Feb 10, 2018
it's a gift. I have a similar Miyabi knife that I like a lot
susan h on Dec 19, 2017
I tried and fell in love with this knife at the Knife Skills Class. Can't wait to use it at home!
Jennifer S on Feb 10, 2018
Already own several Miyabi knives purchased at Sur la Table. I'm filling in a gap and replacing knives of other brands.
John C on Feb 4, 2018
it's a gift. I have a similar Miyabi knife that I like a lot
susan h on Dec 19, 2017
husband's choice. he likes Miyabi products and wanted to give this line a try.
Michelle G on Dec 11, 2017
For my parents
Krista R on Dec 9, 2017
requested birthday gift
Benedict P on Dec 8, 2017
in need of a new chef knife
Logan G on Dec 7, 2017
I bought this knife for my parents and they LOVE it and cannot believe they were married 48 years before getting a good chef's knife! They never knew a knife could be quite this nice and make cooking so much more enjoyable.
Sandra T on Dec 5, 2017
On my grandson’s wish list
Elise R on Nov 20, 2017
It's always a pleasure to work with a good quality knife
Stephen S on Aug 16, 2017
I love this knife! It fits my hand really well. Wouldn't use anything else.
Holly G on Apr 4, 2017
Natanella W on Mar 28, 2017
I have one and believe every new bride should have at least one great knife, not a drawer full of mediocre knives
lysa a on Mar 15, 2017
Bonnie C on Mar 4, 2017
friend's recommendation
Ralph J on Feb 23, 2017
This will be my third knife. they are excellent products
Gabriella B on Jan 29, 2017
good review and want a good knife and the price is right
Snorkeler on Jan 23, 2017
My friend use the same one, I tried and love it.
Angela Hui Mei C on Jan 22, 2017
Already have a 4in and I love it
ANN BRODY C on Jan 21, 2017
I saw this knife being used by a professional Chef and it was wonderful. Wanted one for myself.
sharen s on Jan 14, 2017
Quality & Price
Nathan S on Jan 13, 2017
quality and price
Jeffrey K on Jan 10, 2017
I love this brand so much that I just ordered one for my son, who is a excellent cook. I entend to add more of these fine knives to my and my sons knife collections in the future.
Deborah Jalene B on Jan 3, 2017
JORDAN D on Jan 2, 2017
I own this knife and want my daughter to have it as well in her home.
monica j on Dec 16, 2016
It was the right size, the right weight, and fit my hand.
Gaines L on Dec 7, 2016
My sister tried out this knife in the store, thought it was amazing, this is a Christmas Gift.
Hilary L on Dec 1, 2016
Result of cooking class in store.
Mary W on Nov 27, 2016
Good review on the knife.
RAMON B on Nov 25, 2016
The best knife for the price.
Chris W on Nov 9, 2016
Excellent knives!
Rebecca Y on Oct 25, 2016
Have a Miyabi and I like it. Great balance and good cutting edge. Buying this as a gift.
Pam E on Oct 16, 2016
Excellent quality. Feels so balanced in my hand.
Robert D on Sep 21, 2016
bride request
Meghan S on Sep 15, 2016
Already owned one and love it.
Anton K on Sep 14, 2016
I love Miyabi Evolution knives and have several. They have style, a great weight, and allows us to create art in the kitchen. I don't like cooking without them.
Nina U on Sep 11, 2016
All my good knives are German and I wanted to try a Japanese knife for a change
Angelique B on Aug 30, 2016
Fabulous knife, especially for the price
Daniel M on Aug 11, 2016
family member who is a chef recommended it.
Erin R on Aug 7, 2016
already bought two for my cooks , love it
Kathy S on Jul 29, 2016
Because the bride and groom signed up for it.
Dianne C on Jun 14, 2016
My neighbor recommended it from a cooking class.
B J N on Mar 28, 2016
Because it's awesome. Super sharp!
Andrew H on Mar 19, 2016
I needed a good chopping knife! it is absolutely fantastic!
Cindy J on Feb 8, 2016
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
Suggested during a cooking class
Nadine C on Dec 20, 2015
Michael J on Dec 18, 2015
Friends advice.
John C on Dec 17, 2015
Brand recommended by a good friend.
JL F on Dec 17, 2015
Good price and high ratings.
David S on Dec 17, 2015
Already own several Miyabi knives purchased at Sur la Table. I'm filling in a gap and replacing knives of other brands.
John C on Feb 4, 2018
husband's choice. he likes Miyabi products and wanted to give this line a try.
Michelle G on Dec 11, 2017
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
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
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
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: This is the angle for both sides.
Could someone speak to the pros and cons of Miyabi Evolution vs. Koh Chef's knife?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I can't speak to anything about the Koh since I don't have any but oh boy do I love the Miyabi Evolution. A knife is obviously very personal as related to feel and weight etc. I used every single knife in the store before I bought. The Miyabi was hands down my favorite! The feel, sizing, grip type, weight, hand position, etc. I've got a paring, utility, santoku and a chef which easily meet my needs though I pretty much use the santoku for damn near everything including opening napkins.
I bought a Miyabi Chef's knife a few months ago at Sur la Table. It says 400FC on the back side. Also says FC61 steel. I threw the box away. This may seem like a dumb question, but is it an Evolution knife? I was thinking of picking up some more but wanted to be sure they are the same. Fantastic knife, almost freakishly sharp.
A shopper on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If it's smooth like this picture, then yes, it's a Miyabi Evolution knife. The other Miyabis have kind of bumpy blades. We really like our Miyabi Evolution knives and they are extremely sharp.
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
Is is good to cut meat with?
Patty T on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I bought it for my mom and she loves it! My sister also has it and loves this knife as well. Looking into buying one myself :)
What is the recommended sharpener for the Miyabi Evolution knives?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: We suggest using the Miyabi sharpener
how to sharpen knife?
A shopper on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can sharpen this knife like you would any other — either bring it into a store like Sur La Table to have them do it or use whetstone to do it yourself. Just make sure you use a honing steel often to keep the knife's edge between sharpening (every 6 months or so w/ heavy use).
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
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 ;-
Does anyone know how does this knife's width compares to the wusthof cook's knife width? I have the wusthof cook's knife and even though I like it, I miss having a wider/heavier blade... Thanks!
Leonardo R on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The blade is 1 7/8 inches wide at the handle end. That is wide for a 6 1/2 inch blade but the width gives ample room for your knuckles when chopping.
FYI the balance is awsome! Great kniife. Super hard steel blade sharpened at 11 deg instead of 22.5 deg makes it razor sharp and it holds its edge well. I love my Sabatier's but this is the knife I bought for my wife who refused to weild the longer, bigger chef's knives. She was always handicapped by the narrower blades on the smaller ones she preferred to use for prep and chopping. She loves this one, and so do I, that is when I can "borrow" it from her. the step up from a Wusthof will astound you. Don't hesitate!


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