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Misen Chef’s Knife


The Perfect Knife.
Unreal Price.

The Perfect Knife.
Unreal Price.

Why are Good Knives so Expensive?

Why are Good Knives so Expensive?

Most high-end cooking tools come with a serious price markup.

While working at Fresh Direct — immersed in a culture that loved cooking and food as a new chef — Misen founder Omar Rada quickly realized that good, quality kitchen tools truly made a difference in his food. When he tried to replace a high-quality $300 pan that a friend had lost, he was blown away by the price tags for quality kitchen tools.

After some research he realized that most high-end cooking tools come with a serious price markup, and shouldn’t actually cost as much as they do.

The Misen Chef's Knife has an elegant design, combining the best features of both Western and Japanese style blades.
The Misen Chef's Knife has an elegant design, combining the best features of both Western and Japanese style blades.
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My previous knife had been pretty mediocre, so a quality one was a revelation. It allowed me to be more versatile and creative in the kitchen. And it was so much fun to use.

Omar Rada, Founder & CEO

The Single Most Important Tool in Your Kitchen

The Single Most Important Tool in Your Kitchen

Invest in a great piece, not an astronomical price tag.

Virtually every chef agrees that a sharp, well-balanced Chef’s Knife is the essential workhorse for any kitchen.

Unlike a cheaper knife, a high-quality knife will stay sharper longer, allow you to cut through anything in the kitchen with ease, last a lifetime, and in general, make cooking easier and more fun.

Point is, it’s a piece worth investing in. The problem has been the astronomical price tag that comes with a great one. Until now.

The Importance of a Great Knife

See for yourself why Misen is first in its class.

What Makes a Great Knife?

A great knife should feel good in your hand, stay sharp, and hold up over time to the rigors of your kitchen. Simple, right? But behind these deceptively simple concepts are centuries of tradition, technology, design, and craft.

Quadratic graph illustrating how Misen knives are less fragile than Japanese knives and stay sharp longer than German knives.
Quadratic graph illustrating how Misen knives are less fragile than Japanese knives and stay sharp longer than German knives.

Stays Sharp & Durable

The knife world is split into two major players: German steel, known for its toughness and durability; and Japanese steel, known for its razor-sharp edge. Rather than pick a side, we opted to cherry pick the best qualities from each to create the ultimate hybrid.

The end result? A knife that stays incredibly sharp, but will also remain durable over the long haul.

Steel & Carbon Balance

Choosing the right steel is a delicate balancing act: too much hardness creates a brittle knife, while too little means a blade will dull fast.

With 2x the carbon content of steel used by some competitors, the AUS-10 steel in our Chef’s Knife is the perfect sweet spot that’ll keep your knife strong and sharp over time.

Scale illustrating how Japanese knives are too brittle and German knives are too soft compared to the Misen Chef's Knife.
Scale illustrating how Japanese knives are too brittle and German knives are too soft compared to the Misen Chef's Knife.

Our Features

Legend of the top three Misen Chef's Knife features.

Unique Sloped Bolster

Our unique sloped bolster pulls double duty: the sloped shape encourages a proper “pinch grip” for comfort and control, while the bolster’s placement creates better access to the full length of the blade.

Premium AUS-10 Steel

The Chef’s Knife is made with AICHI AUS-10 steel, which offers an even better balance between lasting sharpness and durability with 2X the carbon content of some other “premium” knives.

15° Blade Angle

While most Western-style knives have edge angles of 25 degrees, we use more acute 15 degree angles for a noticeably sharper cutting face.

The sloped bolster on the Misen Chef's knife provides more room for your fingers to form a proper
First feature of the Misen Chef's Knife

Unique Sloped Bolster

Our unique sloped bolster pulls double duty: the sloped shape encourages a proper “pinch grip” for comfort and control, while the bolster’s placement creates better access to the full length of the blade.

The Misen Chef's Knife is made with premium AICHI AUS-10 steel.
Second feature of the Misen Chef's Knife

Premium AUS-10 Steel

The Chef’s Knife is made with AICHI AUS-10 steel, which offers an even better balance between lasting sharpness and durability with 2X the carbon content of some other “premium” knives.

The Misen's Chef Knife's is cut at an acute 15 degree edge angle.
Third feature of the Misen Chef's Knife

15° Blade Angle

While most Western-style knives have edge angles of 25 degrees, we use more acute 15 degree angles for a noticeably sharper cutting face.

Patent drawing of the Misen Chef's Knife.
Patent drawing of the Misen Chef's Knife.

Handcrafted Down to the Smallest Detail

Handcrafted Down to the Smallest Detail

We spent four years developing this knife because every little detail matters. And partly because we’re a bit insane.

At every step along the way, our knife was hand-tested and refined by professional chefs, avid home cooks, product designers, and people who’ve never even held a knife before. We painstakingly went through 37 different prototypes until we knew we had the perfect knife.

The final result? A knife that’s a pleasure to hold, easy to maneuver, sharp enough to plow through even the toughest foods, and a blade that stays sharper longer.

We Could Charge a Lot, But We'd Prefer Not To

We Could Charge a Lot, But We'd Prefer Not To

We could easily charge $150 for a knife like some other companies based on the quality and design. But $65 is fair.

By partnering closely with our factories and selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer incredible cookware at wholesale pricing. Better materials, lower price. It’s a simple maxim that we take seriously at Misen.

Bar graph illustrating how much cheaper Misen is compared to premium competitors. From the left: Wusthof $149, Shun $149, Global $125, Misen $65
Realign the microscopic steel teeth of your Misen Chef's Knife with regular honing.

Aren't High-End Knives Hard to Care For?

Aren't High-End Knives Hard to Care For?

Some are, but not Misen’s. Our hybrid design and premium AUS-10 Japanese steel is known for its durability and ability to hold a sharp edge. That means less maintenance for you.

The Misen Chef's Knife can be used in a variety of ways, including chopping scallions.

Don't Take Our Word For It

Serious Eats
Serious Eats

This is the Holy Grail of Knives.

J. Kenji López-Alt, Serious Eats

Kickstarter

$1.1 Million Raised

14,000 Backers

Kickstarter

$1.1 Million Raised

14,000 Backers

$1.1 Million Raised

14,000 Backers

4.8 out of 5 Stars

Average Customer Rating

4.8 out of 5 Stars

Average Customer Rating

Five star rating

3/20/20

Love the feel, balance and sharpness! I will be buying more Misen knives in the future.

Chris G.

Five star rating

3/20/20

Amazing quality and superb customer service. Can’t recommend Misen enough.

Blake S.

Five star rating

3/20/20

I’m loving it. Especially on meat, easy to slice. Be very careful cuz its really sharp!

Melody C.

No Risk, All Reward.

We’re confident this is the best knife you’ll ever own for a price that’ll make you feel savvy as hell. But we understand you may be skeptical. So give it a try. Worry-free.

Lifetime Guarantee

If anything ever happens to your knife, we’ll replace it for the rest of your life.

60-Day Test Drive

Try it out. Cut everything you can. If you’re still not happy, just send it back.

Limited Time Offer While Supplies Last

$75

Retail price

$59

Offer price

$65

Retail price

$52

Offer price

Shop now with your special discount for the Misen Chef's Knife!

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29 receive 20% off ($13 in savings)

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 Knives Left!

Limited Time Offer While Supplies Last

$65

Retail price

$52

Offer price - Save $13

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29 receive 20% off ($13 in savings)

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 Knives Left!

Shop now with your special discount for the Misen Chef's Knife!