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Miyabi Evolution Chef’s Knives


This versatile chef’s knife may be the most advanced piece of technology in your kitchen. Designed exclusively for Sur La Table, this extraordinary knife will quickly become your go-to blade. The product of a revolutionary hardening process, the...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE This versatile chef’s knife may be the most advanced piece of technology in your kitchen. Designed exclusively for Sur La Table, this extraordinary knife will quickly become your go-to blade. The product of a revolutionary hardening process, the exceptional steel holds a keen edge, while the ergonomic handle, precision balance, and rounded spine ensure comfort even during marathon prep sessions.

Available in 3 sizes: 6", 8" or 9.5" blade. Each knife is sold individually.

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  • Exclusive to Sur La Table, Miyabi Evolution knives represent the next refinement in East meets West cutlery.
  • Designed to exacting standards exclusively for Sur La Table, Evolution melds expert artisanship with ground-breaking technology
  • Revolutionary FC61 steel pairs fine carbide distribution with an astonishing 61 Rockwell hardness and has never before been used for kitchen cutlery—despite many attempts
  • Fine carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle and is extremely durable, with no risk of chipping under normal use
  • Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and astonishing durability
  • Each forged, full-tang blade is touched by 46 artisans and is hand-honed via a three-step, dry-sharpening process to an exceedingly sharp 22 to 24 degrees; blades are polished to a mirror finish and have sand-blasted katana edges
  • Each triple-riveted handle features striking red spacers and is individually weight adjusted; handle undergoes a rigorous nine-step finishing process to ensure perfect ergonomic design
  • Comfort-oriented features such as rounded spine, bolster and heel reduce cutting and slicing fatigue; knife is easy to hold in either an Eastern or a Western grip

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Miyabi
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel; polymer handle
  • Dimensions: 6", 8" or 10" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash


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Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Excellent weight and easy to handle
The Miyabi knife is easy to use and great for chopping different fruits and vegetables. I like the weight of the knife and feel of the handle.
February 13, 2019
7 months ago
Great knife it was shipped and received quickly.
February 1, 2019
7 months ago
Love it!
I LOVE this knife so I bought one for my sister for Christmas. She loves hers, too, and uses it everyday.
January 17, 2019
8 months ago
What a pleasure!
Our new knife has made cooking much easier and more fun. Today I had to slice partially frozen smoked turkey breast, and the slices just rolled off with beautiful smooth surfaces and not jagged ridges in the slices.
January 12, 2019
8 months ago
Excellent knife for the price
I gave this as a gift for Christmas. It was the first time this person had a "good" knife. He loved the knife and commented that you can tell it's a high quality knife that did an excellent job of chopping and dicing.
January 3, 2019
8 months ago
Yay, sharpness!
It's been awhile since I've had a sharp knife in the kitchen; this one has a nice weight in the hand, easy to control and I'm (finally) starting to lose the callous bump I got on my index finger from my previous knife. Highly recommended.
October 8, 2018
11 months ago
My new favorite knife!
I love this knife! I originally purchased another brand and then returned it for the Miyabi Evolution 8" Chef's knife after testing it out at Sur La Table. The knife is just the right length, has a comfortable grip, thin but strong blade and high enough blade space to keep your knuckles against the blade in order to get a smooth and quick cutting motion. I highly recommend this knife!
September 14, 2018
1 year ago
Amazing knife
Amazing knife. Razor sharp and accurate cuts. Edge has held up well. Only complaint is that it didn't come with a sheath or storage box so I store it in the original packaging. For a knife at this price point, you'd think it would have something for storage and blade/edge protection that comes with it.
June 19, 2018
1 year ago
Outstanding knife in all ways. I have many knives in multiple categories. I used knives in my profession. Don’t ask.
Best knife in the drawer! Bought one for my son and he is truly amazed.
April 30, 2018
1 year ago
Very sharp easy to use. Good price. Weight of handle is good
April 25, 2018
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Bridal Registry. . . gift
Kathy S on Aug 17, 2019
I have 3 of these knives, and I love them .
janie a on Apr 22, 2019
Bridal Registry. . . gift
Kathy S on Aug 17, 2019
I like quality kitchen knives
karl n on May 18, 2019
I have 3 of these knives, and I love them .
janie a on Apr 22, 2019
It was on the registry and my son loves to cook.
Christine T on Apr 4, 2019
quality item
Susan H on Mar 10, 2019
Great value for an amazing knife. Too many good reviews not to buy
Carlos P on Jan 31, 2019
I need an 8" knife and like Japanese knives.
NAOMI S on Jan 11, 2019
I was able to preview this knife during a cooking class at Sur La Table, and was very impressed with the feel and quality of the cut.
John B on Jan 6, 2019
made in Japan
Maria P on Jan 1, 2019
holds its sharpness the best for the price
Kenneth R on Dec 16, 2018
I have two of these beautiful Chef's knives and I LOVE them! I wanted my sister to enjoy the beauty and versatility of this knife.
Susan S on Dec 15, 2018
Because of in-store demostrtion
Tomas M on Dec 14, 2018
I collect
thomas b on Dec 12, 2018
Already have one, and I love it
JOAN K on Dec 11, 2018
gift for a father in law who is a chef!!!!
Allee S. on Dec 9, 2018
Good price, good reviews
Taylor B on Dec 5, 2018
a gift for my husband who will love a sharp new knife!
Beverly P on Dec 5, 2018
Have an 8 inch chef's knife by Miyabi Evolution but for my smaller tasks (and hands) at home, 6 inch is my go to.
SANDRA M P on Dec 4, 2018
I read the reviews and that convinced me.
I will not probably order other products from you again because of your deceptive (very normal for american corporations) 20 % off. Honest products sold by honest sellers is not too much to ask and usually works well in the long run!
But it is your business and you definitely should do what you like.
I am very honest in my business and have a very loyal clientel. It does work!
Vito R on Nov 30, 2018
It seemed like the best value for the money and the reviews on it were great.
Lisa B on Nov 26, 2018
Great knife, honored black Friday price!
Linda W on Nov 25, 2018
It's a high-quality chef knife at a superbly discounted price! Who can resist?
Nathan O on Nov 24, 2018
Own one-love it, great balance, holds edge, Getting another as a gift for sister
Sue W on Nov 24, 2018
son-in-law, former professional chef, recommendation. Great knife, great price.
Lawrence F on Nov 24, 2018
They are Christmas gifts and I have bought them before. They knives themselves are very good chef knives.
CAMILLE A on Nov 23, 2018
I was looking for a new chef's knife and the Miyabi Evolution ticked all of my boxes. Japanese FC61 steel (basically AEB-L) so it'll hold an edge without being super brittle. Ergonomic handle so it was equally comfortable using a pinch grip or a handle grip. A bit thicker than a typical traditional gyuto so it's a nice Japanese/German hybrid.
Kristopher L on Nov 12, 2018
I tried the knife in the store. They didn't have it in stock, so I purchased online
Jodee E on Nov 12, 2018
My wife purchased the set 6 months ago, but it didn't come with the 6" knife. She really liked the feel of the 6" knife, but couldn't justify the purchase over the cost of the set. Now, it's Christmas, so...
Thomas L on Nov 8, 2018
high quality
Joseph Z on Nov 6, 2018
recommendation of chef
Cindy N on Oct 20, 2018
Had good reviews
Kathy A on Oct 16, 2018
Miyabi knives have an excellent reputation and need to be sharped less often than many other brands.
Alison E on Oct 2, 2018
SONIA M on Oct 2, 2018
Quality of the knife and couldn't pass up on this unbelievable deal
Edward O on Sep 30, 2018
Reputation. On Sale.
Damien E on Sep 30, 2018
Good Value
Marsha C on Sep 7, 2018
excellent reviews by users
Wilburn F on Sep 6, 2018
I am a personal chef and need a new (very good) chef's knife. I am hoping I have chosen the right tool.
Harriet A on Sep 2, 2018
gift for family
Diego R on Aug 18, 2018
I have this knife and love it and purchased one as a gift for my sister.
Joan W on Aug 14, 2018
Loved the feel and weight of this knife!
Laura P on Aug 13, 2018
Used in Fresh MX cooking class
Dawn C on Jul 23, 2018
First time knife!
Jacob L on Jul 7, 2018
George O on Jul 5, 2018
I have another Miyabi at home and love it.
Mike D on May 30, 2018
co-worker recommendation
francisco m on May 22, 2018
Beautifully thin slicing knife that is comfortable for a lefty
Kim S on May 17, 2018
Jennifer C on May 7, 2018
I love this knife and am gifting it to my son! It is sharp and easy to use.
Diane C on May 3, 2018
Brandon G on May 3, 2018
I like quality kitchen knives
karl n on May 18, 2019
It was on the registry and my son loves to cook.
Christine T on Apr 4, 2019
What does the limited lifetime warranty mean?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This was a gift to someone. I have no information on the use or properties of this knife . It was ordered for a pastry chef who likes to cook
Can anybody tell me the exact width of the blade at it's widest point on the 8" knife blade? I have large hands and need to know exact measurements before ordering. Thanks!
Derek Z on Jan 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the blade itself is 5 cm wide. The distance from the underside of the handle to the edge of the blade is 3.5 cm. Hope that helps
Honing with steel?

I'm new to nice cutlery and recently purchased the 8"" evolution. Love the knife! I've been doing some reading and it seems there are mixed feelings on honing Japanese knives with steel. What do you recommend with this knife?Additionally, your in-store employee only recommended getting the knife sharpened every 6 months or so. Is this correct
A shopper on Feb 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've never heard of steel being an issue as long as the honing steel is stronger than the knife blade, but I do know some people prefer to honing with ceramic. It's really a matter of opinion.As far as sharpening goes, once every 6 months should be plenty.A rep from Zwilling once used a really good hair analogy to explain how often you should hone and sharpen your knife. When you hone it, you're just maintaining the straightness of the blade, whereas sharpening actually removes a little bit of steel when you do it. So it's like brushing & cutting your hair. Since you brush your hair every day but you only cut it occasionally, you should hone your knife regularly but only sharpen it every so often
I bought a Miyabi Chef's knife a few months ago at Sur la Table. It says 400FC on the back side. Also says FC61 steel. I threw the box away. This may seem like a dumb question, but is it an Evolution knife? I was thinking of picking up some more but wanted to be sure they are the same. Fantastic knife, almost freakishly sharp.
A shopper on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If it's smooth like this picture, then yes, it's a Miyabi Evolution knife. The other Miyabis have kind of bumpy blades. We really like our Miyabi Evolution knives and they are extremely sharp.
Could someone speak to the pros and cons of Miyabi Evolution vs. Koh Chef's knife?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I can't speak to anything about the Koh since I don't have any but oh boy do I love the Miyabi Evolution. A knife is obviously very personal as related to feel and weight etc. I used every single knife in the store before I bought. The Miyabi was hands down my favorite! The feel, sizing, grip type, weight, hand position, etc. I've got a paring, utility, santoku and a chef which easily meet my needs though I pretty much use the santoku for damn near everything including opening napkins.
Regarding the sharpness of the blade: Is 22 - 24 degrees the edge angle (only one side) or the included angle (both sides)?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The blade is 11" per side, or an included angle of 22". That being said, the angle can actually be a little off at 9-11" per side, with an included angle of 18-22".The hardness is 61 (HRC61) on the Rockwell scale for hardness
Can someone recommend a sheath for the 8-inch version of this knife?

I purchased Miyabi's wooden 8-inch chef's knife sheath, but it does not seem to be compatible with this knife. I'd like a nice wooden or leather sheath, if possible
A shopper on Jan 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry any other wooden or leather sheaths, but I think the Messermeister 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 would work.
Is is good to cut meat with?
Patty T on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: YES! I use it to slice raw chicken, roasts, even turkey. It's a great all purpose knife.
What is the recommended sharpener for the Miyabi Evolution knives?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: We suggest using the Miyabi sharpener
how to sharpen knife?
A shopper on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can sharpen this knife like you would any other — either bring it into a store like Sur La Table to have them do it or use whetstone to do it yourself. Just make sure you use a honing steel often to keep the knife's edge between sharpening (every 6 months or so w/ heavy use).
How thick is the blade at the spinefor the 8- and 10-inch knives?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The blade on both of these knives is 1/16"" at the spine
Which knife sharpener for Miyabi + Global knives?

Please clarify the blade angle on the Miyabi Evolution 8"" chef; i.e., is it 11-12 degrees per side?Re: sharpening: I have the Global 7"" santoku, 5"" santoku, serrated utility and 4"" paring plus the Miyabi 6"" fusion rocking chef. Yesterday, I bought the Miyabi Evolution 8"" chef and 3.5"" paring knife in Palo Alto. I was going to buy the Minosharp knife sharpener because I was mostly Global. But now with 4 Globals, one Fusion Miyabi and 2 Evolution Miyabis, what is my best sharpening solution given the differences in blade angles? I'm not sure if I'm ready for a wet stone, but will go that route if needed. Note: I live in HI, so can't bring knives into a store for free sharpening
A shopper on Dec 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Global knives are usually 15 degrees each side (30" inclusive), and the Miyabi Fusion blades are 11 degrees each side (22" inclusive). Normally a degree or two inclusive is not a deal breaker for sharpening, but 4 degrees each side is quite a lot.I hate to say it, but the best plan of attack may be to get a separate sharpener for both if you want to go the handheld route. Otherwise the best option may be to get a whetstone with some guide rails. The guides can be adjusted so you get the correct angle for both the Global and Miyabi. Yeah, it's not as easy or fast as a handheld wheel, but these knives should not need to be sharpened as often. But when you do sharpen them using a whetstone, they will hold the edge a lot longer - 2-3 times longer! - than you could get using a handheld.Note: Don't try and get us to feel sorry for you living in Hawai'i. After this winter, I think everyone on the mainland would trade places with you. Pomaika`i ;-
How heavy is this knife exactly? I would like to know the weight in grams.
Lan L on Nov 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 215 grams .
What is the height of the blade at it's widest point on the 10"?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The height of the blade at its widest point, at the heel near the handle is 2&1/32 inches. I like this knife a lot. You will find it holds its edge very well. This knife slices so smoothly. My other chef knife has a spine that is almost twice as thick. This one slices like a razor. The other cuts but splits fruit & veggies more lie an ax.
Does anyone know how does this knife's width compares to the wusthof cook's knife width? I have the wusthof cook's knife and even though I like it, I miss having a wider/heavier blade... Thanks!
Leonardo R on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The blade is 1 7/8 inches wide at the handle end. That is wide for a 6 1/2 inch blade but the width gives ample room for your knuckles when chopping.
FYI the balance is awsome! Great kniife. Super hard steel blade sharpened at 11 deg instead of 22.5 deg makes it razor sharp and it holds its edge well. I love my Sabatier's but this is the knife I bought for my wife who refused to weild the longer, bigger chef's knives. She was always handicapped by the narrower blades on the smaller ones she preferred to use for prep and chopping. She loves this one, and so do I, that is when I can "borrow" it from her. the step up from a Wusthof will astound you. Don't hesitate!
What is the actual length of the cutting edge of the 8” Chef’s Knife — the distance from tip to the base of the heel, measured with a ruler or tape measure? For instance, my 8” Four Star Chef’s Knife measures just under 8.25” from tip to the back of the bolster where it meets the edge.
A shopper on Mar 3, 2018


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