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 6000MCT 67 18cm Santoku Knife has a straight edge making it the larger Santoku within the 6000MCT range. The premium, smooth-grained cocobolo 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 MC63 Micro Carbide powder steel used for the CRYODUR blade of the 14cm Santoku Knife is embedded in 2 layers of steel to create a smoothed edge blade. Each 18cm Santoku Knife has a beautifully ergonomically designed handle made from smooth-grained cocobolo pakka wood, making it one of the most beautiful blades on the market today. Santoku is the 3 in 1 blade for meat, fish and vegetables, " San" which means 3 in Japanese represents its versatility in use across all the three main food groups. This being 18cm in blade length makes it the perfectly sized Santoku within the 6000MCT 67 range. The blade as its name suggests makes it the most versatile and effective blade for almost any use within the kitchen.