Japanese Chef Knives – Review of the Misono UX10 Gyuto

Some of us will know that Misono produces some of the finest (affordable) Japanese knives in the market. This company from Kyoto, produces Santoku knives, carbon steel knives, the 440 collection… Name the produce and Misono will have a knife to fillet fish, slice sushi, debone chicken, cut beef.

However, with time it is the Misono UX10 Gyuto 8.2″ has solidified itself without doubt as one the best Japanese knives within the Misono collection. Consumer opinions clearly testify this as If you read any Misono UX10 review from other real users they are all pleased with the performance and quality of this Japanese chef knife. Thus in the following paragraphs we will take you through the pros and cons of this chef knife as we take you through a detailed review of the Misono UX10 Gyuto.

Some Reasons why The Misono UX10 are perfect Japanese Kitchen Knives

Why are people so satisfied with this particular product? and what makes the Misono UX10 kitchen knife so special?

After testing these kitchen knives the first aspect that strikes people is the versatility that the Misono UX10 offers as a chefs knife. Finding quality Japanese knives that excel in various tasks can be challenging, however, the Misono UX10 Gyuto can be used for cutting fish, vegetables and meat, making it perfect for preparing Western cuisine.

Secondly, this knife is born out of a perfect mixture between the best of two culinary worlds. On one hand it offers the characteristic sharpness of Japanese knives whilst on the other the versatility and long lasting edge retention of Western forged chef knives. Finally, the balance and overall confort of the knife is important to mention. A distinguishing feature of the UX10 knife set / series is the riveted nickel silver bolster, which enhances construction durability as well as balances the weight of the blade and handle.

Quality Chefs Japanese Knives also have their Downsides 

This product really does not have many downsides, but just to be picky what we can say is that although this knife excels in most of the cutting tasks, it cannot be be compared to Japanese kitchen knives which are especially forged to cut specific produce. For example, even though the Misono UX10 slices fish perfectly, it cannot be compared to the preciseness of Sashimi / sushi knives. Thus if you are looking for quality knives designed to be used for a specific task, you might be better off investing in a knife such as the Shun Pro Yanagiba Knife 9-1/2″ or the Yoshihiro Shiroko Kasumi Yanagi Shitan 10.5″. Another concern might be the price as the Shun DM0706 Classic 8″ although not as refined as the UX10 is also a great choice if money is an issue.

Final Thoughts on the Misono UX10 Japanese Knives

So what can we say about this branch of the Misono Japanese knives? The way we see it the Misono UX10 Gyuto 8.2″ is a perfect knife for any cook who enjoys various cuisine styles. The perfect combination of high edge retention and sharpness makes this knife low maintenance as well as an extraordinary kitchen tool. It is for this reason why we believe that the  Misono UX10 is amongst the favorites.


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