Apogee Dragon FIRE BD1N Chef's Knives
Apogee Dragon FIRE BD1N Chef's Knives
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Chop vegetables, mince herbs, trim poultry, or slice through a side of beef all with the same tool with these handy blades. Inspired by a French design, they feature a slimmer profile with a 2.5-millimeter-thick blade, making them easier to maneuver than regular Dragon knives ... Read More

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Littlerat
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Nov 12, 2018
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It’s $129.95 on CutleryandMore.com that is 5 cents cheaper with 2 days shipping for the 9.5 in. https://www.cutleryandmore.com/product_view.asp?id=36550 Don’t understand why this drop having active? Did you guys do the price search? Mr. Google is welcome anytime!
Nov 12, 2018
Penn
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Nov 12, 2018
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Lots of headscratchers on MD. I'm wondering if Ryky Tran okayed the use of his video in selling knives for someone else, or if he's getting a cut of the sales on this drop. 
Nov 12, 2018
Menace
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Nov 12, 2018
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same price or cheaper elsewhere. do better massdrop.
Nov 12, 2018
mkPhoenix
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Aug 17, 2018
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Received mine yesterday, however, right out of the box, the surface of one side of the knife appears to be covered in a light rust along the whole length of the blade, and is rough in texture, whereas the other side of the knife is clean and smooth as you'd expect from a good knife.
Having a heavily rusted knife from day one is obviously not satisfactory for any knife, especially on of this price! Am sure Massdrop support will sort it out for me, but it's not a good sign if something like that manages to pass through quality control with the manufacturer.
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Aug 17, 2018
maxbel71
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Aug 27, 2018
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Bd1n have more than 15%chromium, this should not happen. It must have been in contact with humidity for an extended period of time!!
Aug 27, 2018
mkPhoenix
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Aug 31, 2018
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Thankfully the replacement doesn't have this problem! Enjoying using the knife so far.
Aug 31, 2018
rdodev
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Jul 18, 2018
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Anyone know the edge angle? I wonder since it's a hard steel if has an acuter angle than those of Shuns or MACs.
Jul 18, 2018
shimage
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Jul 18, 2018
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Nominally, it is supposed to be the same as Shun (15 vs 16 is within their tolerances). I have the 9" dragon fire, a few Shuns, and a couple Miyabis, in addition to some other less common Japanese brands. The Yaxell is far and away the thickest knife behind the edge that I own. It has a wide bezel and isn't particularly acute. The only thing that comes close is this Tojiro DP paring knife I got rid of because it was terrible (thick edge and thick spine, would wedge in everything).
Jul 18, 2018
maxbel71
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Jul 24, 2018
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I agree my shun premier santoku is way thinner behind the edge than the dragon fire
Jul 24, 2018
Jahblaze
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Jul 18, 2018
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I love this line of knives; I already own the Dragon Fusion and the Santoku. Both perform amazingly. I'm interested in purchasing the Gyoto just because I'm a completest. If you want to purchase the minimal number of knives, I'd highly recommend the Chef Fusion or Santoku, as they are the perfect sizes and are extremely versatile .
If you're like me, and you are still interested in one of the Gyotos, you can actually find them for the same price, or cheaper-depending on tax and/or shipping-at chefknivestogo.com. I'm really disappointed that Massdrop is offering these at the same price as most retailers. Considering the extended shipping time, and questions about if Yaxell will honor the Lifetime Warantee, I'd consider this particular drop a pass. Massdrop has had several past drops for these Dragon knives, but some are branded as Yaxell, while others as Apogee. Definitely search for "dragon" to find all of the relevant listings to "request".
If you are looking to try out the BD1N steel, which I recommend, CutleryandMore released their house line of knives under the Nexus brand. They feature the same BD1N steel but at less than 50% the cost of the Yaxell line. I recently ordered the Nexus prep knife just to see how they compare. I haven't received it yet to comment, but you can get the 8in Chef knife for $59 or a Chef and Paring knife combo for $79. These seem to be promotional prices, so may expire at some point.
*The best price for the Chef Fusion knife can be found at agrussell.com. *The best price on the Santoku can be found at cutleryandmore.com. *The best price on the Gyoto can be found at chefknivestogo.com
Jul 18, 2018
rdodev
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Jul 18, 2018
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So these are made in Japan, right?
Jul 18, 2018
maxbel71
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Jul 18, 2018
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Yeah
Jul 18, 2018
Pyrogenetix
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May 7, 2018
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Heard great things about the BD1N steel and the video from Ryky definitely shows the edge retention is high tier. My main issue with it would be the obnoxiously large logo on the side of the blade.
May 7, 2018
Barnstormer
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May 8, 2018
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Hopefully we can get it off somehow. Apart from that I am super excited to get this thing in the kitchen. The steel sounds like its going to be amazing!
May 8, 2018
gqiceeyes
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Jul 24, 2018
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I think it depends. Actually I really love that "龍" Dragon character. It looks really cool to me and is one of the biggest reasons I bought the fusion.
Jul 24, 2018
rayce444
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May 6, 2018
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Please check out "Cutlery & More".....they're having a big sale on some top of the line Seki steel chef's knives. 41% off with 2 day FREE shipping. Just take a look.
May 6, 2018
Jaggi
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May 7, 2018
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The 8-inch? It was $99.95 when I last looked back in March. It's currently available for the same price from six different sellers on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DZH24Y/
It's a damascus clad knife with a VG-10 core, so not really all that comparable to the knives in this drop. Personally I'd much rather have one of the Dragon Fire knives, but that's just me.
May 7, 2018
maxbel71
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May 7, 2018
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Yep I agree, I guess most of the people interested in this particular drop is to test the bd1n since its available in so few knife at this moment. Everybody know you can get some vg10 for less than 100$
May 7, 2018
steveburns44
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May 3, 2018
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I purchased the 9.5" Chefs knife a couple months ago through another vendor, I enjoy cooking at home but am not professional cook so please take my experience with a grain of salt. This is my go to knife at home, although not for rocking cuts it is still capable and is ridiculously good for chopping. Over the small amount of time I have been using it the edge holds up extremely well and does not require constant honing to be usable. I don't bother reaching for anything else with the exception of bread or pairing knives for the instances where they are more suited. The quality and durability are huge selling points for me and I cannot recommend the knife enough.
May 3, 2018
Deaomega1214
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Apogee Culinary Designs
May 3, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words
May 3, 2018
Deaomega1214
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Apogee Culinary Designs
Apr 30, 2018
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Try using som Bon ami and a wine cork to scrub with. Should remove the stain without scratching.
Apr 30, 2018
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