Misen Chef’s Knife
A great chef’s knife is hard to come by, at least without dropping an odd hundred bones. Misen aims to lower the price on premium kitchen tools starting with their Chef’s Knife. Combining a well-shaped thermoplastic handle with Japanese AUS-8 high carbon steel, the knife both feels good in one’s hand and retains its edge, actually measuring in at higher on the Rockwell hardness scale than mainstream premium knives. A symmetrical 15 degree blade angle results in a sharper cutting face that’s suitable for both right and left handers, and a hybrid blade geometry that sits somewhere between rounded Western-style knives and flatter Japanese ones supports your preferred cutting techniques, whether they involve rocking, slicing, or chopping. And if it ever goes dull, they’ll sharpen it — free of charge — for the lifetime of the blade.