About Misono 440 CleaverThe Misono 440 Chinese Cleaver is created from one of Misono's most popular lines. It is constructed out of molybdenum steel and a water resistant wooden handle. The amount of chromium is increased from 13% to 16% for the 440 line in order to achieve longer-lasting edge retention than the Misono Molybdenum line. Chinese cleavers are excellent all-purpose kitchen knives, ideal for slicing boneless meats and vegetables, crushing spices, and moving ingredients from the cutting board to the pan. The curve of the water-resistant wood handle is designed to fit comfortably in the user's hand, making it popular among those who prefer thinner handles. Misono's famously thin and sharp knives are hand finished and inspected to ensure the highest quality product.About Misono
Misono was established in 1935, and the company has been kept a small, exclusively family-owned business for decades. The company began as a kitchen tool blade maker for vegetable peelers.Today Misono is Japan’s oldest Western style knife maker, with only fifty workers producing 150,000 knives a year. While many larger companies send knives to other manufacturers to have specialists make different parts of a knife, Misono produces 100% of their knives in house with extreme attention to detail for quality assurance. Misono’s production process is very similar to that of traditional Japanese style knives, as they are largely made by hand. Misono ensures a long lasting edge retention for professional use by using hard steel and hand finished sharpening. To guarantee that all Misono knives are of the highest quality, knives do not leave the company without passing several levels of inspections.