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Reddit mentions of MAC MIGHTY Mac Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8 Inch, Silver

Sentiment score: 13
Reddit mentions: 18

We found 18 Reddit mentions of MAC MIGHTY Mac Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8 Inch, Silver. Here are the top ones.

2.5mm blade. The added dimples help the knife to glide through sticky foods such as potatoes, apples, and summer squashLightweight. Knife Length- 12.63 inchesHand wash is recommended Not dishwasher safeMade In JapanPakka wood handle. Blade thickness - 2.5 mm

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Found 18 comments on MAC MIGHTY Mac Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8 Inch, Silver:

u/FoodBornChillness · 38 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Okay, lol I am receiving overwhelming response to this comment, so I will send out what I am sending everyone else.
"This guy is a great seller. Average shipping time from Japan is around 8 days and he is great with communication.
This is his store. http://www.ebay.com/sch/sk2excellent/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
This is just an example of an 8" Mighty Mac. I own a stamped one and a non stamped one. They are identical. EBay store: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Kitchen-Dimple-Gyuto-Chef-Knife-205mm-8-1-Bolster-Handle-SEKI-JAPAN-/321432206969?hash=item4ad6da3e79:g:xEsAAOSwT6pVtjxU
Amazon Mac Stamped version: http://www.amazon.com/Mac-Knife-Professional-Hollow-8-Inch/dp/B000N5H2XU"

Edit 1: In addition, this is his direct website. I have never ordered directly from the website, only from his ebay store, but maybe this will help some people that don't have ebay accounts.

Edit 2: This guy is either going to praise me for all the business or kill me because he'll be flooded with too many orders. Oh well, happy knife buying.

Edit 3: Also, should you ever look for these elsewhere on the googles, they are oddly listed as a "TS Madam knife", why??? I have no idea.

u/Multipoptart · 9 pointsr/AskCulinary

Honestly I've come to embrace it when vegetables stick to my knife. I use that as a handy transfer mechanism to move them into my pan/pot.

You could also consider a knife with dimples on it, I've heard that they help with this issue. I have no experience myself, though.

u/yeahyoumad · 8 pointsr/chefknives

Be all like what? My lack of criticism of a mediocre blog post or my cursing? Literally three out of the five points are fucking stupid. You use a chefs knife to chop, slice and mince?! Really!? No way! A sexy knife? A warranty?

A low effort post begets a low effort post. I get the want for people to earn money off of shit but put some fucking effort into it. Those amazon links are references to earn OP money. I can't stand that shit when no effort is made on the part of OP.

The blog post offers the reader no new information other than opinions. No factual data. Only opinions on an overpriced knife. Why would you ever buy a $130 knife with a bolster? Get a fucking MAC for $20 more without one. And it takes an edge like a champ.


That smile link is for the EFF (https://www.eff.org/).

I get the need for a quality knife to last, but this post offers little in the way of actual advice. Only why they like Wusthof.

u/doggexbay · 4 pointsr/AskNYC

Second /u/bacondevil and say renter's insurance. $14/mo for about $70K coverage with a $500 deductible. Peace of mind, especially if you keep professional equipment at home and/or travel frequently.

Good (not expensive, good) cookware. For the love of god, a decent chef's knife. Or a very good one. A good knife will change your relationship with food.

A couple of nightlights. I'm a poor sleeper, and being able to use the bathroom or navigate the kitchen at 3am without flipping on every light in the house is a great thing.

Plants. Plants plants plants. Learn them, care for them, they will improve your quality of life at home. If you're worried about killing them, get air plants. Soak them once a week and then forget them. Keeping living green things in your home will make you feel activated and engaged with your space.

u/ramenmonster69 · 3 pointsr/chefknives

Maybe this would be good, I have never used it but it has a very good reputation, sort of fits the profile/ price point, and it seems to be thought of as one of the more durable knives, though not German level durable. https://www.amazon.com/Mac-Knife-Professional-Hollow-8-Inch/dp/B000N5H2XU

It is not going to be as thin or long lasting as some hand made knives, but that can't be avoided if you want more durability.

For a whetstone, you got two options that are at a lower price point but still are decent quality. First are the King stones. You can get a combo 1k/6k stone for 20ish bucks. You might want to get a rougher stone too. These tend to be softer so they're harder to start sharpening on. They also need to be soaked and are slow cutting so its more of a mess, but if used right can produce a good edge. The other is the Shapton pro line. These are harder stones, cut faster, and splash and go so you don't have to soak them. Its about 100 bucks though for both a 1k and 5k, more if you want a rough one.

u/Crickley · 3 pointsr/knives

Your got the selection exactly right, general use, paring, and serrated. If you're willing to spend a bit of cash, MAC chef's knives are a great choice. Don't splurge on steak knives, go with the cheapest you can find. With the money you saved, invest in a diamond steel sharpening system. Sharpen your knives early and often. No matter how expensive your knives are, as with any other tool, take care of them and they'll take care of you.

u/florida_woman · 2 pointsr/chefknives

I was just kidding. There was a post a bit ago about a knife that broke like yours (but was a lot more expensive) and they said they washed it in really hot water. I thought it was funny because I practically burn my skin to wash my dishes in as hot water as I can.

I’m in the market for a new chef’s knife and am thinking of getting this guy.

Mac Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N5H2XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.8LNBbXA15REX

Also, I’m glad you still have all of your fingers. I could feel my heart contract when I pictured the worse case scenario. It was definitely a “note to self” moment.

u/Skalla_Resco · 2 pointsr/Chefit

> Good quality and not crazy expensive.

I've had the notable displeasure of handling one of the Shogun line chef knives. The balance isn't great, the fit and finish is trash, the etching wears off rather quickly, the grinds are terrible, the saya is descent at least for being made of plastic.


I would recommend almost anything else, but to start:


Wusthof. Reliable German brand, stellar warranty service.


Mac. Well regarded in the industry, decent warranty, good track record.


Fujiwara FKM. Not a knife I have personal experience with, but generally a well regarded budget pick from the Japanese market.


For the sake of OP's $400 budget, I'd also recommend considering custom knives.

u/wingleton · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

Chef's knife, paring Knife, bread Knife, and a honing rod. A utility knife is a nice bonus. If you do a lot of heavy veggie prep you may want to look into a vegetable cleaver which are awesome for cutting large veggies quickly, though not essential. It's sometimes called a Nakiri in Japanese.

- Note that with Chef's knives there are sometimes what's called the French or Western style, which is curved and kind of the most common one you're used to, and then Japanese style, which is also often called Santoku, which tend to be a little shorter (7"ish) and much less curved, sometimes flat, and with these little divots designed to prevent food sticking to it. Some manufacturers nowadays are creating a hybrid best of both worlds, so you can get the longer curve of a Western style with some of the features of a Santoku.

- I never recommend getting a set, always buy them individually because sets tend to be bundled with inferior quality knives.

- You're going to want to look for stainless steel and avoid carbon steel for what you're doing (carbon is actually amazingly sharp but very fussy to maintain for a home cook and rusts easily).

- You want a knife that is "forged" and not "stamped". This, among other things, has to do with build quality, and a forged knife goes all the way through the bolster (handle of the knife). You can almost always tell the difference when you pick one up, stamped feels lightweight and cheap, a forged knife feels heavy and balanced in your hand. I won't say this is the only barometer of quality (there are shitty forged knives out there and decent stamped ones), but starting with a forged knife for an investment purchase is the way to go.

- As for brands, Wusthoff is a classic that makes quality knives you can't go wrong with. Lately, though, I'm a huge fan of MAC Knives, especially the professional series. Incredibly well made, amazing feel, and razor sharp. They are a little pricier but not terrible - the chef's knife runs for around $140ish on Amazon (and it's got about 5 stars from 300 reviews!) ... it's also kind of a hybrid style as I mentioned earlier. Their paring/utility/bread knives should be cheaper at around $50-100. But as others suggested, it's also very important to get a knife that feels right in your hand as you'll be the one using it. If you have a cooking or knife store in your town I recommend going to try out different ones to see what fits you best– and many stores will carry both MAC and Wusthoff.

- With the honing rod, learn how to use it properly and understand it's not a sharpener as it's often confused to be. Ideally I recommend you simply get your knives sharpened professionally about every 6 months (usually about $5-10 per knife) and then use the honing rod quickly before you cook or at least once a week to maintain a nice, sharp edge and upkeep your knives. There's lots of videos on youtube explaining how to hone your knives correctly.

- And when you get your knives, also be sure to dry and store them correctly. I'd avoid putting them in a dishwasher and NEVER toss them into drawers— unless you have sheaths for them to protect the blade edges. I have a knife block on my wall and I love it, my knives are safe, easy to reach, and plus it looks pretty cool!

Good luck, hope this helps.

u/e30eric · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I use the mac pro 8" knife. I love it, have been using (and abusing it) for almost four years. Screen printed logo is long gone, but I'm a true believer of buying higher-end knives. Do you have any other Mac knives? I have a mac pro pairing knife, and am considering if I want to pick up a boning knife.


u/theyre_whores_im_in · 1 pointr/deals

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u/KingDunningKruger · 1 pointr/chefknives

most chefs i've worked with agree, this is about as good a knife as money can buy


and this is right up there with it

edit: misono also makes a clad gyuto that is about as good


in my very brief time using both of them, i'd have to say they aren't wrong

u/squeezyphresh · 1 pointr/Cooking

My Mac Professional has treated me well. I also got a waterstone and a honer to go with it. A bit more that $100, but a pretty good bang for your buck.

u/6745408 · 1 pointr/Chefit

https://www.ebay.com/usr/sk2excellent has some great knives -- a lot of unstamped mac knives, too since they're made in the same place.

Compare this to this -- you can see some old threads around reddit, like this one.

I picked up this 200mm bad boy and love it.

u/imonfiyar · 1 pointr/chefknives

I'm a big fan of this guy. Reviews are raving for this one, dimples are gimmicky but I think it looks nice. I haven't read any bad things about MAC so I don't think you can go wrong. Personally I can't get a hold of MAC knives because they sell at $200 plus (imported). The MTH-80 is around the $300 mark. But if you are in US, USD$140 is still good within reason, if you can get it on sale - definitely a good pick up.


u/EricandtheLegion · 1 pointr/Cooking

Absolutely this. Most home cooks don't need a whole bunch of knives. For instance, I only have 3 knives that I use regularly: this MAC 8 inch chef's knife, a little paring knife that I got for like 10 bucks at a kitchen supply store, and my mom's ancient Yan Can Cook cleaver (which I use for bulk veggie prep).