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Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife 40520, 47520, 45520 Frustration Free Packaging
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- Multipurpose chef's knife designed for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing with razor sharp, laser-tested, tapered knife edge is ground to form an exacting angle, to hold a sharp edge longer and ensure maximum cutting performance and durability
- Ergonomically designed, non-slip Fibrox Pro handle provides a sure grip and easy handling even when wet, making each knife safer and more efficient
- “Highly Recommended” for over 20 years by a leading gourmet consumer magazine that features unbiased ratings and reviews of cookware and kitchen equipment
- Expertly crafted in Switzerland since 1884; designed for professionals who use knives all day, every day; lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship
- Swiss item #: 5.2063.20 is imprinted on the blade. This is the same exact knife as 40520, 47520, 45520, and 47520.US2. The only difference is how the knife is packaged.
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A great all-rounder. Your favorite and ours, the 8" Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife can handle nearly every kitchen task imaginable. “Highly Recommended” for over 20 years by a leading gourmet consumer magazine that features unbiased ratings and reviews of cookware and kitchen equipment, this Chef's Knife is preferred due to its comfortable handle, superior weight and balance, and razor sharp edge that rarely requires re-sharpening. Tested against dozens of other chef’s knives, some with price tags nearly 10 times the cost of this knife, the 8” Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife is still the one to beat!
An all-purpose chef's knife is an essential tool in every kitchen. The Fibrox Pro 8" Chef’s Knife is optimally weighted with high-quality, lightweight European steel that reduces hand and wrist fatigue, making it feel less like a knife and more like an extension of the hand. Perfectly suited for dicing onions, mincing shallots, chopping herbs, crushing garlic, slicing meats of all varieties, and shredding cabbage, its versatility will quickly make it your go-to knife.
At 8", this knife offers the heft needed to complete larger tasks effortlessly, while still allowing for perfect maneuverability on smaller tasks that a larger, bulkier knife may not be able to accomplish as easily. The overall shape of the blade, with a long, sloping curve, lends itself to “rocking” very well, allowing one to mince and chop with ease, while the flat spine allows you to comfortably press down on the blade when extra power is needed to slice through hard-skinned items like acorn, or butternut squash.
The ergonomic, non-slip patented Fibrox Pro handle was designed to minimize wrist tension while providing a secure, comfortable grip no matter the size of your hand or where you are gripping the handle. Both lightweight and durable, the textured handle offers perfect balance and feels secure even when greasy or wet, allowing for precise and effortless cuts every time.
For all of these reasons, Fibrox Pro cutlery has been the choice of culinary professionals for decades, and also due in part to the fact that it is hygienic and dishwasher safe. The National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) certifies that this product is made to the highest sanitary standards, so you can cut with confidence.
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.
Please NOTE that this item ships with the International item number 5.2063.20 on the blade and not 47520, 40520, 45520, or 47520.US2, but is the same 8" Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife.
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 Fibrox Pro 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.
Top customer reviews
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I'm shocked at how good this knife is for the price. This is without a question, the best Chef's Knife for the price.
Here is what I like about each:
-Victorinox is very sharp and cuts precisely. Includes a plastic sheath to protect the knife when not in use.
-Wolfgang Puck has very little I like about it besides the price.
-Cutco has a contoured handle that feels very comfortable in your hand. It has stayed sharp with minimal sharpening required over the last decade. The quality is good.
-Wusthof is the only one with a very good, balanced weight. Quality is also the best. Also is very sharp and cuts precisely.
Here is what I don't like about each:
-Victorinox has a plastic handle that feels a little cheap, and the weight is not very heavy or balanced.
-Wolfgang Puck does not stay sharp or cut very precisely. Doesn't have a good weight either.
-Cutco has an okay weight. Heavier than the Victorinox and Wolfgang, but not as balanced or heavy as the Wusthof.
-Wusthof doesn't have many negatives besides the price.
I end up using the Victorinox more than the other knives, because I don't have to worry about the care or damaging it as much since it's a fraction of the price, and it works really well. If I'm cutting up quite a few items, I'll use the Wusthof because the weight does help to make it a little less work in the end.
If you want the best knife, purchase the Wusthof, but if you want a good knife for a good price, this is definitely the one to go with.
I received it last week and while sliding it out of its "protective" case it sliced through the case and my finger. I ended up having to go get 5 stitches. Just be careful because this thing is SHARP!!! I got a good knife out of the deal and a sweet battle wound :p
Very sharp and is able to easily make clean cuts through a sheet of paper and will chop/dice through hard vegetables like potatoes and carrots with ease. The handle is a comfortable shape for my hands and the shape of the blade is good to use with lots of versatility around the kitchen (as any decent chef knife should). my only complaint would be the handle end is kind of light so it isn't the most well balanced but for the price point you can't beat it. The knife is good enough to get it sharpened and maintain it with regular honing but cheap enough that it won't break the bank like a higher end chefs knife.
If you don't have a storage solution look into getting a blade safe/cover and if you don't already have one a honing steel so the blade doesn't dull out.
I've spent 4 hour shifts in a volunteer kitchen, going through box after box of various meats and veg with the Victorinox. It's great. Hit it with a sharpening steel before you go to town and it holds it's edge admirably. It also takes a "real" sharpening with a stone well.
I use this as my main chef's knife. This knife is extremely sharp and does the job. Whenever my boyfriend and I cook alongside each other, we jokingly fight over this knife and dread using the other knives in my kitchen.
The weight is heavy enough to be able to add some power with every chop (though don't slam your knives into anything!).
The handle is a bit bulky and may not fit as comfortably for women with very small hands (I'm 5'2'' 110lbs). However, it has not caused me much distress otherwise.
Most recent customer reviews
Still sharp. May need to sharpen soon.
Cuts my finger if I'm not careful while washing.
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