Blade Length: 7.5 in. / 190 mm
Total Length: 13 in. / 330 mm
Steel: AICHI AUS-10 (Japan)
HRC: 58° +/- tolerance
Grind & Edge: 50/50 Symmetrical Grind at 15 Degrees per side
• Hand wash (never dishwasher) and dry immediately after use
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Perfect fit, feel and function. Love it.
I'm a Misen fan. I have their pans, utensils, entire knife set and holder. The quality of their products is very high. The feel and weight of their knives are excellent.
But, after a year of use, one of the knives broke about 7mm from the tip. I was cutting a boneless chicken breast into cubes on a cutting board, with very little pressure on the tip, and it snapped. I've been buying pro-quality knives for 30 years and take care of my cooking tools - this is the first time I've ever had a tip snap.
It's a brittle fracture probably due to a small crack that was present during manufacture.
Good sharp knives are often brittle, that's why they take an edge so well and why you never pry things open with a good knife, but this knife has never seen that kind of abuse so this failure is unexpected. A brittle fracture like this, with zero edge deformation, is rare even in knifes with brittle blades.
Again, I'm a fan of Misen, but just be aware that it appears they can be a bit more brittle than you may be expecting. They appear to be more like a Japanese-style knife vs. a German-style that is a bit more ductile and takes more effort to set a good edge when sharpening.
The perfect replacement for my damaged Santoku
I have never been so afraid of a blade before. This thing is RAZOR SHARP. Seems to lean a bit more on the Japanese hardness side of things than German which means they'll stay sharper for longer if you're not tossing them around. Well contoured grip points too. Very comfy but very scary if you were to accidently drop one. It'd go right through your foot and nail you to the floor.