Chef's Knife, 8 in. (34373-203)

Product Description for Chef's Knife, 8 in. (34373-203)

Maker: Henckels (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $279.95 Saving: $70.05
Item num: 94851
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.75 in.
Total length: 13.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.04 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 19 oz.
Blade: SG2 powdered metallurgical stainless steel surrounded by 101-layer flower pattern damascus, hardened to Hrc 63
Handle: Masur birch with a mosaic pin
Description: The Henckels Miyabi Birchwood 8 inch chef's knife is a heavy knife with a broad, strong blade and fine cutting edge. This is the all-rounder for professionals and hobby chefs. It is suitable for anything from chopping herbs, cutting vegetables, as well as slicing and dicing meats, fish, and more. It makes chopping an easy task.
The blade is made from stainless Takefu SG2 super-steel surrounded by a 101-layer stunning flower pattern damascus - 50 layers on each side. The blade is not only beautiful, but exceptionally high performing, with one of the sharpest, longest lasting edges to be found anywhere.
The blade undergoes a four-step hardening process that maximizes the properties of the steel. The hardening is done in a state of the art vacuum furnace. It is rapid quenched to room temperature in mere seconds. A cryogenic treatment at -321°F enhances corrosion resistance. Double tempering improves toughness.
The edge is hand sharpened with the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method. Each blade is honed by an artisan to an angle of between 9-1/2 and 12 degrees per side. This acute angle in combination with the Honbazuke method results in scalpel-like sharpness.
The elegant, high performing blade is complemented by the D-shape masur birch (karelian) handle. It is finished with a mosaic pin and two red spacers. The end cap is finished with the Miyabi logo.

  • Made in Japan from Takefu SG2 powdered metallurgical (PM) stainless steel, heat treated to 63 Rockwell hardness
  • Traditional Japanese blade shape
  • Masur birch D-shaped handle with mosaic pin
  • Cryodur ice hardening enhances the blade's toughness and corrosion resistance
  • Traditional Honbazuke hand sharpened edge


Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 weeks