A favorite of ramen chef and restaurateur Ivan Orkin, Miyabi Birchwood knives are as pretty as they are powerful. They’re manufactured in Japan, where the blade’s edge is hand-honed and undergoes a 4-step hardening process—ensuring they stay super-sharp through all of your slicing, mincing, and chopping. We’re mesmerized by the blade’s stunning, textured pattern and the easy-to-grip birchwood handles feel smooth and sure in our hands.
The collection includes a 9" bread knife, an 8" chef’s knife, a 7" santoku knife, a 3.5" paring knife, and a 9" sharpening steel. Purchase them separately, or buy the entire collection, which includes all 5 knives, a pair of stainless steel kitchen shears, and a bamboo knife block.
"When I used the Miyabi birchwood chef’s knife I got pristine little slivers of fresh herbs. With a duller knife, if you’re trying to finely chop, you get dull, mashed, or bruised leaves.” —Josh Cohen, Food52 Test Kitchen Manager
- Made in: Knives & sharpening steel made in Seki, Japan; Kitchen shears made in Italy.
- Made of: Knives are made of micro-carbide powdered steel, with Masur Birch handles; Block is made of bamboo.
- Size: Knife collection includes 1 bread knife, 1 chef’s knife, 1 santoku knife, 1 paring knife, 1 sharpening steel, 1 pair of kitchen shears, and 1 bamboo knife block. Bread knife: Blade is 9" L (14.5” L including handle); Chef’s knife: Blade is 8" L (13” L including handle ); Santoku knife: Blade is 7" L (including handle 12.25” L); Paring knife: Blade is 3.5" L (including handle 8” L); Sharpening steel: Blade is 9" L (including handle 14” L); Kitchen shears: 7.75" L; Knife block: 4.25" W x 8.5" H x 12" D
Sourced from: Zwilling J.A. Henckels
Japanese Cooking, Smoking
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Photography by Bobbi Lin and Rocky Luten.