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Victorinox 48042 Cutlery 3-Piece Paring Knife Set
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- 3 1/4" parer with a spear point
- 2 1/4" parer with a bird's beak tip
- 3 1/4" parer with a wavy edge and a spear point
- For deveining shrimp
- For peeling and slicing
- 3-1/4-inch straight-edge parer, 2-1/4-inch bird's beak parer, and 3-1/4-inch wavy-edge parer
- High-carbon, stainless-steel blades hand-finished at Victorinox in Switzerland by skilled craftsmen
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Top Customer Reviews
They are reasonably priced, keep their edge, and are balanced.
I think they are better than my high-priced, over-rated Henckels knives.
It's great to find a reasonably-priced quality product.
10/09- I've used these knives now for over a year and they sharpen up quickly and easily with this handy little sharpener: B0002JENO8 I am very happy with both of these purchases and recommend them.
9/15- I still have and use these knives daily. They hold their sharpness quite well for my needs, (though I am not a professional chef), and are very comfortable to use for me. I am an average sized, early 60's woman, and use these knives for a multitude of tasks. The 3 1/4" parer with a wavy edge is my most often used and I don't bother putting it in a drawer as I use it that many times a day! Love it!
Honestly, I haven't really found much use for the other two knives in this package, as they're specialty knives, and I don't do a whole lot of the peeling which they're useful for. The normal paring knife is fine for most non-peeling sorts of tasks.
But, for $10, you're not going to find a better paring knife. The only way you're going to get something better is to spend four or five times as much, and I'd rather just buy a new one of these every few years (under heavy use). (As another reviewer said, they're quite thin, so sharpening would be a pain -- I haven't had to do so, yet.)
From a technical perspective, I stand by what I wrote about reduced sharpness in light use. But after a couple years of use, I have changed my mind about the value of this knife set. It is indeed one of the most handy tools in the kitchen. The advantages of the paper weight become clear. Even though I have another forged paring knife, I prefer to use Victorinox for ease of maneuver. The cutting edges, although losing the factory sharpness initially, never become too dull to use. For practical purposes, they are holding up very well. I'd be giving it a more positive rating today, and recommend it to other shoppers.
As for the wavy edge and the birds beak i do not really use that often. For fruit I sometimes use the birds beak parer but generally find the straight edge easier to use.
This set is not perfect though, the handles are not the same type of grippy fibrox used in the larger kitchen knives, I really liked that feature like in the chef's knife when things got wet or oily. another thing, though the knives were sharp out of the box, the thinness of the metal, which gives it flexibility, creates an edge that gets worn easily, for the straight knife thats not much of a problem, but for the other two sharpening I imagine would be a hassle. Then again you can always just get another set as they are priced so low.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very comfortable to use. And they keep an edge very well that is resharpened quickly with a few strokes on the ceramic rod.Published 13 days ago by Tom S.
A little cheap looking compared to their other knives but all in all a good set for the pricePublished 16 days ago by Catnaprr
This is a terrific set of small knives.
Easy to sharpen.
These little knives are perfect for my little hands, they are my new go to knives. I moved the bigger, expensive knives to the back of the drawer, I will use them for breads and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
these knives are the BEST!!! fabulous price and super fast shipping!Published 2 months ago by Patty L. Till