Looking for a new chef knife but unsure what to get?
I’m /u/zapatodefuego, one of the moderators of the reddit community /r/chefknives. I’m excited to be able to work with the nice folks here at Massdrop to give both communities the chance to try out some chef knives first hand.
There’s a lot of options out there so finding the right knife for you, and at the right price point, can be difficult. That’s why we at /r/chefknives have started a trend of working with knife retailers (and sometimes even makers) to sponsor a knife for a loaner program: a knife passaround. In each passaround, a randomly selected group of people get to use and even sharpen a knife for up to a week, after which they send it along to the next participant. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a knife newbie, the chance to try something new can be an invaluable experience.
This time, and with Massdrop’s help, we have the opportunity to provide three knives in a passaround instead of just one. The three knives included in this knife passaround are the:
Yaxell Dragon Fusion chef’s knife
Victorinox Fibrox 8” (Massdrop’s community voted favorite knife under $150)
Gesshin Ginga 210mm White #2 wa-gyuto
This passaround will be limited to 10 participants selected at random. Check out the link below for all of the details and to join:
Please note that a reddit account is required to enter, and we unfortunately cannot accept brand new reddit accounts. Only accounts at least 6 months old and with more than 500 karma will be entered, but fear not as we will be doing more passarounds in the future.
Also, keep an eye on this post. Members who are chosen as a part of the loaner program will be encouraged to update this post with their thoughts and impressions of each knife. I've also had a chance to try all three knives and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.