Zwilling J.A. Henckels Miyabi Morimoto Red Flat Paring Knife : Designed in collaboration with chef Masaharu Morimoto, the world's most recognized Japanese chef and Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America," the Zwilling Morimoto Red Flat Paring Knife quickly and efficiently cleans, pares, peels and slices smaller fruits and vegetables. Zwilling special formula German steel delivers long-life durability and the exclusive Sigmaforge precision forging creates an exceptionally hard blade that resists stains, chips and rust. The Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness paring knife blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer. Honbazuke-style hand sharpening of the Zwilling paring knife to 9.5-12 degrees produces scalpel-sharp edges. Engineered with glass fiber enhanced plastic for added strength, the handle's red spacers create the specific and unique Miyabi signature. Triple-riveted, full tang parer handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control. In 1731 German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his "TWIN" trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers. Following the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan continues to ensure superior quality cutlery for professional and home gourmets worldwide. Product Features Design collaboration with chef Masaharu Morimoto, the world's most recognized Japanese chef and Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America" Japanese-German fusion with Asian-style thin blade Zwilling exclusive special formula German steel delivers long-life durability Precision forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard blade Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer Honbazuke-style hand sharpening on each side to 9.5-12 degrees for scalpel-sharp edge Handle's red spacers create the specific and unique Miyabi signature High-carbon stainless-steel blade protects against stains, chips and rust Triple-riveted, full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control POM handle designed with glass fiber enhanced plastic for added strength Hand wash 30-day warranty for manufacturing defects
I purchased this knife several weeks ago to replace several cheap paring knives that I've had for years. The reason that I'm having a love/hate relationship with this knife is that I cut my finger the first time I used it. Not on the edge of the blade, but the point of the blade which nicked my index finger. That's the hate part-and my own fault. The love part is that it's one of the best knives I've ever used. It's like using a straight razor with a needle on the tip of the blade-so you have to be extremely careful when using it. The weight, balance and sharpness of this knife are exceptional.