Japanese craftsmanship + German engineering = the ultimate kitchen knives.

Miyabi knives are famous around the world for their fine craftsmanship and durability, and they’re famous in our test kitchen for their incredible sharpness and easy-to-grip (and gorgeous!) handles. This newest set from Miyabi has all the features of classic Miyabi knives that we love, like steel-core blades protected by 132 layers of hand-honed, cryogenically compressed, corrosion-resistant steel; “D”-shaped handles, which allow for a sure, comfortable grip, whether you're slicing, dicing, or chopping; and scalpel-sharp blade edges that won’t dull over time. These knives also boast gorgeous Bigleaf maple wood handles, which are made from the marbled burl of the wood, giving each knife a distinctively detailed handle (along with the classic Miyabi logo embossed in each handle’s metal endcap). Each knife takes two months to make—but they’ll last you a lifetime.

Technical info:

  • Features 66 HRC hardness core surrounded by 132 layers of steel
  • Blades are cryogenically hardened
  • Crafted in Seki City, Japan, home to bladesmithing since the 13th century
  • Shaped by a team of 150 artisans over as many as 151 production steps