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Victorinox 47508 3-1/4-Inch Paring Knife


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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
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Victorinox 47508 3-1/4-Inch Paring Knife + Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife 40520, 47520, 45520, 5.2063.20 + AccuSharp 001 Knife Sharpener
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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0001V3UYG
  • Item model number: 47508
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (485 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,937 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

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The R H Forschner by Victorinox Paring 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. Although cutlery steel is naturally sanitary, materials and construction details of the handle minimize crevices what would offer hospitality to bacteria. T he Model Numbers 40508 and 45508 are the same item in different packaging.

Customer Reviews

This is a very sharp knife.
Yabgirl
This is a great little paring knife, very reasonably priced, sharp, and good Swiss Steel.
Alan
I sure hope it lasts a long time.
Traci R. Keen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

106 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Matenai on February 7, 2008
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This knife was bought out of jar on the counter of the Robertson's Meats main store in OK. I got it as a whim needing to cut a summer sausage in the car. What a surprise...it has been great and I have bought 3 more.

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.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Scott Howard on August 1, 2008
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For someone who really gets into cooking, a knife this size gets probably more use than any other. It's just right for detail work like garlic, ginger, etc. I trust the Victorinox brand, I have owned Victorinox knives in one form or another for 30 years. The only ones that I am not still using are ones that I have lost. For the price, I don't know if there's anything out there that would come close to what you're getting with this knife.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Becky L on March 23, 2008
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This knife is handy for peeling apples and also for slicing. The knife is small and lightweight with good balance and the handle is textured so it doesn't slip. And it's sharp! I've used it to slice lemons, carrots, potatoes, apples, etc. and it cuts smoothly with little effort. This is a smaller than usual paring knife; I think the standard size has a 4" blade, but the length is great for fine mincing of garlic and herbs. Good value for the money.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Adam Giblin on May 9, 2008
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This is absolutely the best paring knife I've ever purchased. I bought it after reading in Cooks Illustrated that it beat its more expensive peers in essentially all of their tests, and it has done the same in my kitchen. It is a little more flexible than most paring knives, though still rigid enough to be used with anything. I end up using it for tasks that would normally require a much larger chef's knife because it's so convenient and comfortable.

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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chuck C. on March 25, 2008
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Everything I am looking for in a paring knife... I will be buying another one after discovering how great it works for me. Fantastic price for such an awesome knife.
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172 of 235 people found the following review helpful By Joanna T. Prout on March 1, 2009
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First off, I am a bit conflicted in giving this product 3 stars because it is a product that I still use and generally enjoy, and I got it for only $5 bucks (it's a bit more expensive now, but not much).

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.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Nelson on December 22, 2007
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I bought this to replace one of my two Whustoff paring knives (I won't admit here what I was doing when I damaged it.) I had read some time back that Cooks Illustrated really liked the Forschner boning knife so I thought I'd give their paring knife a try. It is not a Whustoff, but for the money this is an excellent little knife. A true value.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Minor on May 27, 2008
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This is a great little knife for a great price! I have an assortment of more expensive paring knives, none of which keeps an edge for very long. This one keeps its edge, is light and easy to hold, and was cheap.
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