MIYABI Evolution 8-inch, Chef's Knife

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Cutting-edge German technology with Japanese style and expertise

  • FC61 fine carbide steel for razor-like sharpness
  • Comfortable, triple-riveted POM handle
  • Ice-hardened blade for durability and corrosion resistance
Miyabi Evolution 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 519.
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Handcrafted in Seki, Japan, MIYABI Evolution merges German engineering expertise with Japanese craftsmanship for the utmost control and accuracy in every cut. This 8-inch chef’s knife is perfect for all kitchen tasks. Mince shallots, dice apples, slice pork tenderloin, and chop potatoes confidently and effortlessly with this versatile blade.

Crafted from superior quality fine carbide steel that is often used in razor blades, the knives offer the signature sharpness for which Japanese knives are known. A sophisticated six-step ice hardening technique unlocks the steel’s full potential guaranteeing these FRIODURx2® blades boast remarkable initial sharpness, cutting edge retention, corrosion resistance, and chip-resistant toughness.

Beautifully polished to a mirror finish, the blades have a katana edge reminiscent of the samurai swords forged in the same town centuries ago. Curved for comfort and thicker at the end to prevent slipping, the triple-rivet handles encourage fatigue-free cutting. A rounded spine, heel, and bolster, plus nine hand-finishing steps ensure these handles have unsurpassed ergonomics.

  • FC61 fine carbide steel for razor-like sharpness
  • Authentic thin Japanese blade profile
  • Hand-honed using three-step Honbazuke process
  • FRIODUR® blade, ice-hardened to Rockwell 61
  • Mirror-finish blade with sandblasted katana edge
  • Triple-riveted glass-fiber enhanced POM handle with striking red spacers
  • Rounded spine and heel for a comfortable, ergonomic grip


  • Item no. 34021-203
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: FC61
  • Type of handle: exposed tang
  • Type of edge: fine edge
  • Edge finishing: Razor Edge Extra Smooth (PVA)
  • Manufacturing method: welded
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 61 HRC
  • Colour handle: black matte
  • Substance handle: plastic
  • Net weight: 0.47 lbs
  • Length of product: 13.15 in
  • Width of product: 0.91 in
  • Height of product: 2.36 in
  • Blade length: 7.87 in
  • Handle length: 5.28 in
  • Handle width: 0.91 in
  • Blade width: 0.08 in
  • Blade thickness: 0.08 in
MIYABI Evolution 8-inch, Chef's Knife
4.8 (519)
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Miyabi Evolution 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 519.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully crafted hybrid. This set of knives is suits someone who likes a little heavier handle and the smooth slicing of a Japanese blade. It really does nestle into the fingers while it glides through whatever you are cutting. The 8-inch chef's knife is the go-to knife for most professionals. Designed to handle most of your prep needs, this has a wide arc to the blade to assist in the rocking motion when cutting. With the flatter part of the blade reserved for dicing and mincing. The 6-inch chef is a good alternative if you prefer a smaller knife to work with. The 9.5-inch chef is a great size for working with pastry, meats and vegs; it is remarkably nimble.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite I am fortunate to have several 8" Chef knives to choose to use and this is the one I rely on and consistantly pick up. I like that it feels super secure and familar in my hand. It has a little more weight to it then other Japanese knifes yet has a very narrow edge to give me those perfect thin slices. I recommend this knife for cooks that are wanting to try out a Japanese knife but have always used Western style knives. The transistion is easy and the results are satifying. Easy to care for, comfortable and well weighted, stays sharp through many uses and is easy to care for.
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Sharp I've always had German knives because I love the way they feel in my hand and how durable they are. But sometimes you need a sharper knife for fine chopping and fish, and that's were the Japanese knife comes into play. It's much thinner and has a smaller edge but in the past, that could make it easy to chip. Evolution is made from an incredible new steel, FC61, that is very durable and chip resistant. It's made and sold in Japan as a premiuim knife which tells me it's authentic.
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This knife is made from FC61 fine carbide steel and ice-hardened twice which translates to exceptional durability, cutting edge retention, and corrosion resistance. The blade is dry sharpened creating a scalpel-like sharpness. I love the width on this blade and often turn it over to use a scraper so my prep work is uninterrupted .
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right size chef knife! Evolution knife is exceptionally sharp, a medium-size and versatile knife. This knife size is not daunting for me and more comfortable in my hand better. It is slightly bigger than the prep knife. It is enjoyable to cut and slice everything such as fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, butter, cheese and even bread. Evolution knife is made from revolutionary fine carbide FC61 steel, these knives offer the signature sharpness for which Japanese knives are known. Hand washing is recommended.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts everything like butter My boyfriend bought this beauty for me to celebrate my first job in the food industry. This is the first chef knife I’ve owned, so I cannot offer a comparison against another brand. What I can say is that it chops freshly washed herbs effortlessly, cuts through pineapple like nbd, and can slice through a piece of paper like it’s butter. It should be called a butter knife because everything it touches turns to butter. The balance and lightweight feel of it is counterintuitive to how well it handles heavy duty chopping. I love this knife!! It’s a game changer for getting dinner to the table faster.
Date published: 2022-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Miyabi line of knives, and this one included, are not only works of art, but they are high performace knives that are constructed to last. With super steels, FC61in the Evolution, and special ice-hardening prossess, they have more acute blade angles (read sharper) and enough thin blade profiles, they are extremely durable. Made in Japan by artisans who have had their craft handed down from genertion to genration, these are to collect and to use!
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really love the feel of this knife. it is exceptionally sharp in looks and cutting! it is a knife that can be used as easily in Japanese style food prep as western style. This handle works best in my house because we have leftys and rightys that help prepare in the kitchen. well worth the investment to keep everyone cooking happy! BTW this is my 3rd knife in this collection and I always come back to this comfortable grip over anything else
Date published: 2020-04-03
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Does the evolution chef knife come with casing or sheaths? I tend to carry my knives to work in a case in my backpacks and looking forward to this purchase 

Asked by: Mlopez
Our knives do not include sheaths unless noted in the listing.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2020-09-29

How much does the Miyabi evolution 9.5 inch chef knife way?

Asked by: Buzzkill
This knife weighs 8.18 oz.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-07-30

I am using my friends Miyabi and love it. The number on the blade is 34021-200 (8”). I see your selling the 203. What is the difference?

Asked by: Aero95
There is no difference. -203 is a newer item number for the same knife.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-08-08

What is the height of the blade at the choil area or where the bolster meets the blade, also what is the thickness of the spine on these knives as well. Thank you.

Asked by: coor86
Tip to Tip- 13.3" Handle- 4.5" Sharp Edge / Blade- 7.8" Tip to Handle- 8.8" Width of Blade- 2" Thickness of Blade- 0.1" Handle Width-1" Handle Thickness- 09" Weight (lbs, oz)- 7.65 oz Weight (grams)- 216 g
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2020-04-09

What's the Rockwell hardness grade and what is the edge angle ?

Asked by: CauTrindade
The hardness grade is 61 HRC, and the edge angle is 10°-12° on each side.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2024-01-01

What is the hardness of the blade on the miyabi evolution knives?

Asked by: sibertig
FC61 is renamed by zwilling it is Sandvik 13C26 Swedish has a carbon mass content of .68, chromium of 13.00, manganese of .70, phosphorus of .025 and silicon of .40 A very good steel but confusing since they dont use the original names for steel on their line of knives. It is a fine carbide steel from them that can be hardened up to 62 on the rockwell scale.
Answered by: coor86
Date published: 2020-12-28

I live in Austria.I want to buy this knife.Can you deliver this knife to Austria,Wien?

Asked by: Milan
We do not ship internationally. (Shipping Information
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-05-28

What is the factory blade angle on Miyabi Evolution chef's knife?

Asked by: ChicagoDan
Our Miyabi knives are expertly hand sharpened to an angle of roughly 9.5-12 degrees per side.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-18
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