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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Miyabi Kaizen Series

Kaizen- a Japanese word, meaning "improvement" or "change for the better"

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 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
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