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Miyabi Birchwood SG2 Chef's Knife, 8 Inch

by Miyabi

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  • CRYODUR steel blade with birchwood handle
  • Hardening done in a state-of-the-art vacuum furnace
  • Stunning flower Damascus pattern
  • Cryogenic treatment at -321 degrees F to enhance the corrosion resistance
  • Hand wash
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2 x 0.7 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B00BKEODHG
  • Item model number: 34373-203
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,933 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Chop, dice, and slice with ease with this Miyabi Birchwood SG2 chef's knife. Light and versatile, it has a slim blade and center tip. The potent core of SG2 super steel is protected by a 101-layer stunning flower damascus pattern, and the birchwood handle is sturdy and durable. The CRYODUR blade undergoes a four-step hardening process that maximizes the properties of the steel, making this a fantastic tool to add to your cutlery arsenal.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Syn on January 8, 2014
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I saw these online when I was looking at high end knives for me to buy one. There are a couple options you can go for. Some brands have student kits with entry level blades you can get for cheaper. A couple have some knives that are more expensive. I liked this one because of the gorgeous design which was the only criteria I could judge from a picture. The blade is beautiful - I thought you would only find these on japanese made katanas and in movies. The handle is a fine looking light birchwood, sanded or polished to a silky smooth finish. The knife is perfectly balanced at the bolster (the little metal bit where the handle ends and before the cutting edge begins). I could rest it on the back of another knife and have it balance.

As for the performance of the knife, I am in awe. It is a pleasure to wield (see the aforementioned balance) and the cutting edge is a thing to fear. I held up a wet washcloth and brought the knife to it (sideways - gravity was not helping the knife). No slashing was needed; I simply rested the knife blade against the cloth in mid air and could feel it bite into the spongy fabric. I pulled back on the knife and could feel no resistance from the cloth as I watched it fall away.

This is now the only blade I use in the kitchen (this and a matching paring knife). Over the years I have had many knives as part of knife block sets or general cutlery sets and they now all reside in a container hidden in a low drawer. Meat, fish, vegetables all slice apart effortlessly now. It was advised not to cut through bone with this knife as it could damage the blade, but a chef's knife is not for that in the first place.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin Coulon on August 10, 2014
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This is the best cooking knife I've ever had, and I've had dozens, including traditional Japanese knives. It's thin, light, and impressively sharp.
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This knife is a work of art. It is also extremely sharp out of the box. I love this knife.
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Being in the industry, this knife is second to none.

Having let a few (non-industry) people use it, it may not be the best fit for them
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By exokoi on February 24, 2014
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Beautiful feel, perfectly balanced & cuts like a dream! I'll be buried with it beside me & it will probably still be sharp.
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