MIYABI Artisan 8-inch, Chef's Knife

For meat and fish

  • Japanese blade profile
  • Sharp Honbazuke finish
  • Pakka wood handle
  • Optimum balance
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Miyabi Artisan 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 356.
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MIYABI celebrates Japanese craftsmanship with Artisan. Using traditional methods and innovative techniques, these knives merge the past and present into an exceptional knife collection.The potent core of SG2 micro-carbide powder steel is layered in a Tsuchime finish. This exquisite, hand-hammered effect helps prevent food from sticking. Each knife features a hand-honed blade finished with a true katana edge, a homage to the samurai swords made in Seki centuries ago.Fabricated with special Cocobolo Rosewood pakkawood, the handles mirror the beauty of the blade. Sophisticated details include brass and red spacers, a mosaic pin and a stainless steel end cap. The attractive D-shaped handle is designed to nestle comfortably in your hand for tireless cutting. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan.

  • SG2 micro-carbide powder steel
  • Authentic thin Japanese blade profile
  • Hand-honed using the three-step Honbazuke process for a 9.5 to 12 degree edge
  • CRYODUR blade, ice-hardened to Rockwell 63
  • SG2 core is protected by two layers and finished with a katana edge
  • D-shaped Cocobolo pakkawood handle
  • Handcrafted in Seki, Japan


  • Item no. 34073-203
  • Color: brown
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: MC63
  • Type of handle: concealed tang
  • Type of edge: Fine Edge
  • Edge finishing: Honbazuke edge
  • Manufacturing method: welded
  • Number of parts: 1
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 62-64 HRC
  • Colour handle: brown
  • Substance handle: Pakka Wood
  • Net weight: 0.46 lbs
  • Length of product: 13.35 in
  • Width of product: 0.98 in
  • Height of product: 1.97 in
  • Blade length: 7.87 in
  • Handle length: 5.55 in
  • Handle width: 0.98 in
  • Blade width: 0.08 in
MIYABI Artisan 8-inch, Chef's Knife
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Miyabi Artisan 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 356.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sublime handle feel and shape For a relatively short chef’s knife this has a full size handle that feels excellent in my hand. The handle has a taper at both ends and the top side has some subtle curves to it which I did not discern from the images. FYI, I have average U.S. male size hands. The spine is mildly rounded which makes a double handed chop more pleasant. I haven’t had the chance to use the knife for food prep yet. I did a few cuts through glossy magazine paper and they were smooth along the entire length of the blade. I also folded a piece of the paper over to make a rounded edge and the knife easily cut into that with both of them on a horizontal plane.
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome awsome knife. sits well in hand. very sharp. stayed extremly sharp about 1 month. used it everyday in professional restaurant kitchen. easy to cut meat, veggies and cheese. blade is pretty nonstick :) good knife for that prize.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You want a chef knife that that makes you feel like a pro, this is that knife. This was one of my first Japanese knives years ago and I still love it to this day. It is very sharp due to the SG2 super steel and the special ice-hardening process that the super steel goes through. The result is a very sharp knife that will retain its sharpness for a very long time, which means less work for me! The D-shape handle fits snuggly in my hand which gives me control and comfort. Such a beautiful knife that is handcrated in Japan, and will become your pride and joy!!
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite knife This knife is amazing in every way! The aesthetic of it is unique and different from other knives on the market, and functionality was definitely considered in its design. The handle is super comfortable to hold when slicing and chopping. The blade itself is beautiful and thinner than I thought, the cuts you can make with it are so clean and precise. I can cut a thin shaving of something just as easily as cutting a thick slice. This knife has become my new favorite tool in the kitchen for sure. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Knife! Beautiful and Sharp. I am no chef but I cook on a daily basis. The Miyabi knife makes cooking a breeze. Using a professional knife makes all the difference in the world. A vast difference from all my old knives. I did extensive research on different knife brands and this one checked all the boxes. The only factor that you have to consider is that Japanese steel is thinner (for sharpness) so you must handle with care. These knives will potentially get chips if you use it to cut bone or tougher fruits like butternut squash. That being said, it glides through foods effortlessly. The handle feels great to hold for all cutting positions and looks beautiful. The craftmanship on my Miyabi knife is amazing and the attention to detail second to none.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful knife Initial sharpness is extraordinary. The hand feel and weighting is very good for me. This is my first Miyabi knife and I appreciate the appearance.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing Japanese knife This knife is awesome. I love the look of this knife and how it has certain features that make it a true Japanese knife, like the mirrored finish aspect to the blade and the shape of the handle. I like that it’s a Cocobolo wood, really beautiful look that accents the blade perfectly. This knife cuts through anything with ease and smoothness, clean cuts every time. It has a nice balance to it as well, and contours nicely in your hand. The steel is really solid for a Japanese knife, so I’m not worried about the blade chipping down the road.
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the Miyabi line, but Artisan has to be my absolute favorite. I love everything about this knife and proudly it hangs on the magnetic knife bar in my kitchen. I love the handle, the hammer blade with the traditional sharpness of a Japanese blade. Sometimes I like the smaller chef knife; I feel like I have more control and if working with something on the more difficult side, I like to have that control. The D-shape handle fits comfortably in my hand so I do not get tired when working in the kitchen for longer periods of time.
Date published: 2020-05-11
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Hi, I'm interested on a Miyabi Artisan 9.5 inches or the Mizu, both knives have the same blade, but the handle material is different, my question is if both handles are the same thickness D shape? The Artisan looks thicker on the middle of the handle.

Asked by: Renzoco7
For some reason the Mizu is a popular Handle because quite a few people like the evenness of the handle from the forging to the end cap. As the Artisan is a little bulkier and not as suitable for smaller hands. Although it does give a good grip if you have long fingers.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2021-02-15

What is the weight of this knife ?

Asked by: Rayl
This knife weighs 7.5 ounces.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-08-24

What is the edge angle ?

Asked by: CauTrindade
The edge angle is 10°-12° on each side.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-05-29

is the knife easily resharpened

Asked by: koja
These knives can be resharpened several ways. First, we recommend using a sharpening/honing steel every few times you use the knife. This does not remove any material and safe to do frequently. When the knives do need resharpening, you can use a series of waterstones, though this takes some practice. We do make a Miyabi pull-through sharpener that is designed specifically for these blades, it is perfect for touch ups. If you do not want to sharpen the blade yourself, we offer a sharpening service.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2020-12-01

Hello, I purchased my Miyabi 8-inch knife at retail store back in October 2016. Knife shattered at the blade. Retailer only provides a 60 day return/exchange policy. What is the manufacturer warranty and what steps should take to have knife replaced?

Asked by: Jose
Please contact our Warranty Department at (800) 777-4308 or by using the "Contact Us" link below.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-08-08

Is the blade on the Artisan 8" chef knife the same as in the 8" Mizu chef knife?

Asked by: Tato 1234
Yes, both the Artisan series and Mizu series are made from SG2 steel.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2017-01-10
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