Misono Knives. MISONO, located in Seki City Japan is famous for making high quality kitchen knives. We are offering their top of the line Misono UX 10 series knives for sale which feature their exclusive Sweden stainless steel which is rust free and maintains its edge longer than most traditional chef's knives. The steel has a rockwell hardness of HRC59 to 60. The bolster is made of Nickel Silver. Full Tang, staminawood is riveted by Nickel Silver. This combination produces an original, streamlined design that looks as good as it performs. RATED #1 BY PROFESSIONAL CHEFS! FOOD & WINE Magazine, July 2005, polled over 70 chefs from around the country and rated Misono #1!