High-performance knives made by Professional Craftsmen for Professional Chefs
Misono is the leading Japanese kitchen knife company in Seki-city (Gifu Prefecture); a Japanese sword-making capital with over 800 years of blade smithing history and traditions.
Just like the ancient Japanese sword smiths, who forged Tamahagane ("Jewel steel", made from iron-rich sand) by repeatedly heating it in their glowing forge and imparting all of their energy and soul in to the sword blade, Misono’s specially selected team of skilled craftsmen produce the finest knives by combining time-tested traditional techniques and the latest modern technologies.
Although Misono never allow visitors in to their workshop, we know the basic blade production processes they use are: forging, shaping, heat treatment, grinding, polishing and honing. Reliable sources have also told us that Misono uses a further seven or eight production processes — many of which are neither known nor used by other knife makers. We believe these special processes are the secret to why Misono’s knives are so popular with professional Chefs and why the durability, cutting efficiency and edge retention of Misono’s knives are superior to those produced by other brands.
Misono’s current excellent reputation and market position could not have been achieved without the company’s well-developed manufacturing processes, skilled craftsmanship and consistently high product standards. Despite the long history of the Misono company, their knives have not yet become 'trendy' or 'fashionable', however, the high quality of Misono products always impresses those who discover them.