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 5000MCD 20cm Gyutoh Knife has a straight edge making it a mid-sized Chef's knife. The round Japanese Karelian ( Masur) birch 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 MC63 Micro Carbide powder steel used for the CRYODUR blade of the 20cm Gyutoh knife is wrapped in 100 layers of steel to create a Damascus design. Each Gyutoh knife has a beautifully ergonomically designed handle made from a Japanese Karelian ( Masur) birch wood handle, making it one of the most beautiful blades on the market today. The 20cm Gyutoh knife is the perfectly sized Chef's knife making it an exceptional knife for almost all medium to large tasks in the kitchen.