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MIYABI Kaizen 9.5-inch, Chef's Knife

$199.99
Miyabi Kaizen 9.5-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 409.
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Description

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

Specifications

  • Item no. 34183-243
Characteristics
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: CMV60
  • Type of handle: concealed tang
  • Type of edge: fine edge
  • Edge finishing: Honbazuke edge
  • Manufacturing method: welded
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 60 HRC
  • Colour handle: black matte
  • Substance handle: micarta
Measurements
  • Net weight: 0.50 lbs
  • Length of product: 14.88 in
  • Width of product: 0.87 in
  • Height of product: 2.01 in
  • Blade length: 9.45 in
  • Handle length: 5.39 in
  • Handle width: 0.91 in
MIYABI Kaizen 9.5-inch, Chef's Knife
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Miyabi Kaizen 9.5-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 409.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Debated whether to purchase a 9.5 inch blade, but ended up caving in. Glad I did. The longer blade gives me plenty of surface area to prep for meals fast and efficiently. VG10 steel is 60 on the Rockwell scale, which helps keep the nice sharp edge I was attracted to. Made in Seki Japan, manufactured in the Japanese tradition, with 64 layers protecting the inner core, and creating a lovely pattern on the blade. The Kaizen is hand honed in the Honbazuke tradition and is incredibly sharp. The traditional D shaped handle, is easy on the hand, and offers a comfortable and secure grip. Love using this knife.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not so big after all!!! This Kaizen 9.5" Chef knife is one of the most versatile knife in the kitchen. Great for cutting and slicing large meat, pile of vegetables and fruits. It chops quietly for its sharpness and functionality is awesome..!!! A scalpel-like sharpness with 65-layer Damascus flower design with katana edge. A VG10 super steel Japanese knife, 60 Rockwell hardness is outstanding. This knife offers exceptional in durability, cutting edge retention, and corrosion resistance. This exquisite, hand-hammered effect helps prevent food from sticking. The blade is balanced by a refined D-shaped handle made of black linen Micarta handle.
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific chef’s knife! I’ve owned a Classic SHUN chef’s knife and I must say that while I really enjoyed it, the Miyabi Kaizen 8” chef’s knife is vastly superior in it’s feel (great materials and handmade 100% unlike the Shun). The balance of the knife is fantastic and it’s a much sharper knife since Miyabi uses a much smaller edge degree than even Shun. The blade is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous Damascus steel and the VG-10 steel is a classic standard. The new FC61 must be truly something in the Kaizen II. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen.
Date published: 2022-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right size chef knife! This Kaizen 6" Chef knife is one of the most comfortable Great for cutting and slicing meat, vegetables and fruits. It chops quietly for its sharpness and functionality is awesome..!!! A scalpel-like sharpness with 65-layer Damascus flower design with katana edge. A VG10 super steel Japanese knife, 60 Rockwell hardness is outstanding. This knife offers exceptional in durability, cutting edge retention, and corrosion resistance. This exquisite, hand-hammered effect helps prevent food from sticking. The blade is balanced by a refined D-shaped handle made of black linen Micarta handle.
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp, Balanced, and Generally a Joy to Use It slices beautifully, and I can feel how much less pressure it takes to chop—which is lovely, and also safer. The handle (while the least expensive in the Miyabi line) feels great in my hand, to the point that I'm going to have a hard time going back to a straight-ahead, Western-style handle (though of course, that's subjective). As a bonus, this is probably the least expensive way to get that beautiful Damascus look. I can't speak to how the edge would hold up in a professional kitchen, but for daily home kitchen use, this knife is pure joy.
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp, sharp, SHARP! I'm an amateur home cook with a desire for quality products. Despite being a what Miyabi calls and entry level knife, this knife is stupendous! I'm not quite confident in my chopping skills, but the weight and size of this knife allowed me to learn what I could from a first night's use! I breezed through julienne-ing carrots and slicing though cabbage to make a coleslaw. The knife did not skip a beat. I forsee that this is just one of those knives I will go to for time to come.
Date published: 2022-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love knife but.. This is my first expensive knife. I purchased the 8” Kazen Chefs knife.The knife is beautiful, feels great when using and sharp. I did notice some marks on the knife under the wavy part. Thought to myself well ok it is hand forged. But when I registered my knife I was offered 3 options for this knife and mine stated “visual imperfections” - the different options was NOT offered nor was it disclosed that the knife would have visual imperfections. This feels deceptive to me and impacted my positive feelings about Zwilling.
Date published: 2023-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reinvigorated my love for cooking! This product has reinvigorated my love for cooking and food prep. I have been a bit dull with my cooking lately (more so my attitude) and I felt a spark to try a new knife, one more expensive and nicer than my current, to try and get out of this funk. The second this knife was in my hand I wanted to chop any and everything around me, 3 days later I’m still thrilled and excited to use this knife. I honestly feel an obligation to keep it clean, nice, and on display it is so lovely. Thank you!
Date published: 2023-05-20
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How are the knife shipped? do they have any special case or a box? Planning to purchase as a gift.

Asked by: Greg Mroz
Shipped in a Miyabi plastic box same as sold in retail stores.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2022-05-18

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: 2023-05-02

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: 2024-01-01

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: 2020-12-28
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