Miyabi "Artisan" R2/SG2 Tsuchime 180mm Bunka
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This Bunka in Miyabi's Artisan series is made of SG2 (MC63) steel core, clad in stainless steel with Tsuchime hammered finish and a Kasumi polish. The Cryodur blade is heat-treated and ice-hardened using Miyabi's innovative technology to 63 HRC, offering superb edge retention. The fit and finish is superior, with a very smooth choil. The ergonomically designed D-shaped handle is made of Cocobolo Pakkawood, and fitted with mosaic pins. Miyabi's Kanji character (雅) is engraved at the bottom of the handle.
- Origin (Made in): Seki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Miyabi (Part of Zwilling Japan)
- Model No.: 34088-183
- Knife Type: Bunka
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double Edged (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): SG2 (MC63)
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 63 HRC
- Blade Finishes:
- Tsuchime (Hammered)
- Kasumi Polish
- Blade Length: 180mm (7.1")
- Blade Height (at heel): 49mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 2.0mm
- Middle: 1.9mm
- Shape: Marushinogi (D-shaped)
- Material: Cocobolo Pakkawood
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 124mm
- Overall Length: 322mm
- Weight: 201g (7.09oz)
- Mark (Front): In Japanese Kaniji "Miyabi" (雅)
- Mark (Back): "Miyabi 6000MCT Made in Japan" ; The Model No. ; "Cryodur Micro Carbide MC63 Stainless Steel"
About Miyabi 雅
Miyabi is Zwilling's answer to the superior quality of Japanese knives. Realising that it is simply impossible to catch up with Japanese knifemaking, Zwilling Group has decided to set up Zwilling Japan, and recruit local craftsmen to make Japanese knives using the tradition of the ancient masters. According to Zwilling, "Miyabi knives are authentic because MIYABI does not try to be Japanese; it really is Japanese."
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.
I didn't get to use it personally. I have my own custom list of Miyabi Birchwood knives and love these knives so I bought this one to give as a gift and the person I gave it to loves it. She didn't know how good a good knife could be. Amazingly fast shipping from Burrfection Store and great prices.