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Victorinox Forged 8-Inch Chef's Knife

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  • All-purpose knife and a kitchen necessity; can be used for practically any kind of cutting job; 8-inch is great for small tasks and smaller hands
  • High carbon stainless steel provides maximum sharpness and edge retention; ice tempered to sustain sharpness longer and give desired effect when re-sharpened
  • Single-piece, full-tang construction; bolsterless edge for use of entire blades and ease of sharpening
  • Triple rivet handle ergonomically designed to provide optimum weight, balance, and comfort; plastic over molded (POM) handle will hold shape and not crack or separate from blade
  • Hand washing recommended; lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects; hot-drop forged in Germany, finished in Switzerland
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From the inventors of the famous Swiss Army knife comes a line of fine cutlery designed for accomplished and aspiring chefs at work or in the home. The Forged line gets its name from the construction of the knives' blades, which are hot-drop forged in Germany from high-carbon stainless steel. High-carbon steel provides maximum sharpness and edge retention. The knives are finished in Switzerland and ice tempered to sustain sharpness longer, even after resharpening. They feature a single-piece full-tang construction for stability and balance, as well as bolsterless edges for use of their entire blades and ease of sharpening. Triple-riveted for durability and ergonomically designed to provide optimum weight, balance, and comfort, the Plastic-Over-Molded (POM) handles will hold their shape and not crack or separate from blades. The Victorinox Forged collection is an extensive range with open-stock pieces as well as handy and versatile sets.

The 8-inch Chef's Knife is often referred to as a chef's best friend. The centerpiece of Victorinox's Forged collection, this knife is a versatile tool designed for chopping, mincing, and dicing. Sized for comfort, it's available in a 10-inch version as well. All Forged cutlery should be washed by hand for best care, and Victorinox covers each piece with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

From the Manufacturer

Victorinox
Who is Victorinox?
Although Victorinox is known the world over as the creator of the Original Swiss Army Knife, the company started out in 1884 as a cutlery workshop. By the time company creator Karl Elsener delivered his first pocket knife to the Swiss Army, his cutlery business was already booming. Over the next century, Victorinox cutlery became a top-rated choice among professionals worldwide, with over 300 blades to offer.

Victorinox knives have regularly appeared as highly ranked and recommended kitchen tools in Cook’s Illustrated, Men’s Health, The Cincinnati Enquirer, New York Magazine, and Natural Health, just to name a few. In 2009, the company announced a partnership with professional chef, Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park in New York City. In addition, building on the success of its cutlery business, Victorinox has brought all the same quality and expertise to a wider range of products and accessories, including other kitchen tools, pocket tools, watches, luggage, and clothing.

What is a forged blade?

Forging is the process by which metal is transformed into a knife’s shape. A forged knife requires more metal to make it, so it’s usually heavier and thicker than a stamped knife and, in many cases, is considered the stronger and superior blade. Forged knives usually have a steel bolster at the beginning of the handle and a tang that runs through the handle’s center. All Victorinox forged cutlery is hot-drop forged, which is a high-quality, time-tested method of manufacturing. Steel is super heated and placed under a multi-ton forging hammer, where it is hammered into the shape of the die. The hot metal is placed on the bottom part of the die and the top part of the die drops onto it with great force, causing the metal to spread into the shape of the die. This is only the first of many steps required by expert craftsmen. Additional processing, tempering, grinding, heat treating, polishing, and more, are the reasons why forged knives cost a bit more. Much more effort goes into their creation than in the creation of stamped blades.

What knives do I need to own?
Knife choice or selection is determined by many factors--size, function, style, and preference. The most important factor is function. Different knives have different uses. It is important to use the proper knife for a specific task, since proper knife selection and the use of a proper-sized, sharp knife make for safe cutting. General kitchen tasks and the knife to use for them are as follows:

Paring: The most common to own and use, a paring knife is generally for small cutting jobs and peeling of vegetables or fruit. The blade size is usually from three to four inches. Choose the shape and size to fit your hand. Since this is one of the more versatile knives, owning more than one is recommended.

Chef's: The most important tool and essential to every cook, a chef‘s knife is most often used in a rocking method to mince, dice, and chop vegetables and herbs. This one is known as the chef’s best friend.

Slicer: Most commonly used to slice meats, poultry, and seafood, the slicer is an important companion to any host or hostess.

Boning: As its name suggests, a boning knife is used to trim or remove meat and fish from the bone.

Bread: Designed with a special edge, a bread knife makes easy work of cutting through crusty bread, pastries, or any item with a crust and a soft interior.

Fillet: Most often used by pros and seasoned home chefs, the fillet knife is used to fillet meat and fish.

Cleaver: An important addition to any collection, a cleaver is often used to cut or chop through bones.

Santoku: This knife combines the features of a cleaver with a chef's knife. The curved blade helps the rocking motion used for chopping, and the wide blade works well for scooping sliced food off a cutting board and for crushing garlic. The santoku can also be used to slice meat and has a narrow spine for making thin cuts.

Utility: An all-purpose knife often referred to as a sandwich knife, the utility knife peels and slices fruits and vegetables, and even carves small meats.

Shaping: With its curved blade, a shaping knife is great for small precision cuts where control is essential, such as peeling, trimming, or garnishing.

What are the different knife edges and what do they do?
Straight: The vast majority of Victorinox knives come with a straight or fine edge. This means it has a perfect taper along the blade and no serrations. It is designed to cut without tearing or shredding.

Serrated: An edge designed with small, jagged teeth along the edge.

Scalloped: A blade with waves along the edge generally used to cut breads with a hard crust and soft interior, as well as tougher-skinned fruits and vegetables.

Granton: This edge has hollowed-out grooves or dimples on the sides of the blade. These grooves fill with the fat and juices of the product being cut, allowing for thin, even cuts without tearing. Even with the grooves, these are still straight-edge knives and can be honed with a sharpening steel.

How should I care for my cutlery?
After use, knives should not be allowed to soak in water. The best practice is to hand wash and dry them immediately. This is especially true if they have been used on fruit or salty foods, which may cause some staining, even on stainless steel. Most knives require very little maintenance and it is worth the effort to protect your investment.

Though Victorinox knives are dishwasher safe, this is strongly discouraged. The dishwasher’s agitation may cause damage. Additionally, harsh detergents can be harmful and cause pitting and spotting on the blades. The handles may also discolor and develop a white film with constant use of the dishwasher. Plus, intense heat associated with dishwashers is not good for the temper of the blade.

How do I keep my knives sharp?
All quality knives require proper maintenance to keep them in perfect cutting shape. The best of edges will quickly dull if it strikes metal, glass, or formica. A wooden cutting board makes the best cutting surface. And, if a slip occurs, a proper cutting board is safer for the user. Frequent use of a Victorinox sharpening steel will keep blades in tip top working condition. All straight-edge knives need steeling to keep their edges.

How to steel a knife

How to Steel a Knife
1. Hold the steel firmly in your left hand with the guard positioned to stop the blade should it slip.
2. Hold the knife in your right hand and place on top part of steel as shown.
3. Raise back of blade one-eighth inch.
4. Now, moving the blade only, draw it across the steel in an arching curve, pivoted at your wrist. The blade tip should leave the steel about two-thirds of the way down.
5. Repeat the same action with the Blade on the bottom side of the steel. Always maintain the same pressure and angle on both sides of the steel.
6. Repeat five or six times.

When a sharpening steel no longer does the job, it’s time to take the knife to a qualified knife sharpener who will place a new edge on it. This, along with use of the sharpening steel, will give you many years of sharp, safe blades.

Please note that electric knife sharpeners can be harmful. They have to be used carefully as they remove too much metal, can harm the temper of the blade, and most important can change the factory-applied edge angle.

How should I store my knives?
Safety is the biggest concern of storage, both to the user and to protect the knife's edge. Choices include a knife magnet, knife block, drawer insets, and also individual knife protectors.


Product Details

Size: 8 Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 1.5 x 16.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0017JWM2C
  • Item model number: 7.7403.20G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,680 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D4RK5H0T on April 9, 2011
Size: 10 Inch Verified Purchase
The things I like best about this knife are the relatively wide blade (compared to other 10" chefs knives), the balance and weight, the shape of the handle (seems to conform to my large hands particularly well) and especially the lack of a bolster, which allows you to use/sharpen the entire edge of the knife. I've bought them all (shun, Global, kyocera, wustof, furi, etc.) I don't know the last time I was able to use one chef's knife for a month let alone 3 without wanting to try something else.With this knife, I'm done buying chef's knives, its perfect.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Y. W. on April 29, 2010
Size: 8 Inch Verified Purchase
I purchased this on the recommendation of Chef Michel Courtine. It is very sharp, as expected, and time will tell how the edge will hold up. But I did find the knife extremely well balanced - better than I had hoped. It easily becomes an extension of your arm when using it. I'll be buying other forged styles.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Grant on December 26, 2012
Size: 10 Inch Verified Purchase
Very thin blade and sharp. Nice curve to the blade. Great addition to my kitchen. Recommend it as a LARGE chef's knife (I'm more comfortable with the 8" for every day cutting).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. V. Upshur on June 3, 2012
Size: 8 Inch
WOW, what a difference. Cuts through everything "just like butter". All my chopping issues are greeting with glee, no longer the "this stuff will be all over the board" woes. The job goes fast and easy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on July 17, 2013
Size: 8 Inch Verified Purchase
Slices dices chops and cuts through any and everything I may desire. Including fingertips. Use the correct knife skills and you'll be fine, you won't be able to use any other knife!!
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By Macanoodough on December 19, 2013
Size: 10 Inch Verified Purchase
This product ranked #1 by chefs participating in a blind test for a popular chef's periodical beating out all the self acclaimed top tier brands. I have been using Victorinox before they bought Forschner and they have been making knives longer than most. Always the best balanced and the perfect stainless/carbon blend blade that keeps it's edge. I hardly ever used a stone on it back in the day and now-a-days I use a hand held portable sharpener. 2 swipes at most on the coarse and 3 on the fine honing slot and she razor sharp with the perfect angle and ready to go!
Like any good knife that is carbon/stainless mix, keep it away from the hot water super charger used in most restaurants today. Do not put this in the dish machine or on a sharpening wheel as it tends to over heat the blade as well and it will discolor. It is stainless, but not surgical so keep that in mind.
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By BigDaddy72 on February 14, 2014
Size: 10 Inch Verified Purchase
I bought these as groomsmen gifts and now I want one for myself. The knife is big, really big, but if you have big hands and want to take on a big job, then it will feel fine. The weight is heavy which it should be for a knife this big, but it is easy to maneuver and control as long as you have some skills. It is sharp out of the box, only time will tell if it holds the edge for long.
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Size: 8 Inch Verified Purchase
This beautiful knife is perfectly balanced. You just move it through food--cutting is effortless. Everyone else has reviewed it in more detail, so I won't repeat them. Suffice it to say, I just can't get over it! I wish I'd bought one of these years ago.
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