Miyabi continues to strive for perfection with the introduction of Miyabi Kaize, Japanese for improvement or change for the better, This next generation of Miyabi MIYABI strives for perfection with Kaizen, Japanese for improvement or change for the better. This line of knives combines the best hardening technology with the artistry of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. The resilient core of VG10 super steel is protected by a stunning 64 layer flower Damascus pattern.The CRYODUR blades feature exceptional sharpness and durability thanks to their innovative, icehardening treatment. Then, artisans hand hone the blades with the historic Honbazuke method. This attention to detail translates into precision cutting for MIYABI Kaizen users.The blade is balanced by a refined D shaped handle made of black linen Micarta. With a wood like texture, the comfortable handle won’t slip from your hand and acts as a moisture repellent. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan.