Apogee Culinary

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Company History

Apogee Culinary, LLC was founded by Dennis Epstein in June 2016. With almost 30 years in the housewares business, and with 17 of those years specifically focused on designing knives with premium cutlery manufacturers, Dennis has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best in the world. He worked for Wolfgang Wusthof, who taught him everything he knows about German knives, as well as Ken Onion and Bob Kramer.

Knife-making Philosophy

The philosophy at Apogee is simple. Our first priority is to design a tool that works better in your kitchen. We begin with the best materials to deliver a knife that will last a lifetime from edge to handle. As a small company, we are the first to use some of the newest and most exciting materials like BD1N nitrogen steel made in America which has now proven in the real world to keep one of the toughest and longest lasting edges on any knife available.

Although we never recommend putting any knife in the dishwasher, we realize that many home cooks prefer it. This is why we only use G10 and linen Micarta handles on our premier knives. These are the only two materials that we can support with a lifetime warranty because they are two of the toughest materials in the knife-making industry. They won’t shrink, warp, crack or discolor even if they end up in the dishwasher.

Thoughtful Blade Designs

Blade design is critical, and we actually study how people use their knives. For example, our 8" Dragon Chefs Knife Specifically has more belly in the blade to give a home chef more edge in a smaller space. It also promotes a better rocking action for beginners, and will stay sharper longer if someone is prone to hit their blade on the cutting board, because the blade shape will only allow about one percent to hit the board at any given moment, protecting the rest of the edge. Our Dragon Fire series is lighter and has straighter edges that are more representative of a French or professional design. Our Dragon Fusion Knife is for cooks who want one shape that does everything. At Apogee, we try to have a knife that fits all cutting styles.

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Dragon Storm 3.5" Paring Knife
Dragon Storm 3.5" Paring Knife

Dragon Storm 3.5" Paring Knife

$75.95

ALL NEW! The Dragon Storm range of knives won KITCHEN KNIFE OF THE YEAR 2019 at Blade Show!   This beautiful range of knives is made in China using our American made BD1N steel - the acid etched pattern on the blade provides a non-stick surface while cutting through food. Handle: G10. Beautiful gold pin design.


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Dragon Storm 8.5" Fusion Knife
Dragon Storm 8.5" Fusion Knife

Dragon Storm 8.5" Fusion Knife

$155.95

ALL NEW! The Dragon Storm range of knives won KITCHEN KNIFE OF THE YEAR 2019 at Blade Show!   This beautiful range of knives is made in China using our American made BD1N steel - the acid etched pattern on the blade provides a non-stick surface while cutting through food. Handle: G10. Beautiful gold pin design


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Dragon Storm 5.5" Fillet Knife
Dragon Storm 5.5" Fillet Knife

Dragon Storm 5.5" Fillet Knife

$99.95

ALL NEW! The Dragon Storm range of knives won KITCHEN KNIFE OF THE YEAR 2019 at Blade Show!   This beautiful range of knives is made in China using our American made BD1N steel - the acid etched pattern on the blade provides a non-stick surface while cutting through food. Handle: G10. Beautiful gold pin design.


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Dragon Storm 9" Chef Knife
Dragon Storm 9" Chef Knife

$149.95 $180.00
Dragon Storm 9" Chef Knife

Dragon Storm 9" Chef Knife

$149.95

ALL NEW! The Dragon Storm range of knives won KITCHEN KNIFE OF THE YEAR 2019 at Blade Show!   This beautiful range of knives is made in China using our American made BD1N steel - the acid etched pattern on the blade provides a non-stick surface while cutting through food. Handle: G10. Beautiful gold pin design.


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Dragon Ice Santoku Knife, 7"
Dragon Ice Santoku Knife, 7"

Dragon Ice Santoku Knife, 7"

$98.95

The Dragon Ice Santoku knife marries top German form with the best Japanese function. High performance American stainless steel that is enhanced with nitrogen provides a razor sharp edge. The hollow ground pockets on the side of the blade help food fall neatly after each cut and make paper thin slices of cucumbers and other foods a hassle-free t...


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Dragon Ice Fusion Knife, 8.5"
Dragon Ice Fusion Knife, 8.5"

Dragon Ice Fusion Knife, 8.5"

$119.95

Our Dragon Ice Fusion Knife is designed to be the perfect all-around knife for any kitchen. Based primarily upon a blend of the chef and nakiri knives, the Fusion features a gently curved edge to accommodate both a rocking and a push cut motion. Forged from 2.5 mm thick BD1N nitrogen enriched stainless steel from the USA, the spine maintains mu...


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Dragon Ice Paring Knife, 3.5"
Dragon Ice Paring Knife, 3.5"

Dragon Ice Paring Knife, 3.5"

$68.95

The paring knife is one of the most important knives in the kitchen. The beautiful, all-new design of Dragon Ice features an angled bolster that allows the entire length of the blade to be used for chopping, slicing, dicing, peeling and more. This unique feature also permits the entire length of the blade to be sharpened from heel to tip. A nea...


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Dragon Ice Curved Boning and Fillet Knife, 5.5"
Dragon Ice Curved Boning and Fillet Knife, 5.5"

Dragon Ice Curved Boning and Fillet Knife, 5.5"

$69.95

The Dragon Ice Curved Boning/Fillet Knife follows the Japanese Gokujo design style to skin or filet fish and poultry. Due to the gracefully curved-edge blade, it also works on cutting a mango. The ultra-precise cutting edge holds its sharpness longer than other brands, and the full tang construction and angled bolster offer superior comfort and ...


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Dragon Ice Chef's Knife, 9" Double Granton
Dragon Ice Chef's Knife, 9" Double Granton

Dragon Ice Chef's Knife, 9" Double Granton

$114.95

Striking the perfect balance between the more common home cooks knives and the typical professional size, the Dragon Ice Chef's Knife is a powerhouse food prep blade. Measuring in at 9 inches and with a gentle edge curvature, both push cuts and rocking motions are easy and comfortable to perform while slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping your ...


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Dragon Ice Scimitar Knife, 10"
Dragon Ice Scimitar Knife, 10"

Dragon Ice Scimitar Knife, 10"

$118.95

Commonly referred to as a cimeter, or sometimes a butcher knife, the Dragon Ice Scimitar is 10 inches of meat slicing magnificence. The BD1N stainless steel is forged to make an ultra-sharp and long-lasting edge to cleanly cut through meats for ideal presentation and minimal waste. The curved tip protects itself from getting lodged into bone the...


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