EVR Knife Trial
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Everybody needs one main go-to knife in the kitchen, but how do you know which one to get? At EVR, we believe that the only right knife is the one that’s right for you, for how you like to cook, and for what you love to eat. Trouble is, you don’t have a good way to easily test different knives. Sure, some stores might let you cut a couple of carrots, but nothing beats chopping things in your own kitchen.
That’s where our 3-month EVR Knife Trial comes in: for one flat fee of $89, we will regularly send you a different knife to try out at home, and you only keep the one that works best for you. Think of it as the ultimate "knife test drive." Even better, you will get used to how great it is to regularly receive sharpened knives, so you can choose to keep receiving refreshed and re-sharpened ones as part of our continuing EVR Sharp subscription.
As part of the Knife Trial, you’ll get to try these different knife types, many of which you might never take a gamble on buying otherwise:
Classic Chef’s Knife (8-inch, Western-style): This is the knife that many folks will say you gotta get, sometimes called a German-style chef’s knife. It has a thicker blade and some heft, and so it gets through all your meat and protein prep with zero issues. This knife has a rounder belly that is perfect for rocking cuts.
Gyuto Chef’s Knife (7”, Japanese-style): This primary knife is a bit shorter and thinner than the traditional Western-style knife option, and it feels lighter and more nimble. It’s great for the simple and veg-heavy food of many modern meals, with a slightly straighter blade profile that is also great for push cuts and chopping veg.
Santoku (7”): Did you know that Santoku means “three virtues”? A virtuous knife has to be a good knife, right? It’s a traditional general-purpose Japanese knife shape, designed to handle everything from meat, to fish, to vegetables. The tip curving down at the front (sometimes called a sheep’s foot tip, we dunno why either) allows for a flatter cutting edge profile, making this knife more useful in a linear cutting motion than Western-style knives. Home cooks who hit a ton of veg prep sometimes prefer a Santoku for this reason.
Kiritsuke (8” Japanese Chef’s Knife): Kiritsukes are also known as “master chef’s knives” in Japan, so of course you'll be a master too with this knife ;) A little thicker and weightier than Gyuto and with a straighter blade profile, this Kiritsuke is also very versatile and is great for linear and push- and pull-cuts. It also works great for chopping, and the “clipped point” makes the tip a useful tool. Something about the vaguely sword-like shape of a Kiritsuke makes many cooks feel pretty heroic in the kitchen. 😜
How does the EVR Knife Trial Subscription work?
The great news is, pretty brainlessly for you: for $89, you will get a 3-month trial, and the option to keep your favorite knife or continue with our ongoing sharpening subscription.
In your first shipment, you will receive two knives: Knife #1 and Knife #2. After one month, we’ll mail you Knife #3, and you just drop either #1 or #2 back into your mailbox with the same box (keeping the one you preferred). Now, keep using the remaining two knives for another month to see which you prefer. After this second month, you’ll receive Knife #4 and it’s rinse and repeat. At the end of month three, you will know which knife is your kitchen bestie.
We think you'll want to continue your subscription to sharpness after your trial ends. In the continuing EVR Sharp subscription, you will receive a pro-sharpened knife (of the model you prefer) in your mailbox every three months, for the equivalent of $8 a month*. That barely buys a cup of coffee these days! Included in your $89 Knife Trial fee is your first round of sharpening in the EVR Sharp subscription for free.
We doubt this will happen, but at the end of the trial you can also just keep the knife that worked best for you, instead of continuing to subscribe to sharpness. Because we think you're awesome, we'll even send you a brand new and freshly sharpened knife – with no additional fees.
The EVR Knife Trial is super easy, the shipping is always free both ways, and it's a great value that includes trying out different knives, the included sharpening services, and the subscription cycle or knife included at the end.
Traditional knife companies make you feel like the dummy, with too many choices and an old-school way to buy. At EVR, we believe only you know what works best for you, so we put the power back into your hands to try, and see, and dice, for yourself.
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*For the EVR Sharp subscription, you will be charged $24 for each sharpened knife cycle, which by default is three months. Please see our EVR Sharp subscription page to learn more, with the key difference being that for this future version, you will be able to choose the knife model if you sign up for the EVR Knife Trial.
Do I need to pay any additional fees, beyond the $89, for the EVR Knife Trial?
Nope, the Trial is only $89 all-in. For that, you will receive four knives to charge, all of the associated shipping, the sharpening services for those knives, and the kicker at the end: if you choose to continue in our EVR Sharp subscription, your first cycle is included for free; if you choose to just keep your chosen knife, a new version of that will be mailed to you for not additional fees.
Can I keep more than one knife at the end of the Trial?
Yes. Because we will need to cover the cost of the additional knives and the shipping, we will need to charge you $48 for each additional knife you opt to keep.
Can I change the Trial interval from one month to a longer, or shorter, time?
At this time, we are only able to offer the standard one month interval between receiving different knives in the EVR Knife Trial.