Kaizen II // 4.5" Utility Knife
Miyabi moves one step closer to perfection with Kaizen II – Japanese for “improvement” or "change for the better." Handcrafted in Seki, Japan, the Kaizen II collection boasts traditional Japanese craftsmanship combined with innovative hardening technology and beautiful modern design.
The core of each blade is forged from resilient FC61 super steel and protected by a stunning 48 layers of stainless steel. The double FRIODUR® ice-hardened blade makes for improved corrosion-resistance and astonishing durability. As beautiful as they are functional, the blades’ gorgeous flower Damascus pattern is dramatically darkened through acid dipping. Artisans hand-hone each blade using the venerable four-step Honbazuke method. This fine attention to detail translates into a work of art that is the ultimate in precision cutting.
The blade is balanced by a substantial D-shaped handle made of black pakkawood. Effortless to hold, this classic Japanese handle offers a comfortable grip for stress-free cutting. This striking handle truly matches the caliber of the blade.
— Warranty: Manufacturer's Lifetime
— Blade Length: 4.5"
— Blade Material: Fine Carbide FC61 Steel
— Blade Hardness: 60-62 HRC
— Blade Type: Fixed
— Handle Material: Black Pakkawood
— Tang: 3/4 Tang
— Overall Length: 9.84"
— Hand Wash Recommended
*Continental US only. Surcharges apply to HI, AK and Canada
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