Miyabi "Kaizen II" 240mm Sujihiki
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This Sujihiki in Miyabi's Kaizen II series is made of FC61 fine carbide stainless steel with a sophisticated 49-layer Kurosome Damascus finish. The blade is heat-treated and ice-hardened to 61 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 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.: 34680-243
- Knife Type: Sujihiki
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double Edged (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): FC61
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 61 HRC
- Kurosome (Black Etched)
- Blade Length: 240mm (9.4")
- Blade Height (at heel): 33mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 1.9mm
- Middle: 1.6mm
- Shape: Marushinogi (D-shaped)
- Material: Pakkawood
- Kuchiwa: Stainless Steel
- Decorative: Mosaic Pin
- Length: 125mm
- Overall Length: 380mm
- Weight: 187g (6.60oz)
- Mark (Front): In Japanese Kaniji "Miyabi" (雅)
- Mark (Back): "Miyabi 5000FC-D Made in Japan" ; The Model No. ; "Friodur x2 Fine Carbide FC61 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.
Upon arrival I was super excited to open them up.
I am very pleased to say that this is my first, but certainly not my last purchase through Burrfection. The experience was fantastic and highly recommend for anyone on the fence regarding customer service, or any hesitation to place your order!
Kevin took great care of me, and I have no doubt he will serve you as well with the utmost care.
On to the knives themselves. I ordered/kept three knives. All are of the Kaizen II line; Nakiri, Santoku and Petty. I only returned this Sujihiki due to my wife's wishes. She and I both are not professionals, and felt as if this knife would be too far above our skill level. Tasks we perform with food prep didnt require this style of knife. (I love this knife though. It looks and fells so good in the hand!!!)
It is just as comfortable and beautiful as the others I ordered.
The handles are very comfortable due to the oval-D shape. The blades are absolutely beautiful to me. They have seen much use already with mainly vegetable preparation and I look forward to having them for the rest of my life. I maintain them on a strop and clean after each use.