This Brand's Original Chef's Knife Had a 5,000-Person Waitlist — Now There’s Another

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Back in November, cookware brand Made In launched a limited-edition chef's knife that pretty much broke the internet (read: sold out in only a few hours and garnered a 5,000-person waitlist). They only offered 1,300 of the knives — each numbered one through 1,300, naturally — and only shoppers who were on the waitlist had the option to buy the knife.

Well, Made In is back at it again — this time, somehow making it even harder to get your hands on one of their coveted limited-release knives.

Introducing the Made In Santoku Knife, a limited-run knife made from fully recycled materials that's running for $189. Slightly thinner than your average chef knife, a Santoku knife was highly requested from the brand's customers and is best for more precise cutting and slicing. This gorgeous emerald version features a 100% unique handle that's handmade in Spain, where the emerald marble-like pattern is individually crafted. The knives are then sent to Thiers, France where they are forged, assembled, and prepped for the customer.

Oh, and did we mention that only 650 knives are going to be produced?

That's right, Made In practically cut their inventory number in half and the waitlist has officially opened to the public. Anyone who is on the waitlist will be eligible to shop the knife — but only the first 650 shoppers will be successful.

But fear not. If waitlists and panic-induced shopping are not really your forte, Made In will also launch a full line of Santoku Knives in red, white, and black, for those that aren't able to get their hands on the emerald release. These will be priced at $99 and will be available on March 11.

Scroll down to add your name to the waitlist for the limited-release Santoku Knife or check back in on March 11 for the full rundown of products. May the slicing and dicing odds be ever in your favor.


Katie is the Commerce Editor at Hunker. She has previously been on staff at Shape Magazine, Well+Good, and PureWow, and has spent her life perfecting the art of online shopping.

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