This slender elegant blade is the simplest type of Japanese slicing knife. Its symmetrical blade is ground on both sides like a traditional carving knife however the fine, ultra hard Damascus steel blade make this an ideal Sashimi knife capable of cutting the finest slivers of fish either for sashimi, salads or smoked salmon sandwiches. This blade is an exceptional performer when used as a traditional western carving knife. it's long enough to handle the largest family roast dinners and sharp enough to cut the thinnest tastiest slices with ease. The attractive birch handle is both light and comfortable to hold; its D shaped profile is contoured to fit into the right hand. The half bolster and counterweight at the heel of the handle provides poise and balance to and already extremely elegant knife.
The Miyabi 500MCD series knives from Henckels are a range of traditional Japanese knives for both the professional and serious home chef. They combine traditional Japanese looks, performance and materials with some extremely high tech features. Each blade is made of 100 layers of folded steel of two different grades of hardness which encase a core layer of MicroCarbide MC63 powder steel which forms the cutting edge. This remarkable metal has a Rockwell hardness of 63 which guarantees utterly outstanding cutting performance and edge retention. The striking damask steel patterning is easily seen on the face of each blade. The knives are finished off with a Masur birch handle which has been crafted to reveal the natural beauty of the wood. These handles will develop a deep and unique patina with use. These Miyabe knives are works of art that you will love using and that will last for life.
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