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Apogee Culinary Dragon Fire BD1N 7" Nakiri Knife

Apogee Culinary Dragon Fire BD1N 7" Nakiri Knife

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What is the weight of the knife? Cook's Illustrated found that lighter was better, for this sort of vegetable chopper. Their fav was under 5oz (but, hey, that was Nov 2011).
Decisions desicisions.... do I pay $10 more at massdrop, and wait a month for it to even ship, or get free 2-day shipping and pay only $96 total at https://www.cutleryandmore.com/yaxell-dragon/hollow-edge-nakiri-knife-red-handle-fire-series-p137459 ?
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To be fair, the one that I found for cheaper has the “hollow grind” scallops on the side of the blade, and a smaller logo. The exact same knife over at that site https://www.cutleryandmore.com/yaxell-dragon/nakiri-knife-red-handle-fire-series-p137460 looks like it costs about $40 more than this drop. So, massdrop is really giving us a deal for once! I’m amazed! :-)
captain
It is unacceptable to allow Massdrop to “EDIT” our posts without specifying what was edited, and alerting the poster that its post has been edited! This is at the same level of sneaky subterfuge that Massdrop engages in when canceling orders it screwed up on and couldn’t fill, thence refunding money: rather than maintaining the purchase history, and attaching a refund history, Massdrop completely DELETES all history of the order and the refund, acting as if it never happened, rather than maintaining the history trail. Massdrop needs to pull its head out of its ass on these points. I’m fine with the edits and refunds, but not the pretending like nothing was done. Just be HONEST and up front Massdrop!
Carrots and onions won’t know what hit them.
Looks like a great knife, wish it didn't say Dragon Fire on the side of it. Dealbreaker
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I agree, Dragon Fire sounds cheesy. I also dislike the character embossed in the pommel. Once my knives approach the 3 digit mark, I want them to have less text in them, not more. If a knife looks, works and feels great, your workmates _will_ ask about it. I don't want to rain on your parade, but I'd bet you one of these knives that that logo isn't printed on, but is probably electroetched in. Electrolytic etching a fast, food safe and mostly permanent way to mark steel (I've used this method myself on some of my blades). Good news is if they only used AC current (quite likely), there's very little material removed and the material is just darkened. You can easily sand this logo out, though it will take time, you'll have to sand the whole blade and it may change the finish of the blade permanently (it'll be as shiny as a mirror) I bought a blade blank with a corny looking logo on the side and started with 2,000 grit sandpaper and worked my way up to 36,000 - you'd never know it was there, and the mirror finish looked really refined. The logo will also work it's way out over time through use - I don't think I have a single manufactured knife that has a visible maker's mark anymore - the food you cut up with it will slowly polish the logo text away, especially as this is a veg knife.
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AWDuck
Hey thanks for the advice. I'm sure your right about how it's printed on the blade. Sanding it off was something I was already considering and just run through the grits and make it real pretty like you said. I went back to the main discussion to and found a link someone named Captain posted a link to a site Cutlery & More for the same knive. Checked it out and the discount he got is no longer there but that got me to digging on my own. Found the same knife on Amazon only this one has the hollow edge scallop grinds in the side of the blade, which I like better, and because of the scallops the Kanji symblol and Dragon's Fire are in tiny print. Win, Win. It's $20 more but I get 5% back so it's $13 more and I'll have it in my hands on Thursday! Thanks AWDuck for the thumbs up and advice.
BD1N steel is the real deal. I find it better than VG10. Amazing edge retention and you can get them scary sharp. But it is also a very durable steel which is great for the knife abuser I married. It's not as prone to chipping and its hardness means it doesn't 'fold' as easy as others.
Thank you all for such nice comments.
Great Steel terrific fit and finish. I have the dragon fire boning knife and a terrific 10.5 inch dragon slicer. Great company also. Very positive experience. I bought direct from Apogee.
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I own this knife it is amazing, all of the Dragon series knives are amazing, but this one particularly is great for fast prep and precise cuts. I got it for a great price on Cutlery and more, which is actually cheaper than here after shipping and such, but for $99 I would recommend buying this knife a thousand times over. BD1N is my new favorite steelsteel by far
Jahblaze
Agreed! Can't imagine using anything else and I look cool AF when using it. :D
Jahblaze
I ended up ordering the Dragon Fusion hybrid knife from Cutlery and More and with the 20% discount it is just a bit more than this particular knife (as I said below that is the knife I have been coveting). I currently plan to also buy the regular Dragon 8" chef's knife and paring knife set from C&M and may consider this and other BD1N Dragon knives in the future but currently I don't have an unlimited budget so it is 1 great knife at a time.
Yes please - bring back the 8.5" combo "chef's" knife. While this one looks great I am coveting the bigger combo knife. The knife I really want is here - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017AGAGAA
Please give me the chef knife version
I have 2 of the other Dragon knives. They are the best knives I have ever used. Now my man, you know who you are, I need this one. :D Hit me up.