Myron Mixon’s 3 in 1 BBQ Chefs Knife Review

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I’m not usually someone that buys products because they have a famous persons name on them.

But when Ergo Chef asked if we wanted to try out a few knives they had created for some rather famous chefs we couldn’t say no.

First off we took a look at Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Grill Tool. A rather scary looking knife with grill tool and bottle opener.

Ergo Chef sent me the knives in this article in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool

I admit that I was a bit sceptical of this tool/knife when I first saw it.

All I saw was some half baked scheme to combine some grilling accessories into one tool that wasn’t very good at any of its purposes.

I was pleasantly surprised!

The food hook flipper works quite well, in fact. I tested it on some steaks and some chicken. It flipped both with ease. What surprised me the most was the actual knife blade.

Don’t let the shape fool you, this knife is frickin sharp! And just to be thorough, I popped the top on a beer to make sure that function worked as well.

I really like the rubberized grip on this knife as well. Even wet, it has a solid feeling grip.

And just to be thorough, I popped open a beer just to make sure the bottle opener worked. (Yes, that beer technically has a twist off cap, but this was a manlier way to open; and it was all that I had on hand at the time).

I really have nothing negative to say about this knife. The only drawback I ran into was when I tried to cut meat on a plate that had a curved rim.

Because this knife/grill tool doesn’t have a “tip” on the blade, I would run out of room to slice meat. I swapped the meat to a cutting board and bam, no more issue.

This is not a negative, just something worth mentioning.

Features:

  • 3 In 1 tool offers food hook flipper, knife and bottle opener
  • Includes red blade cover or edge guard to keep it safe when storing in drawer or cabinet
  • One piece high carbon stainless steel blade and full tang in handle for durability and balance
  • Ergonomic non-slip grip handle for comfort, control, and safety
  • Precision sharp blade ground and heat treated for long lasting sharpness – OAL: 16. 125 inches “keeps your hands at safe distance from the heat:

Specifications:

  • Grill Tool Weight: 8.5 Oz.
  • Grill Tool Blade & Hook Thickness: .100″
  • Blade Height: 2.200″
  • Blade Length: 8″ w/ Precision Sharp 7″ Cutting Edge
  • Grill Tool Flipper Hook: 2.750″
  • Black Ergonomic Handle Size / Material: 5-3/8″ long / Non-Slip TPR
  • OAL: 16.125″
  • Blade Material: One Piece Carbon Stainless Steel (5Cr15MoV)
  • Heat Treat: 55-57 HRC for long edge life and easy maintenance.

Our rating

  • Size: 9/10
  • Sharpness: 10/10
  • Balance: 10/10
  • Grip: 10/10
  • Construction: 10/10

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Guy Fieri 8” Knuckle Sandwich Chef Knife

Guy Fieri gets a hard time from some people, but we’re fans of his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and were interested to see if this knife would help us get to flavor town.

The bad-assery of this knife knows no bounds!

The craftsmanship of this knife is impeccable. It is truly a thing of beauty.

In the ongoing fight against stubborn meats and meal prepping, this knife truly delivers a knuckle sandwich to the face of tedious chopping and slicing.

I found this knife to be extremely sharp as I tried it out on a variety of foods including deboning chicken thighs, carving a smoked ham, slicing up sirloins, and chopping some celery, onion, and bell peppers.

Every inch of this blade is sharp and useful, even down to the tip, which came in handy when doing some precision work deboning the chicken.

While this knife is absolutely beautiful, I gave the grip a 7 because the G10 grip is extremely smooth.

Not sure how else to say this….it’s not very “grippy”. In other words, I wouldn’t want to use this knife with a wet hand.

With that said, the Knuckle Sandwich feels very natural in your hand like an extension of your arm. I can’t imagine a more comfortable feel.

I believe the 8” size of this knife would be perfect for most cooks. It’s easier to handle than a larger knife and is still quite the workhorse around the kitchen.

The kydex sheath is a nice touch as well.

And yes, I put on a belt and wore it around my kitchen and outside grilling area because……well…….I have a frickin holster! Why not?

Features:

  • Crafted from super durable Japanese AUS8 high carbon steel and hand polished, with an 8-inch razor sharp 18-degree edge and a hollow ground blade for less food sticking
  • Vacuum heat treated to 58-59 HRC for razor sharp edge retention
  • Front of blade has custom designed Bowie styling, for a one of a kind look
  • Handle shape was designed for superior control with military grade G10 fiberglass resin outlasts & outperforms pakkawood, for extreme durability
  • Stylish copper and brass mosaic rivet in mirror polished handle complete the look
  • Ergonomic smooth bolster design for a comfortable, natural pinch grip
  • Protective lined KYDEX sheath with belt clip outlasts other plastic edge guards and holds your knife snug and safe without scratching the blade.
  • Lifetime limited warranty from defects in workmanship

Specs:

  • Blade Dimensions: .098″ thick x 2.050″ high x 8″ long
  • Handle Dimensions: .915″ Thick x 1.2″ at belly x 4.6″ Long handle (End cap to blade)
  • Weight: 10.6 Ounces

Our rating:

  • Size: 10/10
  • Sharpness: 10/10
  • Balance: 10/10
  • Grip: 7/10
  • Construction: 10/10

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Chef Gear Compact EDC Folding Pocket Knife

This last knife doesn’t have any famous celebrity chef endorsements but Ergo Chef were kind enough to throw it in for us to take a look.

I prefer a little larger pocket knife, but this just my preference.

Although the blade is a nice strong material, this particular model didn’t come very sharp, at least, not to my liking. I prefer a sharp pocket knife.

After a minute of two of sharpening, it was good to go. I am happy with the balance and grip.

The G10 grip material and stippling give it a very good grip that is easy to hold on to.

My only critique is the blade is a little difficult to open with one finger as described on the packaging. The blade has just enough resistance to opening to make that difficult.

Aside from that, the knife has solid construction. 

Features:

  • Drop Point Hollow Grind Blade Type 5Cr15MoV High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Heat Treated to 56-57 HRC
  • Black Oxide coated for corrosion resistance and less sticking
  • Easy to use Liner Lock for one handed closing
  • Double sided thumb stubs for smooth one finger opening
  • G10 Scales with course stippling for sure grip
  • Reversible pocket clip

Specifications:

  • Blade Length: 2.5″
  • Blade Thickness: .075″
  • Closed Length: 3.5″
  • Overall Length Opened: 5.9″
  • Weight: 2.4 Ounces

Our rating:

  • Size: 8/10
  • Sharpness: 5/10
  • Balance: 10/10
  • Grip: 10/10
  • Construction: 8/10

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Final thoughts

From what I have seen and felt and touch and tested, Ergo Chef makes fine cutlery.

Simple as that.

If you’re looking for an extremely durable every day carry pocket knife, the Chef Gear Compact EDC Folding Knife is a solid choice. I have been carrying it for several weeks now opening cardboard boxes and other random tasks. The blade is staying sharp.

The Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool is a handy companion for someone looking for a good sharp knife that has other handy features when called upon.

Flip meat, cut stuff, open beers. What else could you ask for?

The Knuckle Sandwich Chef’s knife is a warrior’s weapon fit for a culinary master.

This knife would make a rock solid workhorse for any grill master.

To prepare food, sooner or later, ya gotta cut, slice, chop, carve, etc. The sharper the knife, the easier that is. And it’s great to have a knife that stays sharp.

PLUS – the most badass people in history carried their knives around in a sheath. Crocodile Dundee. Rambo. Nuff Said.

Ryan Black

Ryan Black

Growing up in a bbq'ing family in the backwoods of Tennessee, we approached our food with passion! When I wasn't at school, I was working at the family restaurant smoking meats, searing steaks, and grilling burgers.Although the restaurant has long been retired, those family traditions and recipes still live on through backyard bbq's and grill outs. I still love experimenting with new recipes and methods. Being a techy kinda guy, I also enjoy trying new gadgets that aid in the overall experience. 

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