About the shape - Santoku means 'Three Virtues' or 'To solve Three Problems'. The three virtues are meat, fish and vegetables, or slicing, dicing and mincing depending on your interpretation. This means that the Santoku is an all-around knife, suitable for the amateur home cook and the professional chef alike. The heigh means good clearance for big hands, while the relatively short blade can be wielded by anyone.
About Miyabi Hibana - Miyabi knives stand out as works of art in the manufactured knife world. Zwilling of Germany, realizing that high performance Japanese steel was taking over the knife world, did the practical thing and bought themselves two Japanese knife factories in Seki City Japan, a mecca for knife producers. Because of this unique blend they offer a look and feel that bridges both cultures that is rare among knife makers.
The Hibana (spark, in Japanese) line is named for the sparks that fly off of the steel when knives are forged. The 49-layer damascus pattern has been hammered to represent the image of the spark in its layers. This might be their most beautiful blade yet!
The simple acrylic handle offers a durable and sanitary option for both the home cook and professional chef.