Zwilling J.A. Henckels Miyabi Kaizen Series
Kaizen- a Japanese word, meaning "improvement" or "change for the better"
The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Miyabi Kaizen Series combines Henckels' legendary commitment to innovation and craftsmanship with the grand tradition of Japanese blade making. This unique collection boasts strength and beauty with scalpel-like performance for the professional chef or culinary enthusiast. Each blade is crafted from a prized VG-10 (CMV60) "super-steel" cutting core that is clad with 64 total layers of stainless steel in a striking Flower Damascus pattern. Then the blade begins a 4-step Cryodur hardening process to maximize edge retention and durability. This complex technique is performed in a highly specialized vacuum furnace just before the blade temperature is reduced to room temperature. And then, within seconds, each blade is cryogenically frozen to -321°F to enhance corrosion resistance. This innovative tempering process gives Miyabi Kaizen blades a 60° Rockwell hardness. The blade is then hand ground with a katana edge using the traditional Japanese 3-step Honbazuke method, and finished by artisans who hone and polish a 9.5-12° bevel angle per side for superior sharpness. The blades are coupled with comfortable and traditional "D-shaped" handles crafted from black linen Micarta. Each handle is fixed in place by a beautiful mosaic pin, red spacers at the bolster and butt and a stainless steel end cap, signifying its traditional Japanese heritage.
The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Miyabi Kaizen series includes a complete line of cutlery for the professional or discriminating home chef, and is backed by a manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty. Make in Seki, Japan. Hand wash only.
Features of Zwilling J.A. Henckels Miyabi Kaizen Cutlery include:
- VG10 (CMV60) super steel core
- 32-layers per side stainless steel support in a beautiful "Flower Damascus" design
- CRYODUR ice-hardening process
- Rockwell hardness of 60
- Double-bevel katana edge design
- Traditional, hand-honed, 3-step Honbazuke sharpening
- Artisan-honed 9.5-12° bevel angle per side
- Functional mosaic handle pin with red spacers and a stainless steel end cap
- "D-shaped" black linen Micarta handle
- Hand wash only
- Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty
- Made in Seki, Japan