Victorinox 4-Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Straight Blade, Spear Point, Black
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- Multipurpose straight edge paring knife designed for garnishing, mincing, peeling, slicing and dicing with razor sharp, laser-tested, tapered knife edge, which is ground to form an exacting angle to hold a sharp edge longer and ensure maximum cutting performance and durability
- The ergonomically designed Swiss Classic handle is inspired by our professional Fibrox Pro line and provides a sure grip and easy handling, even when wet
- Featuring a short blade for enhanced accuracy and precision, this paring knife is optimally built for jobs where control is essential
- Expertly crafted in Switzerland since 1884; designed for professionals who use knives all day, every day; lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship
- Perfect for more intricate jobs such as peeling fruits and vegtables or deveining shrimp but also versatile enough for bigger jobs like chopping and slicing
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When it comes to precision and accuracy, the paring knife is every chef's answer. This 4" Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Spear Point is extremely sharp and ready for anything from slicing and dicing to peeling and garnishing. The smooth, uniform cuts will help you make every meal a work of art. With the 4" Swiss Classic Paring Knife you can expertly remove pepper seeds, core an apple, trim beans, and devein shrimp with ease.
A versatile paring knife is an essential tool in every kitchen. Like the chef's knife, a paring knife is meant to be used for a wide array of jobs; however, the first and foremost function of a paring knife is detail work and greater control. Its slightly curved blade and pointed tip even resemble a chef's knife, but, is a fraction of the size, which makes it great for small, precision cuts where control is essential. The 4" blade length, slightly longer than the standard 3 1/4" parer, offers additional strength when slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables. The pointed tip allows you to make intricate cuts or check the tenderness of meat and vegetables. With increased maneuverability and dexterity, you'll find endless opportunities to utilize this nimble knife.
Featuring a world-renowned blade and perfect balance, the 4" Swiss Classic Paring Knife provides a professional-grade tool optimized for home use. The tapered knife edge is ground in two directions to hold a sharp edge longer, and can easily be brought back to its original sharpness.
We’ve selected the best attributes derived from our rich commercial heritage and modified them to suit the home chef. The Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Classic collection offers a contemporary handle, inspired by our patented Fibrox Pro line. Designed to minimize wrist tension while providing a secure grip, the contoured nylon handle is both lightweight and durable, making these knives seem less likes tools and more like an extension of your hand.
Whether a seasoned, or novice home chef, Victorinox Swiss Army offers not only the right tools and the know-how, but most importantly, the confidence to achieve one’s culinary aspirations. Expertly crafted in Switzerland since 1884, Victorinox offers a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.
In 1937 Victorinox began selling cutlery in America through a Connecticut distributor called R.H. Forschner & Co. A well-known manufacturer of butcher scales, Forschner soon became the exclusive U.S. distributor for Victorinox knives, and was the name by which Victorinox knives were known.
In 2011 Victorinox began marketing all its product lines, including kitchen knives, under the common umbrella name by which the company is now popularly known – Victorinox Swiss Army.
Care and Use
Be good to your knives and they’ll be good to you. Following these simple guidelines will ensure that you get the longest life out of your knife!
Victorinox Swiss Army recommends washing all knives by hand. For best results, hand wash your knives with a soapy cloth and dry immediately.
While Swiss Classic knives are dishwasher safe, we recommend hand washing as dishwashers are designed to spray water at a relatively high pressure, which can jostle the silverware and cause the knives to collide, dulling the edge.
Maintaining your Knife’s Edge
For optimum performance, knives should be honed after every couple of uses. Proper and frequent use of a honing steel will keep your knives sharper and performing at their best, but remember that a honing steel will not sharpen a dull knife. Honing steels are maintenance tools and are used to help keep an already sharp blade from degrading. During use, a knife edge becomes rolled or turned from direct contact with cutting boards, bones or other hard objects. In this case, honing is necessary to straighten the edge of the knife. After significant use, the steel particles become damaged and the edge cannot be brought back by honing, so sharpening is necessary. If your knives are dull, pitted, or you see visible nicks on the cutting edge, you’ll need to sharpen with a Swiss Sharp Handheld Sharpener (49002) or bring to a professional for re-sharpening.
History and Heritage
In 1884, Master Cutler Karl Elsener opened a cutlery shop in Ibach, Switzerland. There, he and the cutlers’ union he formed produced the finest steel cutlery, finished with the now-famous proprietary edge preferred globally by professional and home cooks. In 1891, Karl supplied the Swiss Army with its standard issue Soldier’s Knife and in 1897 with the Officer’s Knife. In 1921, after the death of his mother, Victoria, and with the advent of stainless steel, then known as “inoxydable” and used in the production of his cutlery, Karl changed the name of the company to Victorinox. It is from those humble beginnings that a worldwide icon was born.
Today, Victorinox is still owned and operated by the Elsener family, and both the company and family still resides in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland."
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I am nearing my mid-30s, and I have never owned a "real" knife before. My knives have always been hand-me-downs, or whatever I could find at Target for the cheapest price. I struggled with cutting anything, always having to saw back and forth, and because of this, cooking became a chore for me and I always found excuses not to cook (or to cook things that didn't require cutting anything). I never knew the value of having a good knife until I used a Victorinox knife that my boyfriend owns.
HOLY COW, what a difference a good knife makes! I immediately purchased this paring knife and the 8-inch chef's knife. These things just glide effortlessly through anything (including, I would imagine, fingers... so be careful!). I actually look forward to cooking and using them now, and I eat a lot more fruits and vegetables because I know it won't be a pain to cut them. Paying $53 for two knives was a hard pill to swallow for me, but trust all the reviews. These are worth every penny and then some!
CONS: Handle is thin, hard plastic. The handle is hard to grip especially with wet hands. The four inch blade is just a little too long for my taste...you might like it.
OVERALL: Good paring knife for the price. Like the blade geometry better than my Wusthof paring knives and much, much cheaper though the handle needs improvement,
I also own (and have used for many years) the Victoronox 4" Utility Knife. More or less the same thing but with a different shaped handle. Not fair to really say one is better or more comfortable than the other but they do have completely different feels. I think I prefer the utility knife but that may be because I have become so acustomed to it that if just feels natural. I use it 5 days a week in my job. This was my first try with this paring model and imagine that it will grow on me as well.
I assume that like the utility knife, with abuse (like using it as a box knife- oops) the blade could snap and/or the handle could easily break... at no fault of the knife's.
I plan to continue to be a repeat customer of Victronix knifes.
I received nothing in exchange for this review and paid full price for the item!
I did a lot of research before buying this knife and it really paid off. My wife and I had originally received a knife set as a wedding gift. Unfortunately it began to rust within weeks. I realized that I couldn't trust most name brand sets unless they had great reviews.
UPDATE: After 2+ months.
The knife is still virtually as good as new. The blade is extremely sharp and there is no noticeable wear on the knife. I have noticed the fibrox handle is extremely durable. I am very pleased so far.
My only legitimate gripe with this was the packaging. This came in an orange padded envelope, and the only thing around the knife, besides the envelope itself, was a thin, stick-on plastic fingerprint cover. This led to me stabbing my leg through the package as I brought my mail inside.
The above complaint doesn't keep this from being a good product - it's just a warning to anyone who buys this to exercise caution once it's delivered.