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Miyabi Kaizen Bread Knife

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This knife comes with a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $10-$16 value). We also extend the manufacturers warranty to discount repair of damage caused by the user.

Japanese chef knives are brittle and the blades can chip if not handled carefully. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust and corrode if not dried promptly and kept dry.

From the manufacturer: 

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
  • Country of origin:  Japan
  • Substance:  CMV60
  • Type of handle:  concealed tang
  • Type of edge:  Serrated edge
  • Edge finishing:  Honbazuke edge
  • Manufacturing method:  welded
  • Number of parts:  1
  • Blade hardness (HRC):  60-62 HRC
  • Colour handle:  black matte
  • Substance handle:  micarta
MEASUREMENTS
  • Net weight:  0.44 lbs
  • Length of product:  14.41 in
  • Width of product:  0.91 in
  • Height of product:  1.46 in
  • Blade length:  9.45 in
  • Handle length:  5.39 in
  • Handle width:  0.91 in

The best sharpening tools for Japanese knives are leather strops and fine whetstones.