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Here’s Why This Knife Raised $1 Million On Kickstarter

Every good chef needs a high-caliber knife, but the best knives out there tend to come with hefty price tags. A Google search revealed some costing upwards of $3,000. Unless it also doubles as a car, I could never afford to pay four months worth of rent for a knife.

Misen understands this.

The small company started a Kickstarter campaign for their flagship knife in early October, with a goal of $25,000 by Oct. 22. As of now, with nearly 40 hours of campaigning left, exactly $913,001 have been raised to fund the kitchen enhancing venture.

This knife is as sharp as a tack. Or as sharp as a knife I guess.

The knife boasts a higher percentage of carbon in the blade than many of its competitors in the same class, along with a higher rating on the Rockwell hardness rating, a hardness scale based on indentation hardness of a metarial.

On top of the particularly high quality of the knife, the price is set at a reasonable $65, as compared to its premium knife counterparts, averaging around $140 per blade. Furthermore, Misen promises to sharpen your knife for free for a lifetime, although it’s fairly safe to assume shipping charges will not be included.

I’m thinking of starting a Kickstarter campaign for a high end spork. Any takers?

Image Source: Misen Kickstarter

By Sean Fahmy

Sean's favorite foods are hot wings, cheeseburgers, seafood and gummy candy. He will likely die from both diabetes and obesity, or "diabesity." He's cool with that.

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