35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Most useful knife ever,
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This review is from: Victorinox 5-Inch Mini-Chef's Knife with Fibrox Handle (Kitchen)
We bought the 3-piece Victorinox chef's set a year ago. We love it, but frequently found that both my husband and I wanted to use the smallest (little over 4") knife in that set. So, I bought this 5" Chef's knife. Now we both want to use it all the time.
Like all the Victorinox chef's knives, this is wonderfully sharp, well-balanced, and has the great no-slip fibrox handle (which I at first thought seemed cheesy but now think is the greatest handle ever). But in addition, the angle (I think) of this blade somehow makes the knife miraculously fall through whatever you're cutting, almost without any expenditure of energy at all. It's a bit uncanny.
Also, the length seems perfect for most jobs . . . not at all unwieldy or scary like the longer ones, but long enough to just require a single fast smooth flow for most cutting tasks. Small and manageable enough that I don't use my paring knives anymore except when I want to peel something, but long enough that I avoid the anxiety of using the big chef's knives. Definitely worth the price.