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MIYABI Kaizen 9.5-inch Chef's Knife

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Miyabi Kaizen 9.5-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.
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MIYABI Kaizen 9.5-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: 0.50 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
Miyabi Kaizen 9.5-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.
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 4 out of 5 by from True Japanese knife with a durable linen handle. The VG10 steel holds an incredible egde. The D shaped handle does fit better in right hands.
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort and elegance! A VG10 super steel Japanese knife, it is sharp and has flower design with katana edge and ia CRYODUR blade, ice-hardened to Rockwell 60.
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully crafted Japanese knife. I am left handed and loved that the handle on this knife felt comfortable and stable in my hand. The damascus has almost a non-stick quality to it which is really nice when cutting potatoes and cucumbers.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Razor Sharp This knife is made with VG10 steel and one of the sharpest knives in my collection. Many layers of steel coat the VG10 center and produce a beautiful damaskas pattern. The handle is in the traditional D shape.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning!! This handle is as amazing as the handling of this knife!! It's beautiful to look at and works even better. So sharp! love this line of Miyabi knives!!
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharpness and More Miyabi Kaizen 8" Chef's Knife is superior to any other I have seen on the Market. The Damascus Flower Design add to the beauty of this fantastic knife.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to knife I absolutely love this knife. I love the look of the blade and the flower Damascus pattern look of the 64 layers of steel of this knife. The handle is nicely rounded, really feels nice with the Micarta wood. It has a really nice weight to it, and I can cut with ease and comfort. I have a lot of knives that I use in the kitchen, but this is one that I always go back to, I just love everything about it.
Date published: 2020-03-24
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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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