Miyabi knives are always turning heads at the shop because of their beautiful design, and silky smooth cutting prowess.
Miyabi has been at the knife game now for a couple decades, and thus far, they have really proved themselves with ultra high performance cutlery. For the birch-wood series they've chosen to use SG2 powder steel for the core of the knife, this steel is one our favourite steels at the shop. It holds an edge like hard steel, is quite durable for a hard Japanese steel, and it's stainless so it's easy to maintain.
We love the d-shaped birch handles that Miyabi chose for these knives, they are super-comfy, and drop dead gorgeous.
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, and 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.