The Misono Swedish Steel series features steel from Sandvic Sweeden
which is high carbon steel that takes a steep edge and is easy to re-sharpen.
The large knives also come with an attractive engraving that make these knives unique. On the smaller knives up to 210mm the knives come with a flower engraving and on the larger knives over 210mm the knives come with a flower engraving on the blade. The large knives (240mm and above) have a dragon engraving. Please note that these are carbon steel blades and they will oxidize over time. This is normal for this type of steel. They will also rust if left wet so dry them after each use. Some users apply a bit of oil to the knife after drying to keep the knife from rusting.
This is an awesome carbon steel knife! It came very sharp and the engraving is cool! It also has held its edge well. With use its gained a beautiful patina that lets everyone know this knife is a REAL chef’s knife!
Great bargain! Fit and finish is excellent.
Factory edge on this knife is solid,but after a quick run on 1200 and 5000 grit stones,it killed. It stays sharp through a long shift in a busy restaurant and only needs a few passes on a stone every other day or so.
A coworker of mine had the santoku version of this line and it is also stellar. I just prefer the gyuto style.