Victorinox Cutlery 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Blue Fibrox Handle

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$39.99
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Victorinox

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The R H Forschner by Victorinox Chef's Knife features high carbon, stainless steel blade, 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. Victorinox handles are ergonomically designed to minimize wrist tension. They provide a natural fit. A good heft and comfortable, positive grip are indications of a well-made knife. A sure-grip handle with a finger guard is valuable feature since the handle inevitably gets greasy, wet, or both. Although cutlery steel is naturally sanitary, materials and construction details of the handle minimize crevices what would offer hospitality to bacteria.

Details

Binding
Kitchen
EAN
0046928474516
Label
Victorinox
List Price
$38.80
Manufacturer
Victorinox
Product Group
Kitchen
Product Type Name
ABIS_KITCHEN
Publisher
Victorinox
Studio
Victorinox
Title
Victorinox Cutlery 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Blue Fibrox Handle
Feature
Hand washing recommended; lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects; expertly made in Switzerland
UPC
046928474516
Brand
Victorinox
MPN
40451
Height
1.5 inches
Length
17 inches
Weight
1.5 pounds
Width
3.75 inches
Model
47451

Latest reviews

Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
4.00 star(s)
Handle
5.00 star(s)
Blade
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2014-12-17
Purchase Price
$29.95
Pros: simple, good steel, great handle, affordable
Cons: Maybe that it needs to be sharpened
I saw this knife on TV.. on America's Test Kitchen. It's not in any store in my area, yet this knife seems to be known in the commercial world as the workhorse of the kitchen.

So I bought one.. and it immediately replaced a knife I had spent 3X as much on. I understand now why so many commercial operations would use it, the handle is well formed and won't slip if wet even with oil. The blade is of a good grade of steel and takes well to basic sharpening.

I feel so strongly that this knife is a good buy that I bought four of them and gave them as Christmas presents. I've had to explain why it's not a "scary" knife to a few, and why a dull knife is much worse, but in general my friends are really happy with the gift.

Personally.. I'm never spending $100+ on a knife again. These knives are sharp, good steel, and practical and at $29.00 they are almost disposable.
Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
5.00 star(s)
Handle
5.00 star(s)
Blade
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
1970-01-01
Purchase Price
$21.00
I bought this 8" chef's knife based on a Cook's Illustrated review. I'm happy with it. Relatively cheap, nicely balanced, holds an edge pretty good. I have a couple of Vitorinox boning knives that are good too. Can't beat the price.
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Value
5.00 star(s)
Performance
5.00 star(s)
Handle
5.00 star(s)
Blade
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2001-01-01
Purchase Price
$29.95
Pros: Light Weight. maintains edge, slender blade, sanitary handle
Cons: Guest don't respect it because it looks cheap
My favorite knife is the Victorinox eight inch chef' knife.  I have se the same knife as my mainstay kitchen utensil for the past ten years.  It still maintains a reasonabley sharp edge.  The knife continues to remain perfectly balanced.  The 8 inch knife is perfect for my smaller hands.  The narrow blade allows you to control the knife while you are slicing and dicing.  THe antibacterial handle is nice since I use this knife for most of my cutting needs.  I purchase my knife from a restaurant supply store for less than thirty dollars.  I have several more expensive knifes, but don't care for their weight or the deeper blades which make them ackward to use.  The biggest problem I have is that my guest tend to abuse the knife becuase it doesn't like like an expensive chef's knife.  It is by far my favorite kitchen tool.

Comments

good value for the dollar. It IS an excellent "house" knife. but seriously???? it rocked your socks? It's what the rest of us let commis use.

You gave them to friends? Seriously?

Agrees with the top rating for value, but your rating for handle???? Really??? Your rating for performance?

agrees with rick allen about the dremel trick.
 
Yes well Harrisonh, it's a matter of perspective after all.  For the typical home cook who is only familiar with what's in department stores the Vic is a revelation.  A work acquaintance got a couple of those German knife sets for wedding gifts.  It took me 2-1/2hr just to make the edge of a 6" chefs somewhat serviceable.  He certainly would have been thrilled to be gifted a Vic.  I've given away a few to friends who had be using the usual suspects, and they were very well received.
 
This knife rules!  I used to get mocked for saying this long before Cook's Illustrated extolled its virtues.  The only knives I like more now are Japanese.  I have retired my overpriced German and French knives for quite awhile.  These puppies resharpen nicely and hold their edge much better than most knives I've used.  There is not much these knives cannot do in a standard kitchen.  I just buy a new one every year and give my old one to a dishwasher or prep cook since the price is so right.  I lucked out and found a sale on some equipment website a few years back and got 5 for 25 bucks each not even knowing what I was really getting at the time.  The Santoku knife isn't as good though.
 

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