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8 inch Chef's Knife

Chef Knife

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
9,433 Reviews
Regular price
Regular price
$94
Color Blue
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Description

Pros will say that if you only own one knife, it should be an 8" chef's knife. We say if you own an 8" chef's knife, it should be this one. Once you see how it deftly minces the smallest clove of garlic as beautifully as it halves the toughest squash, we know you'll agree. So whether you're spatchcocking a chicken or chopping onions and carrots, say it with us: "Yes, chef!"

We've updated our classic Blue and Red colors with a more vibrant finish that will give any kitchen a pop of color with a timeless quality.

Why it's great

  • Japanese AUS-10 Steel: This type of steel has an ultra-high carbon content, which means it stays sharper and holds its edge longer than German steel. Translation?  Cutting is easier and safer. And you won’t need to sharpen it as often, so it requires less maintenance than other high end knives. 
  • Sloped bolster: Naturally guides your hand to a comfortable and natural grip. The curved angle of the “heel” of the blade makes it less dangerous too – your fingers are less likely to get cut. 
  • Hybrid blade shape: German knives have a rounded belly, Japanese knives are flat. Ours is the perfect mashup, so it works for any kind of cutting motion – chopping, rocking, drawing, or slicing!
  • Handle design + material: Wood cracks and breeds germs. Plastic is slippery and doesn’t last. Our handles are crafted from POM, a thermoplastic known for strength and comfort. And the shape is as ergonomic as it is cool looking. Win win. 
  • Rockwell Scale: This is a nerdy steel rating – the ideal range is 58-60. Any lower, and the knife will be soft and inefficient; any higher, the knife can be prone to chipping. Ours is 58. Just right.

Specs

Blade Length: 8 in. / 203 mm
Total Length: 13.5 in. / 343 mm
Weight: 0.5 lb / 230 g
HRC: 58 +/- tolerance
Grind & Edge: 50/50 Symmetrical Grind at 15 Degrees per side
Steel: AICHI AUS-10 (Japan)
Country of Production: PRC

Use, Care, and Warranty

• Hand wash (never dishwasher) and dry immediately after use
• Visit our Use & Care page for more care instructions

All Misen Knife products come with a lifetime warranty against defects. For all products, we will replace any defective knives. Learn more about our warranty policy here and what's covered.

  • 60-Day Test Drive

    60-Day Test Drive

  • Lifetime Warranty Against Defects

    Lifetime Warranty Against Defects

  • Free Returns

    Free Returns

“This is the holy grail of inexpensive chef’s knives…That’s right, $94 for a knife that can go head to head with my $180 Misono UX-10 or my $120 Wusthof and come out the other end barely breaking a sweat.” — J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

"...perfectly balanced...premium materials...beautifully designed"

"It's the best knife I've ever used—and it's affordable"

A Knife that Stays Sharper Longer?

Yes, Thanks to Science.

AUS-10 Steel isn’t used in many knives because it’s more expensive. But it has 2.5x more carbon than most other high-end knives. That’s why our knife is more durable and stays sharper longer.

The sloped bolster on the Misen Chef's knife provides more room for your fingers to form a proper "pinch grip".

Anyone Can Claim Their Knife Stays Sharp.

We Prove Ours with Testing.

8 inch Chef's Knife

The Sharpness Longevity Test

A great knife should stay sharp right? No one on our team wanted to volunteer their arms to chop for thousands of hours. So we get some machines to help out.

We’ll Spare You the Technical Jargon.

Here’s Why You’ll Love Cooking with This Knife.

The Misen Chef's Knife has a unique sloped bolster compared to traditional knives.

Your Hands Will Be Safer

We designed our knife to the contours and natural grip of the human hand. A comfortable knife isn’t just more fun to cut with, it’s safer.

8 inch Chef's Knife

You’ll Be Able to Tackle Any Recipe or Challenge

All knives can chop the basics like veggies. But thanks to our flexible, 15- degree blade, you can do everything from breaking down a whole chicken to fileting a fish.

8 inch Chef's Knife

It’s Easy to Care For

Knives that dull faster require constant maintenance, and who has time for that? You’ll enjoy not having to think about sharpening and honing with our knife.

Our Lawyers Warned Us Not To Say This,

But You Can Get the Same Quality As Wüsthof at Half The Price.

A comparison chart showing the differences between Misen Knives, Cheap Knives and Expensive Knives

We Get It, Trust Takes Time

Go ahead and Google “Misen Chef's Knife.” We’ve been around for more than seven years and have sold millions of pieces of knifeware. But we know that buying online can feel a little risky. So we make it easier and less stressful.

  • Lifetime Guarantee

    Lifetime Warranty Against Defects

    We stand behind all our knives and offer a lifetime warranty against defects for the life of the knife.

  • 60 Day Test Drive

    60 Day Test Drive

    Trust takes time. Especially over the internet. Try out this knife at home. If you don’t love it - send it back. Zero questions asked.

  • Free Returns

    Free Returns

    Hell, if we could pack it up and take it to UPS for you, we’d do that too.

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy This Knife

Our knife isn’t perfect for everyone. We don’t want anyone to be upset after purchasing our gear. So here are a few reasons to avoid this knife.

Seriously, there must be something worse about your knives compared to Wüsthof? How else can you charge half the price?

We’re also skeptical too of companies that promise the same quality as known brands at half the price. But if you don’t trust us, Google “AUS-10 Steel” and see for yourself. We spent more than over 4 years testing hundreds of knives to build the perfect one at the ideal price. Selling directly means we don’t have to pay big box stores to carry our products. By cutting them out, we can use the same materials and charge 30-50% less!

I’ve never heard of Misen before. Why should I trust you?

We don’t trust websites either. I mean, don’t all of them say their products are incredible? Even if you haven’t heard of us, we’re certainly not new. We’ve been making and selling knives for 10 years. We’re a small but passionate team of pro and home chefs based out of Brooklyn. We started Misen because we love cooking and want to share that joy with anyone and everyone who has to cook. We know good tools make a big difference, but more importantly, you shouldn’t have to pay a lot to get the good stuff. We may be kitchen gear nerds in our souls, but we’re customers who demand great value first and foremost. Give us a try. If you don’t like our knife, just send it back.

Do these knives require special care?

No! We’re pretty busy and designed a knife that actually requires very little care. Because it stays sharp for so long, you really don’t have to do much. Just avoid putting it in the dishwasher and you should be good to go. (But even if you do put it in the dishwasher by accident, don’t worry —- it won’t fall apart).

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It.

Home Cooks Everywhere Have Spoken.

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 9,433 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 8.5k Total 4 star reviews: 778 Total 3 star reviews: 121 Total 2 star reviews: 18 Total 1 star reviews: 18
9,433 reviews
  • DENISE P.
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    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts sharp, easy-to-use, good balance, sleek design, comfortable handle
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Warranty replacement was SO SIMPLE and the knife is as expecte, perfect!!

    I’ve sliced all of my favorite veggies and steaks, pork roast and roasted chicken. It’s my all-time favorite kitchen tool!!

  • Kenneth C.
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    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts good balance, well-priced
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Overall Very Happy

    Very sharp right out of the box. Nice weight and feel, good quality for a Chinese knife. It started getting stains and rust spots immediately, but not enough to make me return it. A nice knife for the price.

  • Paul M.
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    6.5 inch Chef Knife
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts sharp, good balance, easy-to-use, comfortable handle
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    6.5 inch chef knife

    easy to use, sharp, great customer service

  • James K.
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    6.5 inch Chef Knife
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Sharp - and stays that way

    Best knife ever. Just consigned a bunch of other ones to Goodwill.

    My new do everything kinfe.

  • LouAnne K.
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    6.5 inch Chef Knife
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    6.5 inch Chef Knife
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts comfortable handle, nice weight, premium materials, easy-to-use, sharp
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Great smaller chef knife

    This was exactly the knife I was looking for. Easier to handle than the 8". A go to knife for me in the kitchen.

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Misen Chef Knife: The Culinary Game Changer

When it comes to elevating your cooking experience, the choice of tools is paramount. The Misen Chef Knife stands as a testament to culinary excellence, meticulously designed to meet the demands of both professional chefs and home cooks. With its unparalleled precision, versatility, and durability, this chef knife ensures a seamless and enjoyable cooking process. From slicing delicate vegetables to chopping tough meats, the Misen Chef Knife handles it all with ease, becoming an indispensable ally in the kitchen. By choosing the Misen Chef Knife, you're not just selecting a tool; you're embracing a commitment to quality and excellence in your culinary creations.