Misono’s best-selling UX10 Series of knives have been praised in several famous publications, including the L.A. Times.
Using a high purity special stainless steel produced by a Swedish steel company, Misono has combined time-tested tradition techniques with new technological advances to create their ultimate line of stainless steel Chef's knives. The UX10 Series have exceptionally rust-resistant blades yet, just like high carbon steel knives, they offer extremely sharp edges and are easy to re-sharpen (HRc. 59-60). Perfect balance and grip is provided by using full tang construction, water-resistant black pakkawood (Resin impregnated wood composite) handle scales and a nickel silver bolster, which adds a stylish accent.
This rare, upgraded versions of the Misono UX10 Series knife features unique oval dimples ground in to the blade. The oval dimples help to prevent food from sticking to the blade during cutting and also reduce friction, creating a smooth and effortless cutting experience.
Misono craftsmen make extra hand sharpening steps by whetstone for all of UX10 with Dimples Series knives. You can experience extreme sharpness and high cutting performance straight from the box!
The tall blade and rounded nose / tip of the Santoku make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables; Hence it’s name, which literally means “Three-purpose”. The Santoku is often recommended as a multi-purpose kitchen knife.
Knife Model: Misono UX10 with Dimples Series Santoku
Blade Material: Sweden Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 59 to 60
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Nickel Silver Bolster
Saya Included: No.
Santoku 180mm (7")
Cutting edge length: 185mm (7.2")
Total Length: 310mm (12.2")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 47mm (1.8")
Handle Length: 127mm (5.0")
Total Weight: 168g (5.9oz)
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and its sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long times.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
Knife is very good and meets all my needs. Also the service provided from the store is excellent.
The knife is beautiful and very well balanced, and the grip is fantastic. At that price level, there is no space for sharp front edges of bolsters, it has to be smother finish.