Misono UX10 Gyutou / Chef Knife (9.5" / 240mm - Misono 713)
Misono is one of the most well-established knife producers of Western-style Japanese knives. Its home is in Seki, a city with a 750-year history in knife crafting. Misono knives unite traditional craftsmanship with modern technology and are well designed for high-level professional use. Chefs around the world appreciate Misono knives for their quality, design, and sharpness.
This knife is slightly larger than the 8.25" equivalent. It is still one of the top-selling chef's knife for professional chefs and serious home cooks. It is an outstanding knife. World-class construction quality, size, shape, handle comfort and shape (it's somewhat larger than traditional similar knives, which works perfectly for this length blade and makes it very well balanced and comfortable to hold compared to longer knives which have small handles). The edge is superb, with a precise and finely honed and polished edge, it is both sharp and strong - an ideal combination for a chef's knife.
This is Misono chef's knife shape, for everyday all-around use. Preferred by many serious home and professional cooks. Good heft for serious cutting, but still easy to handle. Top-quality blade and construction in a classic shape -- like a good old German or French professional knife, only better. Super choice for people who want a single all-purpose knife. In beautiful silver and blue gift box.
The angles are about 10-12 degrees right, 20 degrees left. This results in superior cutting and slicing action, but please note that this means that these knives are meant for RIGHT-HAND USE ONLY.
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Posted by Melissa on 22nd Nov 2011
I bought this as our first serious Chef knife at home. Had previously owned a set of Farberware (in wooden knife block) we had been given given as an x-mas gift a few years ago.
What a difference!
I'd been told by the guys at Slice and Sear that these were excellent japanese knives, but I think that was kinda an understatement.
My b/f and I are now looking at acquiring the whole set of Misono's.
Awesome knife. Holds an edge for a very long time, and requires very little work to get the edge back when honing or sharpening.
One thing; use a wet stone! ;)