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Exploring Kyoto's Kitchens
The beauty of sharpness
Born from a combination of German engineering and finest Japanese craftsmanship

ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS is both a manufacturer and distributor of premium products which are market leaders in quality, innovation and service. All products feature classic-modern designs with a timeless appearance and are made of the finest quality material

Graceful, precise and sophisticated are words best describing Japanese culture and they also perfectly describe the MIYABI series, one of ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS internationally-acclaimed brands. Superior knives are crafted in their directly-managed factory in Seki City in Gifu Prefecture, known as a capital of samurai sword making since the 14th century.

Their exquisite sharpness results from a combination of German engineering and finest Japanese craftsmanship. Prominent Japanese sword-making techniques achieve incredibly sharp blades and also possess an artistically beautiful appearance. The blade can easily cut any food item, from totally ripened tomato to fish with thick bones, smoothly and easily, without the need for any applied pressure.

Bob Kramer and one of his products, ''Meiji''

Not only are they beautiful and sharp, but the knives also fit the user's hand perfectly (they accept orders for custommade handles) and what is more, hardly require much care for daily use -There are so many reasons why MIYABI knives have become a favorite of a number of chefs and cooking lovers throughout the world.

In March 2018, the first ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS store was opened in the heart of Kyoto. ZWILLING Kyoto ''Made in Japan'' Store offers a wide variety of 120 products including, of course, the MIYABI series, and outstanding works by the prominent knife maker, Bob Kramer, whose knives are praised as the sharpest in the world. Come and visit the store and try your own hand to see how sharp and beautiful their knives truly are.

ZWILLING Kyoto ''Made in Japan'' Store: Open: 10:00-17:00.