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Purity, grace, and elegance are qualities highly appreciated in Japanese culture. And the Miyabi brand by Zwilling is synonymous with precisely these qualities. Manufactured in the tradition of the ancient masters who once produced the finest Japanese swords, these knives are designed by the Japanese, have a contemporary Japanese design, and are produced in Zwilling's own factories in Japan.
The Miyabi knives differ from European knives by the shape and material of the blade. Every blade is sharpened and polished by hand in three stages in a traditional process known as Honbazuke honing. The blade is first coarsely ground using a vertically rotating sharpening stone, followed by a fine honing using a horizontally rotating sharpening stone. Finally, the edge is polished using a leather block for scalpel-like sharpness. In addition to the unique honing process, Miyabi knives utilize three different types of steel in their production. For experienced users of Japanese knives, try the Miyabi Artisan Chef's Knife, made with micro-carbide powder steel with a hardness of 63 rockwell. If you're looking to gain your first experiences with Japanese knives, try the Miyabi Evolution Chef's Knife, made with Zwilling special formula steel.
For the very best cutting performance, all Miyabi knives go through a special Cryodur hardening process. First the steel is heated and immediately frozen at hardened at -196 degrees Celcius. This process improves corrosion resistance and allows the blade to regain flexibility by tempering.
The Japanese recognised long ago how important sharp knives are for retaining the taste and texture of delicate dishes like sashimi. With the growing popularity of Japanese cuisine, more and more people are appreciating the unique aesthetic of ingredients cut with precision and grace. Bring the full potential of Japanese cutlery performance into your home kitchen with the addition of Miyabi.