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MIYABI Birchwood SG2 7-inch Santoku Knife

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Miyabi Birchwood SG2 7-inch Santoku Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19.
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2 7-inch Santoku Knife
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Top-of-the-line MIYABI Birchwood is a work of culinary art. Both blade and handle are crafted from the most precious materials, which shape their striking appearance.More than meets the eye, the potent core of SG2 micro-carbide powder steel is protected by 100 layers of steel. MIYABI's innovative, ice-hardening process locks in the long-lasting sharpness of the CRYODUR blades. Beneath its beautiful exterior, the flower Damascus pattern provides added durability.The scalpel-like blade is complemented by an equally striking Karelian (Masur) Birch handle. A prized material for knife handles, Karelian Birch is also the only wood ever used in a Faberge egg. Exquisite and ergonomic, MIYABI Birchwood knives feel as good as they look.Handcrafted in Seki, Japan
  • G2 micro-carbide powder steel
  • Authentic thin Japanese blade profile
  • Hand-honed using the three-step Honbazuke process to a 9.5 to 12 degree edge
  • CRYODUR blade, ice-hardened to Rockwell 63
  • 101-layer flower Damascus design with katana edge
  • Traditional Japanese Karelian (Masur) Birch handle
  • Rounded spine and heel
  • Handcrafted in Seki, Japan
Charasteristics
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: MC63
  • Type of handle: concealed tang
  • Type of edge: Fine Edge
  • Edge finishing: Honbazuke edge
  • Manufacturing method: welded
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 62-64 HRC
Measurements
  • Net weight: 0.39 lbs
  • Length of product: 12.45 in
  • Width of product: 0.91 in
  • Height of product: 1.92 in
  • Blade length: 7.09 in
  • Handle length: 5.47 in
Miyabi Birchwood SG2 7-inch Santoku Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scapel like sharpness This santoku has scalpel like sharpness. It makes chopping and slicing a breeze. Many people end up preferring it over a chef knife. The birchwood handle is so unique. It is very comfortable with its traditional Asian D shape plus the birchwood material makes it very slip resistant. I love how the handle will become very personal as it absorbs oils from your hands and develops its own personality. The 100 layer damascus blade is made from a very sharp SG2 steel core that not only makes it very durable but incredibly beautiful. If you want an authentic Japanese knife, end your search with Miyabi. They are made and sold in Japan as the premium knife.
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heaven in your hand I absolutely love this knife. Have had the Birchwood chef for a few months and thought Id treat myself to another pretty birchwood shape. First off, the handle is georgous! I know it requires a bit more attention because it is really wood and can swell and shrink if its wet too long,But that said, its such a beautiful knife I'd take extra good care of it any way! the Santoku shape is new to me and I am now forever a fan! Chopping versus slicing with a chef, much better contact area with the cutting board and cleaner cuts of the vegetables. It is light weight but does the job as well or better than other knives. My hubby thinks the handle is a bit slight for him... Great he will stay away from my knife!
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd give 6 stars if I could I fell in love with this Miyabi line the first time I picked one up. Miyabi Birchwood is a beautifully hand-crafted and made of the one of the best steels for kitchen knives. The smooth birchwood handle fits my hand perfectly; and the inset emblem is an elegant touch. But the part I really love is the blade. The exquisite flower patterned blades belie their hardness, their ability to keep an edge, their gleam. What a joy. This santoku is the real deal. The shape of the blade is like the ones I grew up with. Good for chopping. Enjoy this knife for a lifetime.
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extra care is worth it This gorgeous Birchwood handle will need a little extra care with hand washing and drying but it is oh so worth it! With an SG2 steel core that will stay razor sharp use after use you will wonder how you ever used anything else. The Santoku profile is one of the the most popular blades for all chopping jobs. 100 additional layers of steel create the damascus pattern that is handcrafted in Seki, Japan by skilled artisans.
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Treat Yourself This top of the line Miyabi knife is a dream in the kitchen. It is made from the highest quality steel, SG2 and produces one of the sharpest blades in the market. The core (the SG2 layer) is surrounded by a 100 extra layers of additional steel for protection. Birchwood handle is comfortable and beautiful. This knife requires a little bit of TLC - no dishwasher or leaving it in water.
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful Santoku The Birchwood collection is one of my favorites, and I absolutely love using the Santoku. When I handled and cut with this knife for the first time, it was amazing. It cuts so effortlessly with it being constructed with 100 layers of durable SG2 steel. The handle is smooth and feels great to hold as you chop through produce. It’s a great sharp, beautiful Japanese knife.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very sharp Asian knife! Blade features a Katana edge scalpel-like sharpness, hand-honed using the traditional 3-step Japanese Honbazuke method. The potent core of SG2 micro-carbide powder steel is protected by 100 layers of steel. 5000MCD, Cryodur ice-hardened; 63 Rockwell hardness, flower Damascus pattern provides added durability. Every Miyabi knife does need extra care, it need proper TLC!
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chopper, dicer and slicer of veggies! The handle on these knives feel so secure and smooth in your hand and look absolutely beautiful over time. The 101 layer Damascus is stunning and gives the knife a nice balance. Super fine edge is very sharp and stays sharp with proper care and occasional sharpening.
Date published: 2020-04-03
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I have read the handle is porous, how do you protect the wood and will it retain the color through the life time of the knife?

Asked by: ryan369
You can treat & protect the wood with certain types of oils. This will stave off warping and help with color retention, though that shouldn't be a huge concern. Our Kramer carbon steel kit includes the appropriate oil and cloth and a rust eraser for high carbon blades, here: https://www.zwilling.com/us/zwilling-kramer-acessories-carbon-steel-use-care-kit/35000-001.html
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-09-10

hi do you send to the uk

Asked by: danstar
No, we do not ship internationally. (Shipping Information https://www.zwillingonline.com/shipping.html)
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-05-10

Is this knife sharpen on both sides or only one?

Asked by: kkdkdk
Miyabi Birchwood knives have a double-bevel edge.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2017-09-01

Is this made in Japan?

Asked by: April
Yes. All of our Miyabi knives are manufactured in Seki City, Japan.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2017-08-06

What is the weight of this knife?

Asked by: seblick
The Miyabi Birchwood weighs at approximately 7 5/8 oz.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2017-06-16

Is this knife neutral or is it specifically suited to right handed people?

Asked by: adamb
These knives are double bevel and are neutral, they can be used in either the left or right hand.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-05-07
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