Victorinox 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Black Fibrox Handle

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$44.95
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Victorinox

General Information

The R H Forschner by Victorinox Chef's Knife features an 8-inch blade that is 2-inches wide at the handle. High carbon, stainless steel blade is hand finished at Victorinox in Switzerland by skilled craftsmen. A special tempering process is used to produce an edge that can be resharpened over and over again, so the knife can keep its original sharpness throughout the entire life of the blade.

Details

Binding
Kitchen
EAN
0046928405206
Label
Victorinox
List Price
$38.80
Manufacturer
Victorinox
Product Group
Kitchen
Product Type Name
KITCHEN
Publisher
Victorinox
Studio
Victorinox
Title
Victorinox 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Black Fibrox Handle
Feature
Hand washing recommended; lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects; expertly made in Switzerland
UPC
046928475209
Brand
Victorinox
MPN
47520
Package Quantity
1
Height
6 inches
Length
16 inches
Weight
0.5 pounds
Width
12 inches
Material Type
man-made-material
Material Type Set Element
stainless-steel
Model
47520
Is Autographed
0
Is Memorabilia
0
Warranty
Full US Warranty by Victorinox
Country
USA

Latest reviews

Value
4.00 star(s)
Performance
4.00 star(s)
Handle
2.00 star(s)
Blade
2.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2011-03-04
Purchase Price
$40.00
Pros: Price
Cons: Most everything
I got a set of Victorinox with my tool set for culinary school.
I rarely used them at school because I already had better quality knives. I have been using them at home, however, and what I have found is a very light knife that is not balanced and looses its edge quickly.

At first it was razor sharp but after a few potatoes and onions, I was having trouble getting through mushrooms with out tearing them. 

If youre on a very strict budget or a student just starting out...or a mom who doesnt cook very often then this knife might be just what you need. If you are a professional and need something inexpensive to work on the line with there are better knives to be had for the price range.
Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
4.00 star(s)
Handle
5.00 star(s)
Blade
3.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2005-01-01
Purchase Price
$30.00
Pros: Takes a good edge and stays sharp. Excellent ergonomics.
Cons: Could be slightly heavier?
This along with the 7" santoku and 3" paring knives are my go to knives. The blade takes a good edge and keeps sharp. Excellent ergonomics. Size of the blade is adequate for most tasks.

I actually own quite a few pieces of Victorinox cutlery (fifteen or so in total acquired over the span of fifteen or so years, some duplicates like the 7" santokus and 8" chef's). So yeah, I do love 'em, they do what I expect them to do provided that I do my part which is keep them clean, sharp & abuse (namely dishwasher) free.

Are they absolutely the best out there? Price wise I would say they cannot be beaten, terrific value. For example, I love MAC knives but could not justify buying them when I can get to +95% of performance paying only third of the price. Maybe some day... I have had my eye on the SK-65 and SD-65 for a while now, they feel mighty nice in hand... ;)
Value
4.00 star(s)
Performance
3.00 star(s)
Handle
4.00 star(s)
Blade
3.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2010-06-01
Purchase Price
$10.00
Pros: Holds up for a long time
Cons: Just an okay cut, leight weight
This knife was a gift set. I've had it for years. Still works okay, just not as good as some and not as sturdy. However, compared to the more expensive one I have, this one stays clean, doesn't blacken. Not as good overall performance but I guess in the middle.

Comments

The Forschner 40520 was rated as "best overall" in Cooks magazine in Fall 20 Pretty good report card from "the" chefs magazine.The handle is a little longer than others I've owned, maybe too long for small hands, but it is contoured so you can move up towards the blade for better control.It took top honors over several high end ($80 -$100+) Wusthofs and Henckel models.

While they didn't claim that the Forschner was better at any one specific task or that the craftsmanship can stand up to the others (its blade is cut from a blank ribbon of steel, instead of a hand-forged one piece) they did say that its lighter weight was preferred by some of their testers and that it handled the basics just as well as more expensive models.The blade does have a nice rocked contour, which makes chopping & dicing easier.I've grown to prefer ligher weight blades and you don't sacrifice much when it's this sharp.Definitely doesn't have the same craftsmenship or allure of one of the high end Germans, but if your looking for a highly functional, lightweight, standard chef, it's hard to go wrong here.Overall I would say that for the price, this is a great chef knife.

I just took delivery of mine last week and I am putting it to the test.The handle is made of a grippy composite that allows you to securely hold firm if wet or in akward positions.I can say that it arrives razor sharp.
 

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