The Shiksa Says...This chef's knife gets terrific reviews, and is a great choice at this price point. In fact, Cook's Magazine rated it the "Best Knife Overall" a few years ago! It's lighter in weight than the German knives, with a razor sharp blade that makes quick work of most kitchen tasks. A great choice for a general use chef's knife, and it's a bargain to boot!
The Victorinox Swiss Army Chef's Knife features an 8-inch blade that is 2-inch 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.
- 8-inch multipurpose chef's knife designed for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing
- High-carbon stainless steel blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention
- Blade is conical ground lengthwise and crosswise for minimal resistance while cutting; laser tested to ensure optimum cutting power
- Patented 2-inch Fibrox handle is textured, slip resistant, and ergonomically designed
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
- Blade is conical ground lengthwise and crosswise for minimal resistance while cutting, laser tested to ensure optimum cutting power
- Hand washing recommended, lifetime warranty, expertly made in switzerland
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 2.5 inches ; 8 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- ASIN: B008M5U1C2
- Item model number: 45520
Average Customer Review (635 customer reviews)
Fine standard chef at very reasonable price, By SV Rob
March 15, 2006
I liked the knife at first but after only a few months of light use, about 1/4' of the tip seems to have broken off. This doesn't surprise me, as the blade is thin compared to the better knives.Update on this review: I was beyond the Amazon 30-day return period, but Victorinox was more than happy to replace it, emphasizing that all their products have a lifetime guarantee.