Great Knives Shouldn't Cost a Lot

Here's a lil slice of truth for you.

We know "investing" in your first good set of knives can be daunting. That's why we created Misen.

First off. Is a good set of knives really worth it?

We'll put it this way. Until you've had a great knife, it's impossible to describe how much better cooking with one will be.

Imagine trying to cut down a large tree with a spoon. And then someone gives you a chainsaw.

That's pretty much what it feels like to upgrade to a high-end set of knives. They're durable, sharper, stay sharp longer, and quite honestly, just more fun to cook with.

Okay, so what's with people arguing whether German or Japanese knives are better? Which should I get?

We say, "Why not both?" Generally speaking, German steel is highly durable but not as sharp. Japanese steel is crazy sharp, but notoriously brittle (meaning more maintenance for you).  That's why we cherrypicked the best qualities from each.

The result? An insanely sharp knife, requiring little care, that'll last a lifetime. 

What kind of materials should I look for in a good knife?

Knife nerds (including us) could talk for hours about this. But here's the basics: Lower-end knives are made of stainless steel or carbon. Carbon is strong, but can stain easily and give a metallic taste when cutting certain foods. Stainless steel won't discolor, but it's brittle, and not strong enough. 

Most high-end brands (both Japanese and German) use high carbon stain-free steel since it's an excellent combination of the two.

Does Misen use the good stuff?

Of course! In some cases, we use even better stuff. AUS-8 steel is high carbon (60% more carbon than other high-end knives), low chromium stainless steel that is known for toughness, strength, staying sharp, and resistance to corrosion.

Sounds expensive.

It's high-quality for sure, but at the end of the day, steel is steel. So no, not insanely expensive.

So then why are knives so expensive?

Mostly because the "old, traditional" companies have lots of suppliers and middlemen, which requires price markups that get passed on to you. On top of that, some of the "premium" brands charge you extra for the honor of buying something with their name on it.

We think that's insane. So we sell directly to you for a fair and honest price. See for yourself.

But I don't cook enough to really justify a professional set of knives.

Nonsense! There is an indescribable joy that comes from cutting with a great knife. It makes even the simplest cooking more fun, and it's something that'll last a lifetime. You deserve nice knives.

Are knives hard to care for?

Even the best knives will dull over time, so a little bit of care is needed. Depending on how much you cook, you'll need to sharpen your knife a couple of times a year.

But good news. Misen offers free knife sharpening for life.

Whenever your blade is feeling a little dull, send it back to us, and we'll get it back in tip-top shape for you.

What if I don't like my Misen Knives?

Let's try to stay positive here! But we get it. This is a big purchase. That's why we offer a free 60-day in-home test drive. If you don't love your knives, send it back.

Are big sets with all those knives really a good deal?

Big, bulky knife sets tend to sell you a lot of stuff you don't need and won't use. It's a waste of money. You only need three knives to tackle 99% of cutting tasks in the kitchen.

1. The 8" Chef's Knife:  It's your best friend in the kitchen and the everyday workhorse for slicing, chopping, dicing, mincing and every cut imaginable.

2. Paring Knife:  Think of it as your mini chef's knife. Perfect for tiny tasks like peeling produce or coring tomatoes.

3. Serrated Knife:  Most people call it the bread knife, and who are we to argue since we cut a lot of bread with ours. But it's useful for cutting harder produce like pineapples and squash.

Most companies won't sell you these three in a set. We think that's wrong. So we do. For a price that won't break the bank.

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Essentials Knife Set - $130

A chef’s knife, serrated, and paring knife are the only three knives you need in the kitchen. Get all three for less than cost of a single comparable chef’s knife.

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15% Off Your First Purchase

15% Off Your First Purchase

The only thing better than Misen cookware is 15% off your first purchase.

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Essentials Knife Set - $130

A chef’s knife, serrated, and paring knife are the only three knives you need in the kitchen. Get all three for less than cost of a single comparable chef’s knife.

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