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Knives & Knife Accessories

Where are your knives made?

Our knives are made with imported Japanese steel and manufactured just outside of Shanghai.

What kind of steel is used for your knives?

Our Chef's, Short Chef's, Paring, Santoku & Utility Knives are made with premium AUS-10 Steel. This is a high-carbon Japanese stainless steel that offers a great balance of edge retention and durability.

How do I sharpen my knives?

We recommend using Japanese water stones to sharpen your knives. They can have a bit of a learning curve, but in our experience, there is no better way to get a sharp knife without removing too much steel.

How often should I sharpen my knife?

That highly depends on how often your knives are used but, at a minimum, we suggest sharpening your knives 2 - 3 times a year. In addition, you should hone your knives after every 2 - 4 uses.

How should I clean my knives?

Always wash your Misen Knives by hand with soap and warm water then dry them immediately. Please do not put your knives in the dishwasher. The high temperature and moisture of the dishwasher can seriously damage both the steel and the handle.

How should I store my knives?

Magnetic strips, knife blocks, knife trays, and blade guards all have their advantages, and we’d suggest choosing the one that works best for you. Never store your knives unprotected in a drawer because other items in the drawer can damage the edge.

What sharpening tools do you offer?

We currently offer our very own Honing Rod which is the ideal option for keeping your Misen knives razor-sharp.

What sharpening stone is best for my knife?

The options for selecting what sharpening stone would best fit your needs can be a bit confusing but we are here to help!. 220 Grit is a solid and high-quality low-grit stone that’s perfect for repairing super-dull knives by setting a bevel and quick

Do you offer engraving services?

Yes, we offer engraving on select knives for an additional fee. Text is case-sensitive and adds up to 5 extra business days. Items may be shipped separately. All sales are final.

What wood are your Knife Storage options made up of?

Our Knife Storage Blocks and Magnetic Strips are offered in Ash and Walnut.

What knives fit in the Knife Storage Block?

Our Knife Storage Block fits up to five of our knives and a pair of Cutting Shears. The Short Chef's Knife can be safely stored either in the Chef's Knife slot or the Santoku Knife.

What type of cutting board should I use?

We strongly recommend using either wood or plastic for a cutting board as using harder materials such as bamboo, glass, or marble can dull and damage knives more quickly.