Miyabi SG2 Damascus Gyuto with Birchwood Handle
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This Gyuto 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 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.: 34373-163 / 34373-203 / 34373-243
- Knife Type: Gyuto
- 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: 160mm (6") / 200mm (7") / 240mm (9")
- Blade Height (at heel): 44mm / 45mm / 50mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 2.2mm / 2.0mm / 2.1mm
- Middle: 1.7mm / 2.1mm / 2.0mm
- Shape: Marushinogi (D-shaped)
- Material: Birch Wood
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 123mm / 123mm / 123mm
- Overall Length: 296mm / 335mm / 376mm
- Weight: 165g (5.75oz) / 178g (6.28oz) / 212g (7.48oz)
- 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.
This 240mm knife is a very nice and very sharp blade but the blade was not straight, it was bent in the middle and I had to bend it back to try and make it as straight as possable which I did in the end. For the workmanship, it not as good as you guy say.
After watching the YouTube videos on this knife you should have a very good idea of what to expect. This knife is stunning in person, super versatile and razor sharp out of the box. I would highly recommend being prepared to treat the handle with oil because I starts feeling dry and rough quite rapidly otherwise. I have no regrets buying this knife, I'm excited every time I get to use it.
The knife has a bit of defeat that I had to repair and that was the blade was not strate it was slightly bent which I had to bend it back to fix it.