What makes a knife great? Is it the steel at the blade’s core? Or is it the ease of use of the handle at the end of it? Or does the craftsmanship really make the tool? Thankfully, Henckels has all its bases covered with the Miyabi 7000 MC line, and the 7000 MC 5” Shotoh Utility Knife is no different. The 5” blade is perfect for cutting, peeling, and paring tasks, but is just long enough to take on a bigger challenge in a pinch. The blade is made of MC66 steel with a MicroCarbide core, which scores a whopping 66 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale, and it’ll show the second you take this blade to a ripe tomato and it slices right through while your no-name brand paring knife just squashes it all over the countertop. The traditional D shape handle, made of micarta and stainless steel, makes this knife a snap to control, even in the most inexperienced of hands. What better knife to learn on than the knife that will last you your entire life? And of course Henckels brings the Miyabi 7000 MC Shotoh knife together with its laborious and thorough manufacturing process, during which the 7000 MC Shotoh is sharpened to a 19 degree scalpel-like edge before leaving the factory. This knife comes out of the box sharp and it stays that way. Thanks to the MC66 steel of the blade, though, when it does get dull it’s a snap to put a shaving sharp new edge on. There’s simply nothing bad to say about the Henckels Miyabi 7000 MC Shotoh knife, unless you count making cooking too easy!
-Made in Japan
-should be hand-washed and sharpened with whetstone