Miyabi 5000 FCD Shotoh

£119.00
This Japanese paring knife has a very sharp, ice-hardened blade made of fine carbide steel surrounded by 49 layers of Damascus steel, plus a moisture-resistant pakkawood handle.
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Made in Seki, Japan, a city known for its history of samurai sword-making, Miyabi knives are equal parts style and substance. Every knife in the 5000FCD range has a fine carbide steel core with a 61HRC hardness, which ensures the blade glides through ingredients, making meal prep more efficient. The FRIODUR® blade is frozen and hardened at -76°C for corrosion-resistance, then tempered for flexibility so it does not fracture. Forty-six layers of Damascus steel leave gorgeous imprints along the side of the blade. Every blade undergoes a three-step process called Honbazuke in which it is ground vertically, honed horizontally, and polished with a leather strop, resulting in superior sharpness and edge retention. A half bolster provides a seamless transition between the blade and handle, which is made of moisture-resistant pakkawood with a comfortable D-shaped handle. This shotoh, or paring knife, is ideal for the preparation of small fruits, vegetables, and cuts of meat.

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Why we love it

‘If you’re new to Japanese knives, the 5000FCD series is a great place to start. It cuts ingredients with a light touch, thanks to a very sharp blade, but feels very stable and well-balanced.’

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