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Miyabi Kaizen II Nakiri, 7"

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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.

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EXCLUSIVE 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.

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  • Japanese-style vegetable cleaver features a unique blade shape that’s great for slicing and dicing vegetables, mincing herbs and cutting fruit or cheese
  • 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
  • Blade 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
  • 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: Zwilling J.A. Henckels
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood
  • Dimensions: 7" blade; 14.5" overall length
  • 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

  • Nakiri knife
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Customer Reviews

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Feels good in your hand!
Super Sharp and a great balance in the hand.
September 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Wonderful and beautiful knife
We've seen this knife form on cooking shows, and wanted to try it, so I gave one to my husband for Christmas. It's beautifully made, feels good in the hand for both of us (small hands and medium ones). It's sharp enough to shave with. Nice alternative for slicing.
January 9, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Just perfect for chopping smaller/mid-sized items
A sharp knife is mandatory in a kitchen such as ours. This Nakiri 7” knife makes preparing fun and enjoyable especially when time is not on my side. We have several Shun Chef’s knives, but this size is just perfect for chopping smaller/mid-sized items.
January 10, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Love knife,super sharp out of box. Slice onions etc. Super thin. Would recommend to friends.
December 19, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Love these knives!
Since I starting buying Miyabi knives, I love cooking even more. It makes all the chopping prep enjoyable!
December 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Returned this item
I was not at all pleased when I received this Miyabi Kaizen II Nakiri knife. I own 3 other Miyabi Kaizen knives but they are of the first generation of Kaizen knives. The blades on these earlier knives have a beautiful finish and they perform flawlessly. This Kaizen II knife had a very dull finish on the blade that looked like badly oxidized aluminum. It caused the knife to drag through foods and, therefore, requiring a lot more effort to use. If this finish was intentional, I found it highly undesirable. The blade's edge was very sharp but that wasn't enough to overcome the drag caused by the dull surface on the rest of the blade.
October 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great knife. Great shape.
This is my second Miyabi Kaizen knife. Now I want the whole collection. So sharp. Great shape. High quality.
December 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent Knife for Chopping Vegetables
This knife is well balanced and comfortable. Well worth the cost.
October 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Excellent
The knife is really awesome. So easy to use and sharp I love using everyday. Thank you
October 31, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Excellent knife
superb quality. Maintains sharpness. excellent balance
October 25, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
 

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Sur La Table Store
Quality and usefulness for a specific task: preparing vegetables and herbs. One for me and one for my Vegan son and daughter-in-law.
David K on Dec 15, 2018
Tried it at the store and it had a good feel and balance
Kim A on Dec 3, 2018
Quality and usefulness for a specific task: preparing vegetables and herbs. One for me and one for my Vegan son and daughter-in-law.
David K on Dec 15, 2018
My husband is an amazing cook and has used these knives for a very long time now. This was on his wish list. He loves them!
Debbie D on Dec 5, 2018
Tried it at the store and it had a good feel and balance
Kim A on Dec 3, 2018
Purchased as Christmas gift for son. He has the chef knife and loves it.
Sharon J on Nov 28, 2018
Already own several Miyabi knives.
Karen C on Nov 27, 2018
living with landyn
Spenser D on Nov 27, 2018
These knifes will make your life easy if you are a serious cook.
J V Cuneo J on Nov 27, 2018
Major sale!
Sarah M on Nov 27, 2018
I came into the store and tried it out. I liked being able to handle it. Great knife feel!
Jordan N on Nov 27, 2018
Handmade quality, amazing sharpness
Robert H on Nov 27, 2018
I have a similar Miyabi Kaizen knife and giving this one as a gift. It is my "Go To knife in a rack of Good Knives" for slicing.
Daniel N on Nov 27, 2018
My brother who is a line cook LOVES this knife and recommended it to me
Carmel W on Nov 27, 2018
Great price and wonderful reviews from those who have purchased this knife!
JANET L on Nov 27, 2018
Have wanted one of these for a long time, so purchased it because it was on sale.
Pat O on Nov 27, 2018
i currently own one and these are the best knives i have ever owned!
Joshua Z on Nov 27, 2018
This is the second one of these I am buying. I bought one for my son who is a chef. We used it during Thanksgiving and my wife loved it so much I'm getting her one for Christmas. The quality is beyond outstanding...
Glenn A on Nov 26, 2018
Purchased as a gift, to add to the other knives given to the recipient.
VICKI C on Nov 23, 2018
I recently purchased the Miyabi Kaizen II 9 1/2 inch chef knife and I love it. I wanted a Nakiri knife for vegetables.
Rory S on Nov 21, 2018
it will make my spouse happy
mike m on Nov 4, 2018
beautiful, good reviews
CHRISTOPHER G on Nov 3, 2018
Purchased 3 knives a few weeks ago and now adding to my collection. Feels good in the hand and is a good looking knife.
S F on Oct 25, 2018
I have 2 other Shun knives and like them, but don’t have a nakiri. After researching these knives and looking at the reviews and the product details, I’ve decided on this one. I hope that it’s as good as it sounds.
Monica P on Oct 10, 2018
I need a well balanced chopping knife for my small hands.
Dina B on Oct 9, 2018
I like this brand
Mei Yung E on Sep 30, 2018
Liked the 8" Chefs
James E on Sep 30, 2018
I like the chef’s knife and wanted to try this one
Kevin B on Sep 30, 2018
Because i loved the shape and easy to use
Gary B on Sep 30, 2018
it is sharp
john R on Sep 24, 2018
I am working on a knife collection and have purchased this brand before. also, the sale price.
mary m on Sep 23, 2018
I have other knives in the Kaizen line. I prefer their handles to those of most western knives. Miyabi knives are superb quality and a pleasure to use. The blades are super sharp and make prep work a breeze.
Beverly C S on Sep 22, 2018
I want to try it
Ann G on Sep 22, 2018
Have 2 chef knifes and a pairing knife and love them. Need a good chopper
Brent F on Sep 20, 2018
Like giving something they'll enjoy and use for many years!
Nancy C on Sep 17, 2018
ADMIRE Damascus steel knives.
Angela T on Sep 1, 2018
I have started collecting this whole collection- to me they are just bad a;; knives
BRUCE F on Aug 30, 2018
Good experience with previous purchase by this manufacturer.
Patrice G on Aug 30, 2018
requested
Carol M on May 7, 2018
like the pattern of the blade
kitty l on Mar 17, 2018
Love my other knives in this series.
Geraldine C on Jan 26, 2018
We make sushi for the boys. Our knives, while good, are not great.
David H on Jan 26, 2018
A beautiful knife. We have given this knife several times and the recipients love it.
Irene K on Jan 18, 2018
I had purchased a Miyabi chef’s knife the year prior & loved it so I purchased this when it was on sale.
ALISSA M on Jan 17, 2018
recommendation from family member
James H on Jan 4, 2018
It was on the registry
Melissa K on Dec 28, 2017
We love our Miyabi chef knife and are now looking to replace other items in our knife bag as they go on sale!
Joy M on Dec 28, 2017
Need a knife for chopping
Doug H on Dec 25, 2017
Great Chopping Knife, Sharpest Knifes Made
Neil K on Dec 17, 2017
I chose this item because it is what my brother wanted for Christmas.
Thomas L on Dec 11, 2017
Always wanted to have one of these! SO excited
Renee B on Dec 11, 2017
To match knifes in my son's collection
robert r on Dec 7, 2017
My husband is an amazing cook and has used these knives for a very long time now. This was on his wish list. He loves them!
Debbie D on Dec 5, 2018
Purchased as Christmas gift for son. He has the chef knife and loves it.
Sharon J on Nov 28, 2018
Is a sheath available for this knife?
James C on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure but I use the box it came in, its indented around the form of the knife and lays in my top draw in the kitchen. Love this knife, I did get the Miyabi sharpening tool, the soft steel needs to have the edge honed once in a while.
 

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