Zwilling J.A. Henckels Miyabi Kaizen 5.5" Santoku Knife, Hollow Edge, VG10 Damascus Blade, Micarta Handle - 34194-153


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Part #: H34194153 | Miyabi Cutlery
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H34194153: Miyabi Kaizen 5.5" Santoku, Hollow Edge
Miyabi Kaizen by Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan
5.5" santoku knife, hollow edge.

Miyabi continues to strive for perfection with the introduction of Miyabi Kaizen - Japanese for "improvement' or "change for the better". This next generation of Miyabi knives, made in Seki, Japan, combines the greatest hardening technology with the artistry of traditional craftsmanship.

The resilient core of VG10 (CMV60) super steel is protected by a 64-layer stunning flower Damascus pattern.

The CRYODUR blade undergoes a four-step hardening process that maximizes the properties of the steel.
  • Hardening done in a state-of-the-art vacuum furnace
  • Rapid-quenching to room temperature in seconds
  • Cryogenic treatment at -321° F to enhance the corrosion resistance
    Double Tempering to improve toughness
The result, blades with 60 Rockwell hardness that have outstanding cutting edge retention, maximized corrosion resistance and toughness.

The Katana edge is hand-finished with the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method. The angle of each blade is honed by an artisan to 9.5 - 12 degrees per side. The acute angle in concert with Honbazuke method yields scalpel-like sharpness.

The exceptional blade is complemented by an equally stunning and durable handle made of black linen Micarta featuring a mosaic pin, red spacers and a metal end cap.
  • VG10 (CMV60) super steel core
  • 60 Rockwell hardness
  • CRYODUR ice-hardened blade
  • 65-layer
  • Flower Damascus design
  • Traditional 3-step Honbazuke hand-honed edge
  • Black linen Micarta handle with mosaic pin, two red spacers and end cap logo
  • Made in Japan
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
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Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Torstein M
Mittet, Other
Jul 31, 2012
Pros: Design, Construction, Material Quality, Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Super sharp
This is the sharpest little kitchen knife I have ever used, it is quite small, but it is an excellent all-round knife in the kitchen. I believe this could be a little too small if you have large hands, as the handle is also quite thin, but for smaller hands this is great.
4 out of 5
Cave Dave
Apr 14, 2012
Pros: Sharpness, Material Quality, Overall Quality
Cons: None
small but nice, just what i was looking for
Love VG 10 in my Spyderco's so wanted to try it in the kitchen. I have a 7" Victorinox Santoku and thought it too big for many tasks, and it requires more frequent sharpening. This is a great "utility" size knife, perfect for most of my uses. Downside is the beautiful handle is smaller than almost any other knife I have. I am OK with that but it is something to consider.
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