MIYABI 5000MCD 2pc set – Nakiri / Shotoh Utility

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This set contains a 17cm (6.7”) Nakiri, or Japanese vegetable, knife and an 13cm (5.2”) Shotoh Utility, or petty, utility knife. This latter knife is ideal for the preparation of smaller cuts of meat and fruit and vegetables.

Combining the traditions and craftsmanship of Japanese sword makers with the excellence of German engineering this exquisite set of Japanese knives is a symbiosis of elegant design, latest technology and centuries-old knife-making art.

Miaybi 5000MCD blades are formed of a MicroCarbide MC63 powder steel core surrounded by 100 layers of two different types of steel with different levels of hardness. MicroCarbide MC63 powder steel is high-grade steel for the highest demands. A special blade treatment alters the surface structure of each layer, giving each blade its individual floral damask pattern.

The CRYODUR® blade is hardened using a specially developed ice-hardening process; -196°C that guarantees extreme hardness of 63 Rockwell and a lasting sharp blade.

Razor-like sharpness is achieved by a three-stage grinding, sharpening and polishing process called Honbazuke honing. The entire length of the cutting edge can be used as there is no finger guard.

Each handle made of top-quality Masur birch is also unique. The structure of the wood handle is reflected through the interplay of lines and stripes. The warmth of the natural wood contrasts nicely with the steel blade.  A mosaic pin finishes off the sophisticated look.

For best care, wash by hand, and maintain and sharpen using whetstones. We’d recommend using a wooden chopping board as opposed to glass, ceramic, plastic or stone boards as these will dull the cutting edge.


  • Honbazuke honed symmetrical edge for exceptional sharpness, knife angle around 10 degrees per side
  • Three-part traditional construction
  • CRYODUR® ice-hardened blades for exceptional cutting performance, corrosion resistance and optimum blade flexibility.
  • Ergonomic Masur Birch wood handle for perfect balance, guaranteeing optimum control and fatigue-free cutting, with concealed tang.
  • Half bolster which provides a seamless transition between the handle and blade.
  • Hand wash only
  • Blade core made of FC61 steel embedded in 48 layers of steel, Made in Seki, Japan
  • Warranty: ZWILLING Lifetime Warranty


  • Nakiri overall length:         32cm (12.6”)
  • Nakiri blade length:           17cm (6.7”)
  • Nakiri blade thickness:       1.9mm
  • Nakiri blade height:           4.6cm (1.8”)
  • Nakiri weight:                   198g (7.5oz)
  • Total bevel Angle:             20 degrees
  • Sharpening angle:            14 degrees
  • Handle length:                 12.6cm (4.96”)
  • Handle Material:               Masur birch
  • Shotoh overall length:      24.2cm (9.5”)
  • Shotoh blade length:        13cm (5.2”)
  • Shotoh blade thickness:    1.7mm
  • Shotoh blade height:        2.7cm (1.1”)
  • Shotoh weight:                92g (3.25oz)
  • Total Bevel Angle:            20 degrees
  • Handle length:                 9.3cm (3.7”)
  • Handle Material:              Masur birch
  • Country of Origin:            Japan
  • Manufactured in:             Seki, Japan
  • Packaging:                      Gift Boxed
  • SKU:                                 625152

We have more products in this range that we will be gradually adding to this website. If you are looking for a particular Miyabi knife and do not see it here, please send us an email to enquiries@warebroscutlery.com.au.

Ware Bros Cutlery – The Knife Shop is an Authorised Australian Retailer of Miyabi knives.

For your information all Miyabi products purchased from Ware Bros Cutlery – The Knife Shop come with an Australian backed warranty (some conditions do apply).

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