The best gifts are both beautiful and useful, special and a staple. Few things fit that description more than a good chef’s knife — a kitchen essential for anyone who cooks even a bit. Right now on Amazon, DTC darling Misen’s chef’s knife is marked down more than 30 percent (and if you prefer to buy straight from the source, it’s marked down 20 percent on their own site). But the appeal isn’t only in the discount. Strategist editor Maxine Builder tested Misen’s knives years ago and loved them, saying that they felt nice and balanced in her hands and that edges stayed super sharp for months. And, for what it’s worth, more than 8,000 five-star reviews on the company’s website seem to agree. So whether you’re investing in your own slicing, carving, chopping, and dicing this cooking-heavy holiday season or looking to up the game of someone whose knives have seen better days, we think a markdown to $50 from $75 is a pretty good reason to take the plunge on this beloved knife.
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