Miyabi Birchwood is a work of culinary art. Both blade and handle are crafted from the most precious materials, creating a unique, striking appearance. More than meets the eye, the potent core of SG2 micro-carbide powder steel is protected by 100 layers of steel. Miyabi's innovative, ice-hardening process locks in the long-lasting sharpness of the CRYODUR blades. Beneath its beautiful exterior, the flower Damascus pattern provides added durability. The scalpel-like blade is complemented by an equally striking Karelian (Masur) Birch handle. Exquisite and ergonomic, Miyabi Birchwood knives feel as good as they look. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan.