Victorinox 8" Chef's Knife
Rated "best overall" in Cooks Illustrated Magazine 2004, the Victorinox 8" Multi-purpose chef's knife is designed for professional-grade chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing. Made from high-carbon stainless steel, its blade holds an edge superbly well, and is conical ground lengthwise and crosswise to cut down on resistance while cutting. Its edge is also laser-tested to ensure optimum cutting power before being shipped. Its patented 2" Fibrox handle is textured for a secure grip and is ergonomically-designed for easy, intuitive use. Comes with a lifetime warranty. If you're looking for a lightweight, functional, and all-around excellent standard-issue chef's knife, look no further. NSF-certified.
• Blade Length: 8"
• Blade Tip: Pointed
• Edge Type: Straight Edge
• Handle Material: Nylon
• Knife Style: Chef's Knife
• Metal Type: High Carbon Stainless Steel
• Steel Shaping Method: Stamped
|Blade Length||8.0 inches|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (high carbon)|
|Knife Weight||8 ounces|
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This knife is the perfect size for me. I use it for almost everything but boning chicken where I use a smaller blade. The Forschner 40520 blade is taller than most at the heel with a curve that allows rocking for dicing and slicing that I prefer. The handle has been improved to be even more slip-resistant than the earlier model - and the slight hook at the end of the handle is useful for controlling the blade when cutting things like melons or separating pork loin or beef roasts. The Bolster isn't over sized and thick at the heel. The heel of the blade is sharp (and can be made more so with sharpening in time) - something I require because I use it to eye potatoes. This knife holds a good edge after sharpening and touches up quickly with a steel between sharpening. It will cut through a tomato simply with its own weight (and it's a light-weight knife) - and is easily used/controlled when peeling tomatoes. All-in-all, this is the best 8" chef's knife I have ever used. It doesn't stain, can be washed in the dishwasher; and I replaced my Sabtier with it many years ago. I bought this knife mainly because I know my first Forschner 40520 may someday (most likely many years down the road) need to be replaced - and I couldn't take the chance of not being able to find another.
It is very well balanced, very sharp, and comfortable for use by persons with large or smaller hands!
This is an excellent knife ! You need to be careful you don't shave off a finger :-)
This is an excellent product! It met my expectations!
I bought the knife because it was well reviewed in Cook's Illustrated. They're right. It's an excellent knife.
This is a much better knife than the description talks about. It is very sharp, easy to manage and the handle will not slip in your hand, even when wet.
This knife is a joy to own. It performs exceptionally. A true value for the cost.
I purchased this knife after reading an article in Cooks Illustrated magazine. It was highly rated and justly so. It is a comfortable knife to use for everyday chopping and slicing. I really like the non-slip handle.
I love this knife and use it everyday! Be careful it is very sharp.
This chef's knife has a great balance and a comfortable handle. It is always sharp and ready to use. It continues to cut my cooking time the more I use it.
This is a great knife! I had first heard about this product on America's Test Kitchen--the PBS cooking show and true to their word it is a fabulous knife that makes cooking and chopping vegetables truly a pleasure. I highly recommend this knife to someone who is looking for an inexpensive chef's knife in order to improve their kitchen skills.
This is the best knife I have ever used.
This is a great knife! I have purchased two more for gifts.
I have never had a better knife- it is razor blade sharp and stays that way and is very comfortable in ones hand- Marcia S
This is a great knife! I bought this based on the review by Cooks Illustrated, and they were right on. The knife was sharp right out of the box, the handle was very comfortable and the shape made chopping very easy.
This is a great price and an even greater knife. It maintains sharpness!!!
It has excellent precision and excellent sharpness. Don't let the price fool you---this is a top-grade knife!
Simply put, you will NOT find a better knife at this price. I find I'm using it more and more, even over my more expensive knives. It is very sharp, handles very well, and great for general cooking needs. You'll miss out on a great deal if you don't get one for your kitchen.
I saw an article that rated this as the best knife and so far, I would have to agree!
This is a terrific product, and a great deal better than compared to the "name" brands which cost a lot more.
This is a fabulous knife, including the price. I've used more expensive knives, but never a better one. The balance is exceptional!
I purchased one of these as part of a gift basket I made up for Mothers day and my Mom loved it! She says it is her favorite knife! I bought another for my sister and one for myself and a few other sizes in the set for myself. They are great knives: not to heavy, balanced just right and very sharp! Dishwasher safe too!
This is the sharpest knife I have ever owned. It has a great handle and feel!
I am very happy with this knife. It is light weight yet solid and comfortable to handle.
It cuts like a dream!
This feels great and works like a charm!
This is an awesome knife. It is the only real knife I have owned so mine may not be the best opinion. I bought it because of the cooks illustrated review. It is very sharp.
It handles well, well balanced, and cuts beautifully.
This knife is awesome. It is extremely sharp and very sturdy. My mom tried it and wants one now.
I purchased this knife for use in a fifth wheel trailer. Space is an issue in a fith wheel, so many items have to handle extra duty. This knife is great for many uses. I highly recommend it.
This is the best chef's knife I have ever used. This is better than my other knife that cost more than $200!
I like the knife a lot. It feels good in the hand, and best of all it has a thin blade. It is excellent for slicing vegetables.
This was recommended to me by the chef at the hotel I work in...and he was so right! This is definitely the BEST knife for the money! I have stopped using all my other knives since I got this one....a must have for any person that likes to cook!
Cook's Illustrated rates this as the best knife for the price, and I believe them. The knife is very sharp and easy to handle. I sent one to my son, who is as impressed as I have been with mine. Cook's Illustrated says that a thinner blade makes this easier to use than others with a sharp edge but very thick blade.
I love this knife! It is very sharp, and comfortable to use.
This is a very good knife. It really maintains a sharp edge. I can see why restaurants choose these. The haandle is nice and fits my hands very comfortably.
This knife has made cutting and chopping vegetables a breeze. My wife and I both use it and love it. Anyone looking for a good chefs knife should buy this one. Also good delivery service!
The Victorinox knife is a delight. It replaces a Chicago Cutlery knife that required constant sharpening.
This is a great knife! I was very impressed with the quality. I was even more amazed by the incredibly low price. Two thumbs way up on this one.
This knife is SO sharp. It chops onions wonderfully and I was able to easily cut through the tough skin of a pineapple. I've had it for 3 months and just resharpened it so that the next time I cut through the pineapple it will again be like cutting through butter.
This is a wonderful chef's knife! Light, well-balanced, and razor sharp. Finally, I can really chop parsley and mince garlic & onions. I bought the knife because America's Test Kitchen gave it a "Best Buy". I'm delighted with my choice. Now, if it lasts for 5 years or more, I'll be a supremely happy cook!
Great knife and delivery was timely.
We ordered the 8" Victorinox chef's knife, Black Fibrox. The knife arrived as promised and I love the way it feels secure in my hand. This knife has a very good and stable handle. And I finally have a very sharp knife!
This is the best knife we own.
I'm delighted with the knife. Everything said in the review from Cooks Illustrated is completely accurate. I'll be buying more for gifts!
I saw this knife recommended in Cook's Illustrated - my kitchen 'bible'. Despite a rack of expensive European knives, I decided to try it. I have since bought another one for our office kitchen. What a great knife! It is incredibly sharp, and incredibly well-balanced, and so comfy in my hand. I'm more than satisfied.
I never use any other knife now. I had it for a few months now. I love the weight and the feel in my hands. I need to get another one for the downtime in the dishwasher.
The knife is sharp and well balanced. I had some doubts about the Fibrox handle including whether it would reduce the knife's heft. It actually seems substantial and is non-slip. For the price the rating would be 10 stars.
On the recommendation of America's Test Kitchen and the other reviews I read for the Victorinox chef's knife, I ordered the knife to give as a gift at Christmas. The first report from the recipient is that he likes the knife. I would definitely purchase this knife for myself and was very happy with your site. The knife arrived quickly and sending the blade protector after my complaint made me a very satisfied customer.
This got a great review from 'Chef's Illustrated', so I bought it for the chef in my life. She loves it, and says it's sharper and easier to use than her Henkels.
I love it! It is very sharp, handles well, and light. It is an excellent buy!
For trying to learn to prep like a chef this is a great tool. It is easy to handle and makes it a breeze cutting my ingredients.
Easy to order and received no problems. I like the knife.
I got it for my sister for Christmas. She seems to love it.
I read about this knife last year through the Cook's Illustrated website, where it not only won the title of best economy chef's knife (or something like that), but it also was the mainstay throughout the test kitchen. I'm only 21 (20 when I first got one), and am pretty new to cooking, but the thing really is amazing. Don't know what else to say, but it really is the best thing out there, even if you were to pay $100 more for something else, this would still be the better knife.
The blade, while ultra-light, the handle fits comfortably in the hand. All the reviews picking this knife as superb were correct on all fronts.
This is a terrific kitchen knife. It has become the main knife for preparing food.
I bought the knife because it was recommended by America's Test Kitchen. It was so fabulous that I bought more as gifts.
This item was rated tops in Cook Illustrated and speaking as a casual weekend chef I have to say that you will notice the difference with this knife. It cuts through everything as though it were butter. You don't have to exert a lot of force yet it slices through even the toughest of objects with ease. I was blown away by this knife.
This is the best knife I ever used!! It makes you look forward to cutting up all those veggies.
The 8" is fits my hand and it chops really well. I haven't had it long enough for it to be resharpened, but it holds an edge well.
This knife is very sharp and works great!
It's a fantastic knife, especially at this low price.
I read a review of this knife in a cooking magazine and it is everything they said it is. It is very sharp, holds an edge, and great balance to use. The price can't be beat.
They were given as gifts to 2 people at Christmas. They had requested them and are very pleased with them.
It has a nice balance, sturdy blade,and cuts great. I couldn't be happier.
This a very sharp knife. It is the best knife I have ever used.
I really like this knife. It's light but very sharp. Highly recommended!
My wife loves this knife she says it is the best she has ever used!
This knife was recommended by America's Test Kitchen, the publishers of Cook's Illustrated magazine. It is definitely the best chef's knife I've ever owned, and the price is very affordable.
Yo guys are the best!!! If I could give you 10+ stars I would. You really came through on the victorinox chef's knife so that I would have my brothers gift for Christmas. Thanks
It's a great knife, very sharp, comfortable to hold and well balanced. We are very pleased with this knife!
These are great knives. They are not only very comfortable to the hand, but retain their sharpness much longer than other knives I've tried.
It is perfect and as advertised. I will soon order another.
Fabulous! It's a winner! This is the best knife I have ever owned. I have other knives, but the Victorinox is by far the best balanced, sharpest, and most comfortable knife I have used. I liked this one so much, I have purchased 4 other Victorinox Fibrox knives and have not been disappointed.
This is a great knife all around. It stays sharp and easy to use.
I bought this for my daughter and she loves it! Great product!
I love the knife!
The knife is well balanced, has an incredible blade, and is a joy to use. I've used it primarily for chopping vegetables, and I use the blade flat to pick up the chopped food to place in the pot or bowl. I really like this knife and find it cuts better than some other high priced knifes I have.
I've been very happy with it. I would recommend this knife to someone who wants a good knife at a reasonable price.
I am a chef in a retirement community. I was referred to Victorinox knives years ago by a Sous Chef in the hotel industry. I bought your serrated victorinox knife and loved it for cutting fruit for displays. Then three years later bought the knife which I just bought from you ( the 8 in. chef) and always liked it. For the price and quality I find the Victorinox is of good quality.
It has good heft, balance and is a clean, solid blade. It is an excellent value!
This is a good weight, sturdy feel, extra sharp blade and phenomenal price. What's not to like? I bought this because I saw the America's Test Kitchen folks use it (and like it from their equipment reviews) and they were dead on. It is a Great Knife!
As owner of several brands of knives, I found my small Victorinox paring knives to be my very favorites. Therefore, when I needed another chef's knife, I will chose Victorinox. I am very pleased with this knife. It is sharp and lightweight, my first and foremost considerations. I am very pleased with this purchase.
This is an awesome knife with a great price! It is well-balanced, sharp, light and I love it.
This is a great knife! America's test kitchen was right. I can now chop onions with the best of them.
This is the best knife I've ever owned. It is well balanced, has a great "feel",and it is incredibly sharp. The Non-slip handle is a real plus!
This is the best chef's knife I've used, including some costing 3 times as much.
It is an inexpensive, light knife that is great for an extra knife around a kitchen or in a second home.
I Love this knife!
This a great knife. It is great for chopping but also sharp enough for slicing meat. The price can't be beat. I have many knives for cooking and serving, but this is the best.
I ordered the knife based on high ratings elsewhere. My initial impression was that the knife was too light. After some use, my initial impression was wrong. For chopping, the handle sits high, the knife rolls comfortably. It is a great tool!
I find this knife to be excellent. I use it every day. I do wonder,though, if it will need sharpening at some time in the future.
Cooks Illustrated rated this knife above all of the chef knives costing 3 and 4 times the price of this knife. I've tried several chef knives over the years and Cooks is right! This is an excellent knife. You won't be disappointed.
This is the best knife in my kitchen. Love it. It's a very sharp knife, I won't have to sharpen it for quite some time.
Has quickly become the most frequently used knife in the kitchen.
I've loved to cook for a long time but never thought that it was worth a small fortune to have an expensive knife. I've used various sets that were good deals and I thought they were good enough. But then watching America's Test Kitchen and their reviews, I thought it might be worth trying this one especially since it wasn't very expensive. Oh my, what a difference! It has totally changed some tasks into a breeze. It cuts through heavy going like butter, it's comfortable to use, it's just great and quite a good deal.
This knife is great. It's very sharp, nicely balanced, and comfortable to hold. I can slice and chop so much more quickly and efficiently with it. As soon as I got it I put away the similarly-priced Henckels I'd gotten at Target which had been frustrating me for some time. This knife is worth every penny.
I am extremely satisfied with the knife. An excellent bargain.
Nice weight and balance, great price. Very happy with this knife!
Beautiful knife and a great price. Thank you!
I confess I haven't had a truly good knife before, so anything with some quality might seem an improvement. Yet, I researched in Cooks Illustrated and online reviews and decided this was the knife for me. I couldn't believe the difference when I started using this knife. It is easy to grip--and I have very small hands--and it makes those chopping and prep chores I used to dread a pleasure. This is an excellent knife for any kitchen. It's well-balanced, comfortable grip, substantial, but not too heavy in the hand, and it has a good sharp edge. Treat yourself to this knife for what is a very reasonable price and enjoy cooking again. Good basic tools, such as a good chef's knife, DO make a difference, and this one is good for any kitchen,whether you cook up a storm or just cook occasionally.
I am very pleased with my purchase, not only because it makes slicing easy, but because it was very reasonably priced compared to other Chef knives on the market.
Excellent quality, excellent value
I have had this knife for about a month and have yet needed to resharpen it. It has become my favorite knife. The handle is comfortable in my hand and easy to grip. I also like that it's dishwasher safe. I will soon purchase the set!
I just love the heft of this knife. It seems to fit very naturally and comfortably in my hand, and my boyfriend says the same thing (his hand is much bigger). The blade holds a very nice edge, which I maintain with a Wusthof sharpener. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase.
I like the knife very much. It has a nice feel to it. I have other knives but this has become my favorite. My Henckels takes second place.
This is the second one we own, and have given others to friends. It would be easy to say for the money it has no equal, but we have tried most, if not all brands of 8" chef's knives one place or other and prefer this one over all the others - no matter the price. And speaking of price, it is probably the least expensive one out there.
We love the knife! The only drawback is that it is too big for our knife block. So we have to set it to the side.
Slices through vegetables like they were made of butter.
The knife was fine to use, however, it seemed to need sharpening immediately. It does work well and feels good in the hand.
I like the knife. It's sharp (unlike most of our other knives) and works well for chopping vegetables, garlic, etc. Next time I would buy the 6 inch version; but that's my personal preference.
This is a good knife and an excellent buy for the money.
Knife is well-balanced and easy to handle. It is also very sharp, which is good for chopping and slicing, but must be handled with care. I am very pleased with the knife.
It is a good knife for the price.
It is sharp and only time will tell how well it holds an edge but so far very good. This knife is well worth the price and better than more expensive ones.
Price, easy care , takes a good edge & holds it well . I have switched over to victorinox for all my kitchen now, my heckle & sabatier now just as spares . I find that they make fine gifts at reasonable prices.
Love it! This knife is well balanced and performs as well as high-end pieces priced 5 times more.
This is a great general purpose chef's knife. Its blade isn't as thick as some proffessional knives and probably won't take as many sharpenings as they will, but this knife also wasn't $250. I would recommend this knife to anybody who is serious about cooking in there own kitchen.
The knife was recommended by "Cook's Illustrated Magazine" and lives up to its recommendation. Good Value!
You can't beat it for the money!
Bought this based on a recommendation on a cook show on PBS. The knife though initially sharp had trouble cutting vegetables with smooth skin e.g tomatoes. Over a period of 30 days the sharpness waned and now it is our backup knife. Not impressed.
Cheap knife, cheap results. My budget restricts me from investing in a forged knife, however, I have used one and its performance makes the Victorinox feel like working with a butter knife. I will save my money and buy a real knife.
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