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Short Chef’s Knife

A slightly smaller version of the classic chef's knife which gives even greater control, power, and safety for anyone with smaller hands or new to a professional knife.

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"incredible quality and design, high end materials, perfect balance, and a razor sharp edge"

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

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

Over $1 Million raised on Kickstarter (Thank You Backers!!!)

An Unbelievable Knife, at an Honest Price.

The Misen Chef’s Knife raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter and has won over cooks of all stripes — from kitchen professionals to passionate home cooks.

Why? We combine innovative design, premium materials, and honest, direct-to-consumer pricing in one ultra-sharp package. If you only buy one great knife in your lifetime, this should be it.

Features

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.

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.

15° BLADE ANGLES

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

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.

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.

15° BLADE ANGLES

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

96% of People Keep Their Misen Knife

But just in case...

60-Day Home Trial

Cut everything you can find. Don’t think it’s the best knife you’ve owned? Simply return it at any point.

Lifetime Guarantee

Forever knife means forever. We’ll replace your knife free of charge if anything ever happens to it. No questions asked.

Free Returns

Need to send your knife back because something is wrong? We’ll cover the costs to make it right.


Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy

How long will this knife stay sharp?

It really depends on how often you use the knife, and what items you’re cutting. When tested in the rigors of a professional kitchen, the Misen knife outperformed brands that cost 30-50% more.

However, no knife — including Misen’s — will stay sharp forever. Which is why all our knives come with free sharpening for life. When the blade starts to dull, we’ll have our expert sharpeners bring it back to its original glory for you, free of charge.

Does this knife require special care?

Misen high-end knives are extremely easy to care for. Avoid the dishwasher, wash and dry after use, and you’ll never have an issue with your knife.

What are your blades made from?

We craft our Chef’s Knife with premium Japanese AUS-10 high-carbon stainless steel for two main reasons.

First, it’s a steel that offers an excellent balance between toughness, durability, and razor sharpness.

Second, it has 2x the carbon content of some other “premium” brands, which helps the edge stay noticeably sharper for a longer time.

How can your knife be as good as other high-end knives if it costs so much less?

Most knives cost so much because of traditional retail markups and other fees. You’d be shocked to know how little many well-known “premium” knives actually cost to make.

By partnering closely with our factories and selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer an incredible knife at wholesale pricing with absolutely zero markups. Better materials, lower price.

Does it make sense to buy one knife, and not a set?

The single most important tool in your kitchen is the chef’s knife — it’s the workhorse you reach for most often.

Investing in one great knife now will change your cooking for life.

We actually designed our chef’s knife to replace entire knife sets; with a 15º blade angle and hybrid Japanese/German design, this knife can do 99% of your kitchen cutting.

But if you’re interested in a set, we offer 3- and 5-piece sets including our other knives — including Paring, Serrated, Santoku, and Utility — in addition to the Chef’s Knife.

How does your lifetime warranty and trial work?

We’re 100% confident you’ll love your Misen knife. Confident enough to give you a 60-day in-home trial. If for any reason you're not satisfied, just send it back for a full refund.

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Reviewed by Chris T., from United States
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I recommend this product
Product Standouts
  • sharp
  • good balance
  • well-priced
  • nice weight
Rated 4 out of 5
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Short chef’s knife

Razor sharp and staying that way. Easy to handle and comfortable.

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Reviewed by Thomas T., from Canada
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great chef’s knife

This is my favourite knife. Versatile and very sharp. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed by RJ H., from United States
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Product Standouts
  • sharp
  • easy-to-use
  • good balance
  • comfortable handle
  • well-priced
Rated 5 out of 5
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Short Chefs knife.

My wife LOVES the short Chefs knife. She has smaller hands and is short. She says she feels safer with the shorter length. LOL Awesome blade. She says that the Utility knife is her new favorite on a second note...

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Reviewed by Stacy Y., from United States
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I recommend this product
Product Standouts
  • sharp
  • easy-to-use
  • comfortable handle
  • good balance
Rated 5 out of 5
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My new favorite knife

Sharp blade cuts well. Size is perfect for most jobs. Comfortable handle...

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Reviewed by Scott K., from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great Value

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

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Specifications

Blade Length

6.8” / 172 mm

Total Length

12.3” / 312 mm

Weight

205g

HRC

58º +/- tolerance

Grind & Edge

50/50 Symmetrical Grind at 15 Degrees per side

Steel

AICHI AUS-10 (Japan)

Use & Care

Hand wash (never dishwasher) and dry immediately after use

Country of Production

PRC