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Misen Essentials Knife Set


The Perfect Knife Set.
An Unreal Price.

The Perfect Cookware Set.
An Unreal Price.

Large Knife Sets
Are a Scam

Large Knife Sets Are a Scam

Having a good knife will not only make your life easier in the kitchen, but will also make cooking more fun.

Trouble is, when you start shopping for good knives you quickly find huge sets containing ten, fifteen, or even twenty knives — when 99% of us will never use more than a few.

So we asked: why do these big sets exist?

The answer: to get you to spend more money on inferior knives. You may get more, but the reality is you don’t NEED more knives. You just need better ones.

The Misen Essentials Knife Set has all the cutlery you need to start cooking better.
The Misen Essentials Knife Set has all the cutlery you need to start cooking better.

Our Essentials Knife Set is a reflection of our belief that everyone should have access to premium kitchen tools at honest prices. Only the knives you need, for a fraction of the cost.

The Three Knives
Every Chef Uses

The Three Knives Every Chef Uses

If you ask any professional chef what knives are the most important, they’ll all say the same three.

That’s because they know that with only three essential knives, you can literally cook any meal in the kitchen.

Misen’s Essential Knives

The Misen Essentials Knife Set has three pieces and includes a Chef's Knife, a Serrated Knife and a Paring Knife.

Serrated Knife

A.K.A. The Bread Knife. Cuts through delicate bread and produce, and can saw through tougher foods.

Chef’s Knife

Your go-to everyday knife.
Perfect for chopping, dicing, and slicing anything you put in front of it.

Paring Knife

Your “air” knife for prep work done away from your cutting board. Perfect for peeling and coring fruits and vegetables.

The Misen Serrated Knife features wider, deeper pointed serrations that make the blade more efficient.

Serrated Knife

A.K.A. The Bread Knife. Cuts through delicate bread and produce, and can saw through tougher foods.

The Misen Chef's Knife features a thick spine and a hybrid German/Japanese belly.

Chef’s Knife

Your go-to everyday knife.
Perfect for chopping, dicing, and slicing anything you put in front of it.

The Misen Paring Knife can be used for delicate tasks that need to be cut to precision.

Paring Knife

Your “air” knife for prep work done away from your cutting board. Perfect for peeling and coring fruits and vegetables.

We carefully curated the Misen Essentials Knife Set to ensure that you have every knife you need, at an affordable price.
We carefully curated the Misen Essentials Knife Set to ensure that you have every knife you need, at an affordable price.

Save Money When You
Buy all Three

$155 $130

Purchased Individually $155 — $25 Savings

Purchased Individually $155 — $25 Savings

By focusing on quality materials and modern craftsmanship while cutting out traditional middlemen, we can offer this trio of premium knives for 60% less than some more expensive brands.

What Makes the Misen Knives Great?

What Makes a Great Knife?

A great knife should feel good in your hand, stay sharp, and hold up over time to the rigors of your kitchen. Simple, right? But behind these deceptively simple concepts are centuries of tradition, technology, design, and craft.

A great knife should feel good in your hand, stay sharp, and hold up over time to the rigors of your kitchen. Simple, right? But behind these deceptively simple concepts are centuries of tradition, technology, design, and craft.

Quadratic graph illustrating how Misen knives are less fragile than Japanese knives and stay sharp longer than German knives.
Quadratic graph illustrating how Misen knives are less fragile than Japanese knives and stay sharp longer than German knives.

Stays Sharp & Durable

The knife world is split into two major players: German steel, known for its toughness and durability; and Japanese steel, known for its razor-sharp edge. Rather than pick a side, we opted to cherry pick the best qualities from each to create the ultimate hybrid.

The end result? A knife that stays incredibly sharp, but will also remain durable over the long haul.

Scale illustrating how Japanese knives are too brittle and German knives are too soft compared to the Misen knives.

Steel & Carbon Balance

Choosing the right steel is a delicate balancing act: too much hardness creates a brittle knife, while too little means a blade will dull fast.

With 2x the carbon content of steel used by some competitors, the AUS-10 steel in our Chef’s Knife is the perfect sweet spot that’ll keep your knife strong and sharp over time.

Scale illustrating how Japanese knives are too brittle and German knives are too soft compared to the Misen knives.

Our Features

Top three features of the Misen Essentials Knife Set.

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.

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.

15° Blade Angle

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

Every Misen knife has a sloped bolster than provides more room for your fingers to form a proper

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.

The Misen Essentials Knife Set is made with premium AICHI AUS-10 steel.

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.

The Misen's Essentials Knife Set is cut at an acute 15 degree edge angle.

15° Blade Angle

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

We spent four years developing the Misen Chef's Knife and went through 37 different prototypes to find the perfect design.
We spent four years developing the Misen Chef's Knife and went through 37 different prototypes to find the perfect design.

Smart Design, Better Knives

We spent four years developing our knives, because every little detail matters. And partly because we’re a bit insane.

At every step along the way, our knives were hand-tested and refined by professional chefs, avid home cooks, product designers, and people who’ve never even held a knife before. We painstakingly went through multiple prototype rounds until we knew we had the perfect knives.

The final result? Knives that are a pleasure to hold, easy to maneuver, sharp enough to plow through even the toughest foods, and blades that stay sharper longer.

We Could Charge A Lot, But We’d Prefer Not To

We could easily charge $150 for a knife like some other companies based on the quality and design. But $75 is fair.

By partnering closely with our factories and selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer incredible cookware at wholesale pricing. Better materials, lower price. It’s a simple maxim that we take seriously at Misen.

We could easily charge $300 for this knife set. But $130 is fair. Most “premium” knife companies jack up the price simply because they can. We hate that.

By partnering closely with our factories and selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer an incredible knife set at wholesale pricing. Better materials, lower price. It’s a simple maxim that we take seriously at Misen.

Bar graph illustrating how Misen is cheaper than others. From the left: Shun $357, Wusthof $297, Global $255, Misen $130.
Bar graph illustrating how Misen is cheaper than others. From the left: Shun $357, Wusthof $297, Global $255, Misen $130.
Realign the microscopic steel teeth of your Misen Essentials Knife Set with regular honing.
Realign the microscopic steel teeth of your Misen Essentials Knife Set with regular honing.

Aren’t High-End Knives Hard to Care For?

Some are, but not Misen’s. Our hybrid design and premium AUS-10 Japanese steel is known for its durability and ability to hold a sharp edge. That means less maintenance for you.

The Misen Chef's Knife can be used in a variety of ways, including chopping scallions.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

Serious Eats

This is the Holy Grail of Knives.

Kenji Lopez, Serious Eats

Kickstarter

$1.1 Million Raised
14,000 Backers

4.8 out of 5 Stars

Average Customer Rating

4.8 out of 5 Stars

Average Customer Rating

Five star rating

11/29/20

11/29/20

These knives are both extraordinarily comfortable and, it goes without saying, real sharp.

These knives are both extraordinarily comfortable and, it goes without saying, real sharp.

Christopher P.

Christopher P.

Five star rating

11/15/20

11/15/20

Love these knives! ... Such a huge improvement to my kitchen.

Love these knives! ... Such a huge improvement to my kitchen.

Andrew G.

Andrew G.

Five star rating

11/4/20

11/04/20

So happy with my new knives...Great quality for half the price of other knives I was researching.

So happy with my new knives...Great quality for half the price of other knives I was researching.

Rashida D.

No Risk, All Reward.

We’re confident these are the best knives you’ll ever own for a price that’ll make you feel savvy. But we understand you may be skeptical. So give it a try. Worry-free.

Lifetime Guarantee

If anything ever happens to your knife, we’ll replace it for the rest of your life.

If anything ever happens to your knife, we’ll replace it for the rest of your life.

60-Day Test Drive

Try it out. Cut everything you can. If you’re still not happy, just send it back.

Try it out. Cut everything you can. If you’re still not happy, just send it back.

Limited Time Offer While Supplies Last

$75

Retail price

$59

Offer price

$130

Retail Price

$104

Offer Price

Shop now with your special discount for the Misen Essentials Knife Set!

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29, 2020 will receive 20% off ($26 in savings)

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 Sets Left!

Limited Time Offer
While Supplies Last

$130

Retail Price

$104

Offer Price - Save $26

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29, 2020 will receive 20% off

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 Sets Left!

Shop now with your special discount for the Misen Essentials Knife Set!