miyabi artisan sg2 review

The Japanese knifemaker Miyabi started their journey in Seki, Japan . The city, which is known as the Japanese sword making capital for centuries. In 2004, Miyabi became a part of well known german knife manufacturer Zwilling. From then miyabi knives became the proper combination of german engineering with Japanese traditional knife-making techniques. 

Miyabi has a large collection and miyabi artisan is one of the high-end knives of them. Being one of the most beautiful miyabi knives, artisan mixes exceptional design with professional craftsmen. It is designed to provide a smooth experience in the kitchen along with an aesthetic look. 

Let’s dive deep into this miyabi artisan sg2 review. Moreover, you will find the merging of past and present in this knife and know about the user’s thoughts, their question about this knife. 

Quick Overview

  1. Blade core is made with micro carbide SG2 powder steel. 
  2. SG2 core is protected by another 2 layers of steel. 
  3. Its cutting edge is hand honed to an extremely sharp 9.5 to 12 degree cutting angle. It can cut through anything smoothly. 
  4. It features a Rockwell hardness of 63 that’s very tough and durable. 
  5. The top half of the blade has a beautiful hammer finish that prevents food from sticking while cutting and the bottom half has a plain finish. 
  6. Handle features a D shape. 
  7. Handle is made with Cocobolo pakkawood which is a composite of resin and wood. 
  8. A steel end cap with miaybi logo, red spares with a mosaic pin add beauty to the handle. 
  9. Its blade is 8 inches long with a 5.5 inch handle. 
  10. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty. 

Miyabi Artisan is a part of our Best Miyabi Chef Knife reivew list

Miyabi Artisan 8 Chef’s Knife Review (Miyabi 6000mct review)

Where it’s made

From the introduction of this miyabi artisan review, you have got that miyabi manufactures all their knives in Seki, Japan. The city is known for its swordsmiths from the 14th century. Miyabi was owned by zwilling the german knife company. So, all modern technologies and engineering are used for every piece of miyabi knife. But, you will find the touch of hundred years old japanese knife crafting art and techniques in every miyabi knife. 

Blade material

The main blade core material of miyabi artisan 8 chef knife is micro carbide SG2 power steel which is known as super gold steel. SG2 is a high carbon alloy of powder stainless steel. Moreover, there is another 2 layer of stainless steel with damascus texture that protect the Sg2 core.

The main component of sg2 steel is carbon, nickel, chromium, cobalt, etc. We know carbon components increase the hardness of a knife. Chromium makes the blade corrosion and rust-resistant. And cobalt along with other components adds strength and durability and stain resistance to the knife. 

Blade Design 

Miyabi artisan features an authentic thin japanese blade profile. It has a quite similar shape to all miyabi knives with curves at both from the top and bottom sides. 

Miyabi artisan sg2 chef knife blade

The exterior of this knife has a very beautiful look. The top half portion has Tsuchime hammered finish and the bottom half part has a plain matt finish. This hammered finish not only adds beauty it creates some air pocket on the knife body. Those air pockets prevent food from sticking while cutting food or vegetable. Moreover, there is a beautiful miyabi on the blade. 

Sharpness and edge

Each miyabi artisan chef knife features a hand-honed blade finish with an extremely sharp katana edge. This blade has sharpness like samurai sword that’s are very rare for chef knives. Each miyabi artisan sg2 has an incredibly sharp 9.5 to 12 degree cutting angle that you will hardly find in any western or japanese chef knife. With this cutting edge, this knife will ensure effortless and precise cutting for any kind of food. 

Traditional three-step Honbazuke methods are used to ensure this sharpness. In the first two-step of this process, the knife is sharpened on a vertical and a horizontal sharpening stone. Then, it is mirror polished in leather. 

This is a dual bevel knife that means it has an equally cutting edge on both sides. This double bevel feature makes this knife usable with both left and right hands. 

Hardness

Cutting edge longevity is an important feature of a quality knife and this mainly depends on the hardness of the knife material. The core of miyabi artisan knife has a Rockwell hardness of 63. Something with rockwell hardness of more than 60 is known as extremely sharp, same for this knife. 

An ice-hardening process named Criodur is used to ensure this incredible hardness. In this process, the blade goes through freezing cool and extremely hot temperatures one after another. With this hardness miyabi artisan sg2, chef’s knife retains its edge for very long and remains more durable. 

Handle material

Miyabi artisan 8-inch chef knife handle is made with unique Cocobolo Rosewood pakkawood . Pakkawood is not real wood, it is a composite material. Pakkawood is a mixture of resin and hardwood that is a very durable material. It makes the handle water and moisture resistant so the knife doesn’t slip from the hand while using. As it is a resin material it can carry any different color with a shiny look, here it has a brown color with a wooden texture. Moreover, pakkawood handle doesn’t harbor bacteria so it lasts for long. 

Handle Design

It features an Attractive D shape handle that is designed to nestle comfortably in the grip of the hand. The handle has a D curve at its belly that fills the palm while cutting. 

miyabi artisan 8 inch knife handle

You will find black lines that give the handle a wooden look. Other details like brass, red spacers, a mosaic pin, and a stainless steel end cap give it a sophisticated look. The logo-engraved end cap contributes to the proper balancing of this knife. Mosaic pin and red spacers give it a beautiful sophisticated look. 

Size

Miyabi artisan sg2 knife has a 8 inch long blade with a 5.5 inch handle. So, the total length of this knife become around 14 inches. This blade length is considered as the most ideal size for different types of work. And this handle size is comfortable for both users with small or large hands. 

If you want a different size or a smaller version of this knife then you look for the 6 inch blade version. In that case, the handle and the price will differ from this one. 

Weight and balance 

When it comes to the weight of the knife, miyabi artisan 8-inch chef knife can be considered a very lightweight knife. It is only 9.6 ounces so it doesn’t create pressure on hand while using and ensure tireless cutting for long. 

All different parts like handle weight, full tang, blade weight, stell end cap contribute to the proper balancing. Weight it very nicely distributed so you will hardly feel the weight of this knife. The center of balance is around the connection point of the handle and blade. 

Clean and maintenance 

Proper care and maintenance are a must for the longevity of a knife. Without proper caring, even a super expensive and knife end knife can become dull and useless. So, we should ensure proper cleaning and maintenance.

Miyabi 6000mct artisan knife is a handwash safe knife and doesn’t prefer a dishwasher. After every light use you can wash it with clean water and after heavy use wash it with cloth and soap. Though the knife is water-resistant, it is better to dry it out before storing it. Just put it in an open place after every wash before storing it so that water vaporizes properly. 

For Storing you can use a sheath or a wooden block. Never put the knife in the drawer without any sheath that can be very harmful to you or the knife-edge may damage. 

How the knife will feel in your hand

When we buy a knife the first thing that we consider is how the knife will feel in my hand. 

This knife is designed for the smooth experience in your hand while working. As the knife-edge is super sharp you won’t need to give any pressure, it will cut through anything with minimum pressure. Moreover, the knife is so lightweight and its proper weight distribution makes you feel it like a part of your hand. 

Miyabi artisan 8 inch chef knife ( how it feels in hand)

As you know from the handle design part of this miyabi artisan sg2 chef’s knife review that its handle has a smooth finish D shape so it will fit comfortably in your hand and won’t slip while working. Moreover, with the round finish spine, you will get a comfortable pinch grip if you want. 

Warranty

Like all other best Miyabi knives, miyabi 6000mct gyutoh artisan comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Miyabi makes their knife with all quality material and expert craftsmen so they have full belief in their knife as they mention. So, if you find any kind of a manufacturing defect in their knife after buying they will provide you a limited lifetime warranty. 

Customer’s thought

When it comes to customers and users’ though, about miyabi artisan sg2 chef’s knives, you will hardly find any negative reviews about this knife.

One user was not happy about the only hand wash safe feature. Washing it in the dishwasher may harm the knife and cause chips. This knife may feel a little heavy if you are used to using extra lightweight knives. Another user mentioned that the packaging was very cheap.

When it’s about features and positive reviews I think you have got enough idea from this whole miyabi artisan review. According to its users, the fit and finish of the knife were really great. Another person said It comes sharper out of the box and he got this knife primarily for its aesthetic look. But after using he was surprised by its sharpness. 

Pros

From this whole Miyabi artisan knives review, you may have got a clear idea about the pros and features of miyabi artisan chef knife. Let me describe them briefly. 

  1. Incredibly sharp edge that ensues precise cut. 
  2. Very lightweight to work for a long time without any pressure in hand. 
  3. Food doesn’t stick while cutting. 
  4. Handle fits properly in hand palm.
  5. Handle doesn’t slip from hand while using.
  6. Well balanced and easy to use. 
  7. Very easy to maintain. 
  8. Comfortable pinch grip with the round spine.
  9. Retains its edge sharp for very long. 
  10. Comes with a limited lifetime warranty. 

Cons

If you have gone through the customer’s thought part of this miyabi artisan chef knife review you may know that this knife has very few drawbacks. 

  1. Only handwash safe. Washing it in a dishwasher may cause damage. 
  2. If someone is used to use an extra light knife then it may feel a little heavy. 
  3. Doesn’t come with any sheath.

FAQ

  1. Is this knife single or double bevel?

Miyabi Artisan 8 chef knife is a double bevel knife that means it has the same cutting angle at both side. It has an extremely sharp 9.5 to 12-degree cutting edge on both sides.  

  1. Is this knife good for left-handed users?

Yes, this knife is good for both left and right-hand users. From this miyabi artisan 6000mct review we have known that its handle has the same shape at both sides so it can be hold comfortably by both left and right-handed persons. Moreover, it is a double bevel knife that is an important feature to make a knife usable by both hands. 

  1. Is this Miyabi 8” chef’s knife features a full tang?

Yes, this is a full tang knife. And a full tang knife is always preferred over a half tang knife. Because tang adds more durability and proper balancing to the knife. 

4. Difference between miyabi artisan and miyabi bircwood? Which one is better?

Both of this knives are high end miyabi knife. They have differences as well as many similarities. Handle design and material, blade construction and design, price all this things are different. Similar features are same sharpness, hardness, blade material etc. Here is full Miyabi Artisan vs Birchwood comparison.

5. Which one is better miyabi artisan vs Mizu?

Both of this mizu and artisan knives are made with high quality material. They have more less differences than similarities like same blade material, design, sharpness and hardness. But there is difference in handle material and design. So, It depends on you which one you choose but overall miyabi artisan is a more high end knife.

Conclusion

I am pretty sure that, If you have gone through this miyabi artisan sg2 review, the features of this knife have impressed you. Details on miyabi artisan 8-inch chef knife are something that you can’t deny. 

Extreme sharp edge, comfortable handle with proper balancing makes it a perfect all-rounder knife. Where an ordinary dull chef knife can make your kitchen experience, a knife-like miyabi artisan sg2 can make your kitchen experience remarkable.

Other Miyabi Knives:

1. Miyabi Birchwood Sg2 Review

2. Miyabi Kaizen Chef’s Knife Review 

3. Miyabi Evolution Chef’s Knife Review

4. Miyabi Fusion Morimoto Review

5. Miyabi Koh Chef’s Knife Review

6. Miyabi Mizu Sg2 Review

7. Miyabi Black Chef’s Knife Review

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