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MIYABI Kaizen II 6.5-inch, Nakiri

The Japanese knife for vegetables and herbs

  • Suitable for chopping vegetables and herbs
  • Very sharp blade
  • Made in Seki/Japan
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Miyabi Kaizen II 6.5-inch Nakiri Knife is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 25.
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Description

  • Revolutionary FC61 steel core features fine carbide distribution and is protected by a durable 48 layers of damast steel
  • Fine carbide distribution creates a razor-sharp and durable blade with a 61 Rockwell hardness
  • Double ice-hardened FRIODUR® blade offers remarkable durability and cutting edge retention
  • Blade is hand-honed using the historic Honbazuke method to an exceptionally sharp 9.5 to 12 degrees
  • Authentic, thin Japanese blade profile
  • Handle made of black pakkawood and stylishly stamped with a mosaic pin. End cap features the Miyabi logo.
  • Ergonomic Japanese D-shaped handle design
  • Handcrafted in Seki, Japan

Specifications

  • Item no. 34685-173
Characteristics
  • Color: no-color
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: FC61
  • 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: 0.46 lbs
  • Length of product: 12.80 in
  • Width of product: 0.98 in
  • Height of product: 2.05 in
  • Blade length: 6.69 in
MIYABI Kaizen II 6.5-inch, Nakiri
$215.00 $169.99
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Miyabi Kaizen II 6.5-inch Nakiri Knife is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Redesigned Kaizen II is a hit! If you liked the sharpness of the original Kaizen, but found the handle a little foreign, then it might be time to reconsider the Kaizen line. The handle and the bolster were beefed up to provide more feedback with a firm pinch grip. The 49-layers of steel are hand finished to an extremely sharp edge that holds. It has a double Damascus pattern that is stunning. This nakiri blade shape is the ultimate chopping - prep knife. Used in Japanese kitchens for centuries, it has the stability of a cleave without the weight. This nakiri has a slight arc making it compatible with Western styles of cutting and chopping.
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durability and Beauty Kaizen II is made of a new type of steel, FC61, that very few knife companies are using. It is extremely chip resistant. Japanese knives, by design, have a very thin blade and a very small edge angle. This is what makes them incredibly sharp. Unfortunately, prior to FC61, it could make them a little fragile if you didn't know how to properly use and care for them. FC61 has answered that problem and allows most anyone to own a Japanese knife. Plus it is very hard which gives it incredible edge retention. The nakiri is a true Japanese blade design, perfect for chopping fruits, vegetables, meat or fish. If you want an authentic Japanese knife, end your search with Miyabi. They are made and sold in Japan as the premium knife.
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite knife! This Nakiri is hands down my go-to knife. When I got it, it was sharp as can be straight out of the box. I’ve had it for 5 years now and it has stood the test of time. Working in kitchens in Malibu and Westlake CA, I needed a knife that could handle high production and long hours. The handle on it is so comfortable to hold and the profile is a standout for me. Not like a typical flat Nakiri, this one has a curve to it that helps the versatility aspect by allowing you to use the rocking technique. This is the knife in my collection that I boast about because I love using it that much
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful and Sharp The Kaizen II will become one of your most reached for knives. The updated Kaizen II has an FC61 core that is stronger and more durable than the original. It will retain its razor sharo edge longer and feel more sturdy in your hand. The handle also has been upgraded to pakkawood and is slightly larger for a comfortable grip in your hand. The Nakiri blade is perfect for all your chopping job and with a slightly curved tip you will be able to smoothly slice through your vegetables.
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intricate and Sharpness! This MIyabi Kaizen is made and handcrafted in Japan, fabricated from revolutionary FC61 fine carbide steel, Ice-hardened FRIODURx2 blade offers exceptional durability, cutting edge retention, and corrosion resistance. The blade core is surrounded by 48 outer layers of steel which make up the unique Damascus-design pattern on the blade. It is scalpel-like sharpness and comfortably in the hand. It takes more than 100 steps and 42 days to create one knife worthy of the MIYABI brand.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Nakiri is an adapted knife that now also works well as a Western knife, although originally a Japanese knife for chopping. This new version feels better in the hand and can handle any chopping or cutting - Eastern or Western style. The Damascus pattern is so visually gorgeous, although cutting with this knife is as good as it looks! You will reach for this knife more and more, as you will see it is up to any task!
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use my nakiri knife almost every day now that I discovered this blade profile. It is a nice addition to my Kaizen ll chef knife and I use it for almost all of my vegetables. It has a nice wide blade profile and makes you feel like a pro chopping away. The traditional D-shape handle makes it easy to get all your tasks done in the kitchen and feel like you just started!
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Nakiri This is a really great Japanese blade shape and knife. The Kaizen II has a beautiful blade and the Micarta wood handle feels really smooth in hand, and has a nice roundedness to it. With the blade having 48 layers of steel, you can really feel how much of a difference that makes when cutting fish, meat or produce. A great knife to have in the kitchen.
Date published: 2020-03-30
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