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 67 13cm Shotoh Knife has a plain edge giving it a striking appearance for its 13cm length, it is the mid-sized utility knife within the 5000MCD 67 range. The black Ash 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 the13cm Shotoh Knife is embedded in 132 layers of steel to create a Damascus design. Each Shotoh knife has a beautifully ergonomically designed handle made from black ash wood, making it one of the most beautiful blades on the market today. Honed on both sides using the Honbazuke technique making it ideal as a multi-purpose blade. The 13cm Shotoh is comparatively the middle-sized utility knife which makes it perfect for smaller cuts of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. A perfect blade and size to begin your journey in the world of Japanese knives.