Using traditional Samurai forging techniques since the 14th century the city of Seki is the birthplace of the Miyabi brand, taking 100 steps and 42 days to create each blade. The manufacturing techniques employed produce knives with durable and precise cutting edges which is the foundation of the Miyabi brand. The Miyabi 5000FCD Gyutoh Knife has a plain edge and is 16cm in length making it the smallest of the three Gyutoh's available in this range. The octagonal pakka wood handle gives a well balanced and comfortable grip with a wonderful mosaic pin providing a wonderfully aesthetic finish to a beautifully crafted blade. The Ice- hardened FC61 steel used for the FRIODUR blade of the Gyutoh is wrapped in 48 layers of steel to create a Damascus design. Honed on both sides making it ideal for preparing larger vegetables and pieces of meat, the Gyutoh is basically what we refer to as a chef's knife which is the one knife that is used for most tasks in the kitchen due to its versatility and size. This being the 16cm in blade length makes it the most versatile size within the 3 available Gyutoh sizes within the 5000FCD range.