Miyabi Birchwood SG2 chef’s knife is a high-performance knife with an ability to cut almost every food items you need to cut in your kitchen. Professional chefs and cooks usually cut meat, poultry, fish and larger vegetables with it. This heavy hard knife has world class cutting edge that can chop and dice your food smoothly. The knife is heavier than other chef knife so you can cut hard food with the knife very easily.
Miyabi Birchwood SG2 8″ Chef’s Knife has a tremendous cutting edge of 9.5 to 12 degrees. The knife is made by some manual process so that the angle is not exact. The edge gets this kind of sharpness by a three-step Honbazuki sharpening process honing with hand.
Without using extraordinary steel an extraordinary knife like Miyabi Birchwood SG2 couldn’t be possible to make. We know every Japanese knife is made by some special kind of steels. G2 micro carbide powder steel is used to make this knife.
When we take a quick look at the knife the beautiful 101 layer flower Damascus pattern will show up. The steel is protected under these layers. Damascus pattern increases the durability of the cutting core and blade can go through the food smoothly.
A four-step hardening process makes the knife superior. At first, the knife goes through vacuum heat treatment. Then heat is reduced to room temperature in a very quick time. In purpose of corrosion resistance, cryogenic treatment is done in -321 degree Fahrenheit.
This is also called ice-hardening process. To increase the toughness of the steal a double tempering method is perfectly done. The unsharpened back of the blade is perfectly rounded.
A handle is a very important part in a knife because you hold the knife with it and comforts of using the knife is dependent on the handle. As any other Japanese knife, Miyabi Birchwood SG2 has an extraordinary handle. It has Karelian birch egg handle which is very precious. In the upper and the lower part of the handle, there is two mosaic pin with red spacers. At the end cap, we see a beautiful logo of Miyabi Knives.
|Item name||Birchwood SG2 8 inch|
|Item Dimension||15.2 x 3.3 x 1.4 inches|
|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Weight while shipping||1.2 pounds|
|Cutting edge angle||9.5 degrees to 12 degree|
|Steel||Micro carbide powder steel|
|Handle||Karelian birch egg|
|Size of the blade||8 inches|
Let’s check it out a quick unboxing review of this beautiful sharp knife
Question 1: I think the price very high. Is this reasonable?
Answer: Yes, the price is high but remember it is the Ferrari in a kitchen knife.
Question 2: How much gap between hilt and spine?
Answer: 2.5 inches.
Question 3: Is it made for right-handed users?
Answer: For right-handers especially.
Question 4: Is it a full tang knife?
Answer: Yes, it is.
Question 5: How can I wash it? Does the wood handle get damaged?
Answer: You can hand wash it with water then towel it and keep it dry.
Miyabi Birchwood SG2 knife is an expensive knife. But it is a flagship knife in the category of the kitchen knife. Professional chefs would love to have it in their kitchen for sure. See Also Shun Premier Chef’s Knife Review.