You could throw out your microwave, spatulas and half of the other cooking tools in your kitchen and still make a decent meal as long as you have a good chef’s knife. One high-quality knife that’s properly designed and built to last will become way more important to you when you’re cooking than an entire knife block of specialty knives ever could be… but it also used to be very expensive to acquire one of those knives. Until Misen. The Misen knife blends traditional German and Japanese knife characteristics to make the perfect chef’s knife. It’s made of Japanese AUS-8 high carbon stainless that is so hard it allowed them to create a 15 degree blade angle. Whether you’re left or right handed, or cutting with a rock, slice or chop, this affordable knife from Misen is as good as something that costs at least three times as much.