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Misen x George Motz - Hamburger America 8 inch Chef's Knife

Hamburger America Chef Knife

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
8,098 Reviews
Regular price
Regular price
$129
Color Red
Personalization Hamburger America

Description

Award-winning chef, cookbook author and filmmaker, George Motz, has been called the world’s “foremost authority on hamburgers.” (New York Times) He recently opened his dream burger joint, Hamburger America, which was awarded 2 stars by the NY Times. If you’re in NYC, you gotta go! It’s the best burger you’ve ever tasted. (Thank us later.)

George has been a longtime fan of Misen, so we teamed up to create the ultimate mashup – The Hamburger America Knife. Here are George’s notes on why he loves it:

  • "I bought Misen’s 8 inch Chef Knife years ago and have literally used it every day since."
  • "It’s the perfect weight – not too heavy, not too light – and just feels great in my hand."
  • "The “heel” sets it apart – most blades have a straight 90 degree edge (at the base, next to the handle), which can make them not only uncomfortable, but dangerous. This blade curves at the base, leaving lots of room for the fingers, and prevents me from cutting myself. This one little detail makes me pick it up more than any other knife."
  • "It’s easy to sharpen. The handle looks cool and feels great. It’s just the perfect knife for almost anything I need to do in the kitchen."
  • "Now it’s got my face on it. Ha!"

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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, natural and, again, safer grip.
  • 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: 58º +/- 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.

  • Lifetime Warranty Against Defects

    Lifetime Warranty Against Defects

"...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.

Misen x George Motz - Hamburger America 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.

Misen x George Motz - Hamburger America 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.

Misen x George Motz - Hamburger America 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.

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 8,098 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 7.3k Total 4 star reviews: 657 Total 3 star reviews: 113 Total 2 star reviews: 18 Total 1 star reviews: 0
8,098 reviews
  • Tina E.
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    Misen x George Motz - Hamburger America 8 inch Chef's Knife
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Great well balanced knife.

    The knife is gorgeous and feels very good in the hand. I had been wanting a new quality chef knife. Great purchase.

  • Brian D.
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    8 inch Chef's Knife
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Feels good

    Feels good in my hand.

  • DENISE P.
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    8 inch Chef's Knife
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts sharp, easy-to-use, good balance, sleek design, comfortable handle
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks 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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    8 inch Chef's Knife
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    8 inch Chef's Knife
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts good balance, well-priced
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month 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.

  • Julie K.
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    8 inch Chef's Knife
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    8 inch Chef's Knife
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts sharp, easy-to-use, good balance, sleek design, comfortable handle
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Perfect Knife

    Look no further it’s just what you need.

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