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BrainFlush
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Sep 30, 2017
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So these have dropped numerous times. Where are the reviews from MassDrop users? Come on guys. I'm still looking to add to my collection even if Apogee has earned my loyalty and I might not ever buy other brands. At least I want to know what you guys think.
Sep 30, 2017
Icywolfe
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Oct 2, 2017
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The handle is more of a western based holding vs a asian style. For personal pref I prefer Asian style could just be my smaller hands...
The edge out of the box is one of the sharpest edges cuts newspaper without ripping.
Chopping motion is it's thing vs a slicing motion. I can only imagine if one slips they could actually chop their fingers off with this one as it's sharp.
But atm I changed the edge on it and gave it as a gift to a family member. Now it's even more sharper.... But I don't see anything really wrong with this. Seems like most people on the web has a idea that more $$ = more better. For this isn't a case. Edge the wasn't to my liking but it's personal opinion as I prefer less angle at longer knife edge. (Just the edge needs to be sharpened often this way but you could do thinner slices.)
But in personal opinion I would prefer a smaller chef/santoku knife.
Oct 2, 2017
BrainFlush
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Oct 2, 2017
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Thanks for the review. Still debating. Waiting on my other Apogee to come in. So far the first one is just killing it. I'm going to have to find a knife sharpener guy locally as I don't want to risk doing it myself. I can't be trusted to do it :D
Oct 2, 2017
Icywolfe
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Oct 3, 2017
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The Edge that comes on this is your classic kitchen knife style short and high angle. Good for everything basically. You could give it a sharper point if you like prying stuff like seafood. (In seriousness prying stuff with a knife is good way to snap the tip off)
Don't worry you gotta start somewhere, I started self sharpening on a ~200USD pocket knife. Getting a good edge takes some time, but once you are in the mix you sorta feel at peace and relaxed. From the pictures on the Dragon Fire it seems like it has a similar edge to this. So if you like that one you will like this for the blade. That said the handle is different, this is made for bigger hands. The blade is sharpened on both sides (dual grind) for a truer asian knife if you care to look for one is a single sided grind. (Which imo allows for quicker cutting at a higher accuracy)
Also a quick way of knowing you got a good grind is when you can accidentally cut yourself and feel no pain.
Oct 3, 2017
BrainFlush
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Oct 3, 2017
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Paper cut sharpness is the best. :D Yeah my Dragon fits my hand well. And I do have big hands. So again. Thank you for detailed breakdown on my questions. Much appreciated.
Oct 3, 2017
GrandPriapism
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Oct 3, 2017
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Just got my 5 inch version yesterday. For the price, I'm satisfied with it. I touched the edge up a bit myself as well using my water stones, but overall, the edge was acceptable as-is for normal use. I'm pretty picky about my edge finishes. The handle is quite nice. I would say the "hammered" finish is kind of gimmicky, but the handle redeems it. Will update when I have had a chance to use it more.
Oct 3, 2017
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