Victorinox Forged 8-Piece Knife Set with Block
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- Includes 3-1/2-inch parer, 6-inch boning, 8-inch slicer, 8-inch chef’s, 9-inch bread, sharpening steel, kitchen shears, 9-slot hardwood storage block
- 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 edges for use of entire blades and ease of sharpening
- Triple rivet handles ergonomically designed to provide optimum weight, balance, and comfort; plastic over molded (POM) handles 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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|Item Dimensions||6 x 9 x 16 in||9.25 x 17.38 x 6 in||2 x 14 x 1 in||—|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Size||8 Piece||8 Pc Fibrox||6 Piece||10 Inch|
Victorinox, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife, has been crafting fine cutlery since the later 1800's. The Victorinox master cutlers have applied their unique ingenuity and techniques to design the highest quality, forged cutlery line. This fine cutlery is hot-drop forged and ice tempered by master forgers in Solingen, Germany exclusively for Victorinox, then shipped to Victorinox in Switzerland for application of their famous proprietary sharp edge and rigid quality control finishing. The result is beautifully balanced, perfectly weighted full tang construction, an intuitively engineered comfortable handle, a high carbon, no stain, high polished forged steel blade with an edge that retains its razor sharpness. 8-piece Knife Block Set includes: 3.5-inch Parer for precision cutting; 6-inch Boning Knife for precise control when separating meat from the bone; 8-inch Slicer for caring neat and even slices; 8-inch Chef's Knife for practically any cutting job; 9-inch Bread Knife for cutting through hard crust or peel without squashing the tender middle inside; Sharpening Steel for keeping knives razor sharp; Kitchen Shear for opening packaging, trimming dough, snipping herbs, even opening bottles; 9-slot Hardwood Block to store and protect knives and has room to add 2 more knives to your collection.
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1- 6-inch boning was missing from set
2- The other knife I received the brand Forschner instead of Victorinox
your Answer: I'm sorry to hear 6-inch boning was missing from set. I'm not able to replace individual pieces from a set. I understand you've received the brand Forschner instead of Victorinox.
I did a lot of comparisons when looking for a knife set to purchase at this price range. While I _personally_ would have preferred a smaller set of better knives (say Shuns), it seems that most people prefer a more complete set - go figure. That being the case, as I looked around on Amazon, I didn't find many knife sets at this price range that didn't have "gaps" between the block and the knives; most sets had a block that had empty slots. I also liked the more contemporary and modern lines of the knives.
As for the performance and ergonomics? I can't say - yet. But MOST people also aren't knife nuts like me and a set like this would perform as well or better than their daily use, stamped steel knives. The important thing is that your average 20-something venturing out on their own will really love this knife set for their home or apartment.
The handles themselves are weighted, well rounded,and called an ergonomic design. They are a little longer than most and raised towards the rear. This allows the heel of the palm, to assist more in cutting and in theory, reduce fatigue in extended use. They fit all hands well but those with chubby or large hands have found their knife. I found them roundish and comfortable but didn't notice a huge difference between these and the classic style.
The bolster (metal between the handle and blade) doesn't extend to the bottom of the blade. This is an advantage for some slicing operations and doesn't give the knife that worn out look after repeated sharpening.
The 20cm (8") Chef's knife has the largest handle of the set and weighs in at 293 grams; with balance on the handle side of the bolster. This is close to perfect for a heavier professional knife, where the weight can assist in cutting. Interestingly enough at the halfway length of the blade, 10mm in from the edge, the blade thickness measured 1.1 mm. Just about a perfect balance between a thin (for ease of cutting) but weighty blade. I am impressed with this particular knife. The carver weighs 206 grams and the Santoku 214 grams and both feel good in the hand.
After several weeks of favourable use, I sharpened the knives to a standard 20 degree grind. This sharpening is where I often find quality or lack of it in a knife, which you can't see on purchase. They sharpened without much burr, indicating between a medium to hard, fine grained, well tempered steel. The surprise came on the sharpness test. Rarely have I had knives come out this sharp from a standard sharpening routine. In daily use the edges held well, didn't chip (unlike many of the harder Japanese knives) and a good edge came back with a few strokes from a carbide (Accusharp type) sharpener. The only minor change I would make to the set, is to the Santoku knife. There I would add a bit more taper from the bolster to the blade, to allow for a little more pinching between the thumb and index finger for some slicing operations. Plus I would prefer the grooves on the blade to be higher up, as they may become too close to the edge after several years of sharpening. A preference only and not really a fault.
I am a retire e who sharpens a couple hundred knives a year(for pocket money)and owns or has owned many expensive, moderate and cheap knives. The Victorinox Forged Knife Set has in practical use, been just about perfect for me. I highly recommend their purchase and they are worth the premium price. UPDATE: After several months of use. The Santoku is a real performer and ideal for the expensive minimalist who wants to own just one knife. It is the knife I now INSTINCTIVELY use for most cutting. It is hard to quantify but it has a feel/weight/edge/comfort/balance that merge together for a superb knife. Secondly I am surprised by how good and how often I pull the kitchen scissors from the block.