Victorinox Swiss Army 3-1/4-Inch Fibrox Straight Edge Paring Knife, Black
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- 3-1/4-inch paring knife for coring, dicing, and mincing fruits and vegetables
- Stamped from stain-resistant, high-carbon steel
- Ergonomically designed, synthetic polypropylene handle
- Precisely tapered from base to tip, no bolster
- Hand-washing recommended, limited lifetime warranty
- Precisely tapered from base to tip; no bolster
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
- Hand-washing recommended; limited lifetime warranty
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Top Customer Reviews
What is the best thing in a knife is how long it keeps it's edge and how well it sharpens. This knife beats any other brand in this category. Yes the handle is simple and small.
No other knife let's me slice a block of hard cheese paper thin without much thinking about it and other's always drift. The beauty is in the thin blade...it is not flimsy...thinness of the blade is what makes the knife and yet it is durable.
I generally use Wusthof Classic knives, including a Wüsthof Gourmet 4-Inch Paring Knife that costs $19. That's enough to buy three of these perfect little Forschner knives and still have some money left over. Do yourself a favor and buy the three Forschner ones.
Since my original purchase, I have bought at least 5 more of these knives for myself and others. Never will your loved ones be so thankful for a $5 gift!
I've had these knives for a while and have had no issues with them losing sharpness -- I occasionally run the knife over a sharpening steel just to make sure the blade is still aligned, but it really shouldn't require any care. And if you do have any problems -- hey, it only cost five bucks.
But there are a few reasons I feel this knife falls short for most potential consumers. One of the biggest - the standards of Forschner's excellent and popular 8-inch chef's knife are not met in this product.
I've owned a forschner chef's knife for a while now. Like most, I was impressed with the quality and bargain. So I had fairly high hopes for the paring knife. But when this knife arrived, I noticed a few things.
1) It was quite thin and flexible, bordering on flimsy. No big deal, for a paring knife. I wasn't planning on using it to cut through bone anyway and being thin is useful for a lot of things. In fact, I've come to think this is a major strength of this knife - a thin knife cuts with less resistance and there's no reason for most people to want a thick heavy-duty paring knife that I can think of.
2) It wasn't polished to a mirror shine like the chef's knife. Again, though some claim a glossier knife sticks less to food, I don't really find there to be much of a functional difference, especially for a knife of this size.
3) The handle is nylon and not fibrox. I'd have known this of course if I'd read the description better. Still, I sort of liked the feel of the fibrox on the chef's knife and wish that forschner had some paring knives with the feature. (Maybe they even do, I don't know. BTW I have no idea what fibrox actually is except that it's some sort of plastic.)
4) The handle is very small, even on the "large handle" version.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this knife! It's one of my numerous Victorinox "go-to" knives.Published 6 days ago by D. Bloom
This knife lives up to the reviews on outside sites. Love it so much I gave one to my sister! And I cut up everything with this!Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This little knife has long been the go-to cutting implement in our kitchen. Handles well, sharpens easily, light and simple. A good buy.Published 12 days ago by slow mover