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 Rocking Santoku Knife has a curved edge giving it a striking appearance for its 18cm length. 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 17cm Nakiri knife is wrapped in 100 layers of steel to create a Damascus design. Each Nakiri knife has a beautifully ergonomically designed handle made from Japanese Karelian ( Masur) birch wood, making it one of the most beautiful blades on the market today. The 17cm Nakiri knife is perfect for vegetables and the Nakiri shape is known as a Japanese vegetable knife making easy work of touching root vegetables all the way to finely chopping of more delicate herbs and vegetables.