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Miyabi Kaizen 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
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MIYABI Kaizen 8-inch Chef's Knife
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MIYABI strives for perfection with Kaizen - Japanese for "improvement" or "change for the better." This line of knives combines the best hardening technology with the artistry of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. The resilient core of VG10 super steel is protected by a stunning 64-layer flower Damascus pattern.

The CRYODUR blades feature exceptional sharpness and durability thanks to their innovative, icehardening treatment. Then, artisans hand-hone the blades with the historic Honbazuke method. This attention to detail translates into precision cutting for MIYABI Kaizen users.

The blade is balanced by a refined D-shaped handle made of black linen Micarta. With a wood-like texture, the comfortable handle won't slip from your hand and acts as a moisture repellant. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan.

  • VG10 super 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 60
  • 65-layer flower Damascus design with katana edge
  • Traditional Japanese D-shaped black linen Micarta handle
  • Handcrafted in Seki, Japan
Charasteristics
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: CMV60
  • Type of edge: Fine Edge
  • Manufacturing method: welded
Measurements
  • Net weight: 0.44 lbs
  • Length of product: 13.24 in
  • Width of product: 0.87 in
  • Height of product: 1.82 in
  • Blade length: 7.87 in
  • Handle length: 5.39 in
Miyabi Kaizen 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Japanese blade We are vegetarians so prep a lot of veggies and fruits. This knife is so incredibly sharp. It's a little more lightweight than some other knives I have, which is nice. The handle is quite round so very comfortable.
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let this bigger Kaizen chef's knife tackle the bigger prep tasks. With a comfortable handle, perfectly balanced weight and mega sharp and durable Damascus blade, this Chef's knife won't let you down.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Impression Rose! I am in love, this knife feels so elegant and cuts like a dream. The steel that they use in this knife is so strong, my husband works around metal and was so impressed that it could be used in such a beautiful fashion. The handle is smooth, sits back the perfect amount from the blade edge and the Damascus jacket protecting the hard center steel is so rich looking! A knife to cherish for a lifetime!
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful plus Very Sharp and Hard The core is created from VG10 steel which is a high carbon stainless steel that is east to sharpen to a razor sharp edge. Then it has a 65 layer damascus pattern to create the beauty. The handle is Micarta Linen which has a wood grain look without any of the downfalls that wood has like expanding or cracking. Be sure to hand wash and dry this beautiful knife to keep it looking and performing its best.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite knife This 8" Miyabi Kaizen Chef's knife is by far the best knife I have purchased in a long time. It is perfectly balanced and fits my hand better then any other knife I own. Anytime I buy a knife I always sharpen it with my Lansky kit before I use it. The blade is still holding its edge and I've been using it for over a month now and at least 4 or 5 times a week. The 65 layer Damascus blade looks fantastic and is really a piece of art in my mind.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and sharp This Kaizen 8 inch chef, may be thin like most Asian style knives, but this one is tough! Through its manufacturing process, it is sure to be resilient. I love using this knife, it cuts like butter and is a beauty to look at. Worth the investment.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Japanese Knife Kaizen is an outstanding Japanese chef knife. I love that I can purchase a knife that is made and sold in Japan...authentic! It has the traditional D shaped handle that fits nicely in your hand. And the Damascus blade is stunning; so cool to have all those layers protecting the knife. It also has the true Japanese edge making it incredible sharp which allows it to stand up to even the most delicate cutting tasks.
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Goes dull very fast I got this nife from my uncle as a birthday gift and I use it at work. I am a prep cook at a japanese restaurant cutting vegetables and seafood all day. I have knives that cost me $30 that cut good and stay sharp. With my $30 knife I sharpen it once a month and it stays sharp and in a way it stays sharp that other preps tried stealing it because it was so good. This knife I got as a gift and it goes dull fast, once dull it doesnt get sharp with what ever I do. I have sent it and got a new one under the warranty and still the same story. On the first one when it got dull I sharpened it on a wetstone, honed it on a honning stick, sharpened it on a steel, and I even electrically sharpened it but it was super dull so I sent it and got a new one. Is there a way to sharpen it, a specific sharpener, or something? I am super unhappy. I am unhappy with this knife.
Date published: 2019-06-03
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The tip of my Miyabi Kaizen 8" Chef's Knife has broken off. Do you replace your knives when this happens? It slipped from my hand onto a wooden floor!

Asked by: fixtureman
You could try it, they might bite. Henckels has replaced a blade for me that broke due to heavy use. But then again I broke another Henckels blade due to misuse and I didn't consider sending it in; as it was my mistake. Would one expect Ford or Mercedes to replace a car if one's hands dropped the steering wheel and one drove into a telephone pole? User error or misuse is not, IMO, grounds for free replacement.
Answered by: Ericfg12
Date published: 2018-08-08

Does this range have full tang?

Asked by: Loo Chee Kwan
No, these knives are between 0.33 and 0.5 tang.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-06-20

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

Asked by: CauTrindade
The hardness is 60 HRC, and the edge angle is 10°-12° on each side.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-05-29

Are Miyabi knives sold in Japan? I am looking for the Kaizen to purchase, but Thai customs do not allow knifes to be import (considered as weapon). If the Miyabi Kaizen are sold in Japan, where it can be physically purchase? Thanks, Bill

Asked by: Bill88
Miyabi knives are sold in Japan. You can get more information at the site below. https://www.miyabi-knives.com/jp/ja/home.html
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2017-02-01

hi is this knife a full tanged knife ?

Asked by: bailey
Our Kaizen series does not have a full tang. The length of the tang is specifically designed to offer optimal balance.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-08-21

Is this Miyabi Kaizen I or II? What are the difference between the two?

Asked by: Faten Rafie
The Kaizen and Kaizen II have similar blade shapes and aesthetics, though there are some key differences. The largest difference is the steel. The Kaizen is made from SG2 steel that is wrapped with 64 layers of steel in a damascus pattern. The steel has a hardness of 60 HRC. The Kaizen II is made from FC61 steel that is wrapped in 49 layers of steel in a damasucs pattern. This steel is slightly harder at 61 HRC. The other major difference is the handle material. The Kaizen has a linen micarta handle, while the Kaizen II has a pakkawood handle (a wood/plastic composite). Both handles are "D" shaped, though the Kaizen II has slightly more contour. The Kaizen II is exclusively available at Sur la Table, while the Kaizen is available to all Miyabi dealers.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-08-08

Is this dishwasher safe?

Asked by: Anhh
Hand wash is strongly recommended for all of our knives, even more so for the Artisan series. The natural wood handle is not dishwasher safe. Dishwashers can also lead to chipped blades, and the harsh detergents can degrade some materials.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-08-08

right or left hand?

Asked by: tadeo1
These knives have a double bevel and can be used with either the right or left hand.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-08-08
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