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Miyabi Birchwood Santoku Knife 34374-183 , 7"

4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • Hardening done in a state-of-the-art vacuum furnace
  • Double tempering to improve toughness
  • Cryogenic treatment at -321° F to enhance the corrosion resistance
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Material Information not provided Wood Handle Steel Stainless Steel
Blade Material Stainless steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless steel
Color Birch Black with Red Accent Silver Silver
Dimensions 1.5 inches x 15.1 inches x 3.4 inches 3 inches x 14.75 inches x 1 inches 1.82 inches x 12.25 inches x 0.75 inches 0.8 inches x 11.8 inches x 1.8 inches
Item Package Weight 2.8 pounds 0.8 pounds 0.75 pounds 1.25 pounds
Size 7-inch Medium 7-Inch Santoku Knife, 6-1/2-Inch
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Product Description

Miyabi Birchwood SG2 knives are made from the finest materials delivering high-performance and are exquisite. The blade consists of SG2 micro-carbide steel, one of the hardest high-performing steels on the market creating a 63 Rockwell Hardness. The Damascus clad features 50 layers on each side of the knife blade totaling 101-layers including the SG2 steel core. The blades are Cryodur ice-hardened for enhanced hardness, flexibility and are corrosion resistant. Each knife is hand-finished in the Honbazuke 3-step method, creating a beautiful mirror polished edge. A Katana edge is featured on each knife blade, reminiscent of the legendary Japanese swords, known for superb craftsmanship. The blade is adorned with a Birchwood traditional D-shaped style handle with an intricate mosaic pin, accented with two red spacers and engraved end cap. Made in Japan

Product Information

Product Dimensions 15.1 x 3.4 x 1.5 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Henckels
ASIN B00BX2W8CM
Item model number 34374-183
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4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #116,296 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#129 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Asian Knives > Santoku Knives
Date first available at Amazon.com March 20, 2013

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The 101 layer of Damascus steel with birch wooden handle is astonishing looking. I did a paper test immediately after I received my knife and now I am thinking how to sharpen my Shun Pro to reach equal sharpness. It cuts paper like cutting through air. Shun comes with free sharpening service and it would be nice if miyabi has such service too.
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Around 2 months ago I bought this knife.
I am not a professional cook, but I do own a fair share of good knives.
So, I'm going to separate the knife between looks and usability.
Please bear with me, as English is not my first language.

LOOKS: Well, first of, let's start by the looks. As you can see, this knife is an eye-catcher. The breathtaking work they did on the metal and the wood do deserve 5 stars. I always handwash it after cutting anything. I also take care with the handle, as it seems it does not have any lacquer, so you might not want to let it get too wet. I mean, it's okay to wash, just not okay to leave it on your wet counter/sink.

Usability: I was not too familiar with the Santoku shape, but after you get used to it, it feels very much like a chef's knife. Although it's not that good with Tip-work. But very good at chopping.
The handle is confortable and the grip is firm. no complains there. Not mindblowing or anything, just a good and reliable grip.

Now, what bothered me was the sharpness. You see, I ordered the Miyabi together with two Yaxell Gou knives (same price range).
As anyone can imagine, the miyabi is a pretty sharp knife. Sharper than any of the other knives I've had up until now.
The miyabi was the first one I tried. And I admit i was amazed by it's sharpness.
But then, I tried the Yaxell. The sheer sharpness on that thing was surreal. Breathtaking. I was speechless.
Of course, I was now spoiled by my other knife, my standards on sharpness are now way too high.

It was good having a similarly priced knife do compare.
Do I recommend this knife? Yes, absolutely. It cuts amazingly compared to any German knife, it is a beautiful piece of handmade work. The steel is one of the best in the market, so It is sure to last a long time in the right hands.
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As sharp as a laser, with a handle that grips without squeezing, this knife is a dream to use in my daily adventures as a chef. Additionally, I think of it as a work of art. For many many years I used name-brand German, Swiss and French Knives. It was like piloting a bulldozer in the snow compared to this knife. This belongs in the class with the Japanese knives that are surgically sharp and ergonomically pleasing. I would suggest that you try a knife for its handle and comfort prior to purchasing. It is imperative that you clean it immediately on a flat surface with mild soap and soft sponge or cloth and rinse and dry. I like this knife a little more than my Shuns. You will also need to know how to hone the blade on a steel and how to sharpen it. Otherwise you will ruin your investment and it will not perform indefinitely.
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A beautiful knife that is as sharp as any knife I have ever owned. It is light and well balanced. Keep in mind that you will want to use whetstones to sharpen this knife.
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Hand picked this knife. My husbands first choice of a knife. Would love more information on the sharpening of this particular knife.
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By KIM KI MO on September 21, 2014
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Eccellent
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