Misono is amongst the most respected names in Japan knife making. It is considered to be the Rolls Royce of Japanese knives. The factory, based in Seki City, produces several ranges and the Molybdenum Vanadium Handmade Series is the range that offers the best value to performance. Using A High Carbon stainless steel toughened with Vanadium and rust-resistant with Molybdenum. Forging by hand, Misono has achieved a blade of extreme sharpness and one that is easy to sharpen with a Hardness of 59-60 HRC.
The Handmade Series is a fully forged single-layer construction, and as such the user MUST ensure the knife is maintained very regularly. If you allow the edge of this magnificent knife to go totally dull it can be harder to restore to full sharpness than a laminated or Damascus blade. However, being tempered slightly softer than most other JKC knives it is not difficult to keep razor-sharp.
The handles are laminated hardwood with Silicon injection for durability.
JKC offers 10 shapes that cover virtually any culinary requirementGYUTO (Gyu – cow & To – sword): This is the Japanese interpretation of a Western Chef’s knife. It is flat from the handle end for about 1/3rd of the edge and then curves to the tip. It is ideal for the Western style of roll cutting. Function – Multipurpose chef knife. For Slicing, Dicing, Mincing, Filleting and Chopping of meat, fish and vegetables. Normal length – 180mm to 300mm. Tip: With the edge flat for about 1/3rd of the blade – 210 mm or longer the knife-edge profile is the same as a 180mm Santoku from the handle to tip and the same as a 180mm Gyuto from the tip to handle – so essentially a 180mm Gyuto & 180mm Santoku in one knife. The 210mm is the most favoured size for most chefs.