The Miyabi Kaizen Hollow Edge Rocking Santoku Knife performs the three essential cutting tasks a Santoku is named for: slicing, dicing, and mincing. The blade of a Santoku is thinner than the blade of a chef's knife, and the blade edge is also sharpened at a more acute angle than Western-style blades. The blade shape of this knife accommodates both rocking and chopping cuts. The hollow-ground indentations create air pockets to push food away from the blade as you work, making this knife ideal for slicing food that tends to stick to knife blades.
"Kaizen" is Japanese for "improvement" or "change for the better." The Miyabi Kaizen collection strives for perfection with attention to detail for precision cutting. The blade is made from a VG10 super steel core with a 64-layer Damascus pattern. The ice-hardened CRYODUR blade undergoes a four-step hardening process. The finished blade features a hand-honed edge and 60 Rockwell hardness for exceptional edge retention. The black linen Micarta handle is D-shaped for a comfortable grip and includes a steel end cap. Each Miyabi knife undergoes a Honbazuke three-step honing process for exceptional sharpness. Made in Japan.