Miyabi SG2 Damascus 180mm Santoku with Birchwood Handle
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This Santoku in Miyabi's top-of-the-line Birchwood series is made of SG2 (MC63) steel core, clad in stainless steel with a sophisticated 100-layer Damascus finish. 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 Birchwood, and fitted with Kramer signature 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.: 34374-183
- Knife Type: Santoku
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double Edged (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): SG2 (MC63)
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 63 HRC
- Blade Finishes: Damascus
- Blade Length: 180mm (7")
- Blade Height (at heel): 46mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 2.0mm
- Middle: 1.9mm
- Shape: Marushinogi (D-shaped)
- Material: Birch Wood
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 123mm
- Overall Length: 317mm
- Weight: 180g (6.35oz)
- Mark (Front): In Japanese Kaniji "Miyabi" (雅)
- Mark (Back): "Miyabi 5000MCD 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.
Well, Customs to Europe cost me a liver, one arm and few toes ...
But in the end I am so happy with the knife ! :-)
I was afraid while reading comments about some Miyabi showed a bent blade ...
Nothing like that here : it is all perfect ;
I confess that was an impulse buy ; this knife is SO beautiful with the 100 layer damascus, and that birchwood handle !
I chose a stainless blade to use it for veggies ... but now I am NOT sure I will ever use it :
I don't want to damage such a beaut' ... :-)
The knife arrived in perfect condition, really razor sharp ... Scary !
I could only fell a VERY light burr under a finger ... and I just removed it honing the blade few times ... on a cardboard :-)
Would you have retailers, or a store in Europe, I would certainly keep the collection growing ...