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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 Short Chef's Knife has an elegant design, combining the best features of both Western and Japanese style blades.
The Misen Short 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 & German knives are too soft compared to the Misen Short Chef's Knife.
Scale illustrating how Japanese knives are too brittle & German knives are too soft compared to the Misen Short Chef's Knife.

Our Features

Legend of the top three Misen Short 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

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.

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.

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 Misen Short Chef's Knife gives even greater control, power, and safety for anyone with smaller hands.
The Misen Short Chef's Knife gives even greater control, power, and safety for anyone with smaller hands.

A Perfectly Sized Knife

Knives come in all sorts of sizes. We found that a slightly smaller blade, was a great alternative to the more traditional 8” blade that some people find too big. This “shorter” Chef’s Knife is comfortable in all hands and perfect for everyone.

Why Exactly 6.8 Inches?

We tested dozens of blade lengths to find the perfect “shorter” Chef’s Knife. All our testers — home chefs, restaurant pros, and even folks who rarely cook — agreed that 6.8 inches was the most comfortable to hold and cut with.

The Misen Short Chef's Knife has a smaller design for optimal efficiency and versatility.
The Misen Short Chef's Knife has a smaller design for optimal efficiency and versatility.

Benefits of a Shorter Chef’s Knife

More Control + Safety

Comfortable for All Hands

Better Balance

Benefits of a Shorter Chef’s Knife

More Control + Safety

Comfortable for All Hands

Better Balance

We Could Charge A Lot, But We’d Prefer Not To

We could easily charge $120 for a knife like some other companies based on the quality and design. But $70 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.

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.

Realign the microscopic steel teeth of your Misen Short Chef's Knife with regular honing.
Realign the microscopic steel teeth of your Misen Short Chef's Knife with regular honing.
The Misen Short 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.

This is the Holy Grail of Knives.

Kenji Lopez, Serious Eats

Kickstarter

$1.1 Million Raised
14,000 Backers

Kickstarter

$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

11/21/20

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

Fits perfectly in my hand, great balance and sharp blade. Who could ask for more?

Paul R.

Five star rating

11/16/20

Superb in every way...this will be the last knife that I ever need to buy! Thank you, Misen.

Michele H.

Five star rating

10/23/20

Good balance and great value; sharp out of the box and well made.

Scott K.

No Risk, All Reward.

We’re confident these are the best knives you’ll ever own for a price that’ll make you feel savvy. 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

$70

Retail Price

$56

Offer Price

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

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29 receive 20% off their first order ($14 in savings). *Terms apply

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 Knives Left!

Limited Time Offer
While Supplies Last

$70

Retail Price

$56

Offer Price - Save $14

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29 receive 20% off their first order ($14 in savings). *Terms apply

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 Knives Left!

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