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MIYABI Kaizen 9.5-inch, Gyutoh

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Miyabi Kaizen 9.5-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 168.
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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
  • Color: no-color
  • 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): 60-62 HRC
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, Gyutoh
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Miyabi Kaizen 9.5-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 168.
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 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 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 This thing is amazing: Please read I recommend this night to starters or professionals. This is because knife is very lightweight and handles easily. This is real Damascus not etched. The sharpening job is impeccable and the handle gives allows you to get a firm grip. I have already stress tested the knife and it has done great. The price is fair because you will not have to buy another chef’s knife for 7 to 8 years. And it has a nice slick modern design with no bolster. VERY SHARP OUT OF THE BOX. USE WITH CARE.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sharp My husband purchased this for me on Mother's Day. This is my first Japanese knife and the difference between this knife and my other knives is incredible. I had no idea Zwilling owned Miyabi, the Japanese knife company, so I was confident that I was getting everything important in a Japanese knife. This knife is extremely sharp, and is great for slicing thin cuts of meat and poultry for stir fry. I love the traditional Japanese styled handle, as well as the Damascus steel. Chopping mincing, slicing is no longer a struggle. The blade stays nice and sharp and has not needed to be sharpened. I also like the half bolster which is standard in Japanese knives. It allows using the entire surface of the blade when chopping, and also makes for easier sharpening, when it eventually needs sharpening. Great gift!
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Came sharp, no saya, guard it, point looks frail The knife came sharp after making a few test cuts with meat (chicken/beef) and some vegetables. It will have its uses but it’s just not that comfortable to hold and the tip I can see it already breaking (feels fragile) from a drop on my tiled floors. I do wish it came with at least a saya to sheath the knife especially with the price I paid for like my Yoshihiro my santoku and Nakuru. It was a gift from the wife, exchanging it would cause more trouble than it’s worth.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally Bought A Real Knife I’m in my mid 50s and finally bought a real knife for my kitchen. For years I’ve bought whatever “value set” was on the shelf, but the fall special on this 8” chef knife couldn’t be resisted. Why have I deprived myself all this time? This knife is a thing of beauty and fits the hand perfectly. It’s light in weight but no “lightweight” knife in any sense. This knife cuts cleanly and effortlessly. This knife is SHARP!! I can’t wait to add others to my kitchen!
Date published: 2020-10-26
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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: 2020-12-28

Is Miyabi Kaizen 8 inch chef knife double edged? Also what is the HRC rating on this model.

Asked by: GauravG
The vast majority of our knives are double bevel, we make very few single bevel knives. This knife does have a double bevel and is sharpened on both sides of the edge. The Kaizen series has an HRC of 60.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2018-08-08
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