The Miyabi 5000MCD-B knives are definitely some of the first knives that get noticed when people walk into the shop. But not only are they gorgeous to look at , they feel great on the cutting board as well.
Zwilling, the parent company of Miyabi, has been in the knife game for a LONG time (since 1731 to be exact). So when they understood that Japanese kitchen knives where quickly taking over the market, they went to Japan to purchase two knife factories in Seki. Seki is recognized as the home of modern Japanese kitchen cutlery.
The core of the birch wood series is forged from super thin and hard SG2 powder steel. This metal was designed for tools, so it is pretty tough, and can be sharpened to a very, very sharp edge. Another reason to love these knives is the beautiful damascus pattern that protects the cutting core. This helps them look super pretty, and cut like a dream.
To finish these knives off, Miyabi has fitted them with a Masur Birch wood (also known as Karelian) D-shaped handle. It is super comfy, and VERY good-looking.
The 200mm Gyuto was one of the first knives that I purchased for the shop as a demo knife. I honestly really enjoy using the knife. It maintains it’s edge for a long time, it is nicely balanced and lightweight. All of this translates to a knife that does not fatigue the arm of the user, and allows for precision cuts, pretty important selling points in my opinion.