Dec 1, 2017

Looking for a new chef knife but unsure what to get?

Hello all,
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:
https://www.reddit.com/r/chefknives/comments/7grur0/rchefknives_passaround_4_gesshin_ginga_yaxell/
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.
Happy knife week!
- FriedShoe, aka /u/zapatodefuego
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I'd like to suggest getting a wusthof clasic ikon knife set to anyone buying. bit expensive but are by far the best knives i've ever used or owned.
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what i am REALLY looking for is some of the out door wusthof knives. there was a pocket knife and a fixed blade. i can not find it for sale anywhere.
Wonderbrow
i need this
Ok this is totally cool. Definitely going to start following /r/chefknives at the least
Not sure how cool it is for me to post like this on here, but I happen to be the guy behind the gesshin ginga, so if you have any questions about it, i thought I would make myself available to answer them. Hope you have fun with it.
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Yea of the few knives I've cut with I tend to prefer the "D shape" handles and also tend to shy away from anything overly ergonomic. Thanks for the explanation! Totally makes sense and I can't wait explore more options. :)
MikeMD
the D-Shaped ones can be pretty comfortable too... i would probably like them a lot more but for my OCD ;)
Hey buddy.
This is a fantastically genius idea.
So congrats.
I for one can immediately vouch for the Dragon by Apogee. That knife is a monster. I own 2 now just because I never want to not have one where ever I am. :D

And I was tempted to join in on the pass around until I saw you required a 500 karma. Sad to say people on Reddit don't like me. My opinion goes against theirs. Severely. And while I might be a MassDrop junkie, I'm not a karma poster on Reddit. I don't even know how to get it.

So thanks for coming up with this and giving people a chance to try out some fantastic knives. I'm sure this is going to benefit the user and companies in a positive manner. I look forward to hearing feedback.

PS make it mandatory the the user has to leave some form of a review otherwise what would be the point besides testing the knives. IMO
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I think you might be shadow banned from mech keys over there. Unless you delete a lot of your comments? Massdrop is popularly unpopular on Reddit and if you try to reason with the hive mind you become a target. I have made the same mistake a few times. We are getting well off topic here though.

:D
namhod
I talked to the moderators awhile back.
They told me that my karma was too low to post for visablity even for when I do trades. People still find my posts and trade posts but I don't know how.

I'll message them. They also said they would have to write a script for me so I'm excluded but I never followed up.
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