Misen Perfects the Affordable, Quality Chef’s Knife

The most important tool in your kitchen begs for upgrading

We all know what a nice knife worth its money feels like—that surprise when the blade actually slips swiftly through a tomato or onion. But for those who can only feel that effortless sensation when occupying a friend’s kitchen, there’s hope yet. Enter Misen, a new company that wants you to bury your cheaply-made knife set once and for all, and replace it with just …

Tiktaalik’s Field Knife Set

Super-compact, chef-quality camping tools meant for travel and home

Portland, Oregon-based Tiktaalik, founded by Swedish industrial designer Carl Jonsson, is focusing on creating quality tools for enjoying adventures to their fullest, and their first product—a Field Knife Set—aims to address the lack of high-quality knives designed specifically for outdoor cooking, camping and the like. Made from a very hard Swedish Sandvik steel, the set of three Field Knives is interestingly designed without a grip, …

Everyman Porter Key Knife

A sleek, unobtrusive blade plus bottle-opener that weighs under an ounce

While we appreciate a good crafted knife here at CH, those beauties are often reserved for wilderness adventures—and stay tucked in their leather sheaths most weeks. But even for desk-locked souls, a blade is necessary for routine tasks like opening packages and letters. Andrew Capener and Asher Seevinck (who also sings in the band Loud Harp) have started the brand Everyman, designing products “to solve …