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Forschner 3.25" Paring Knife
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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
- Polypropylene handle is dishwasher safe and highly durable; ergonomically designed for a non-slip grip
- Featuring a short blade for enhanced accuracy and precision, this paring knife is optimally built for jobs where control is essential
- Perfect for more intricate jobs such as peeling fruits and vegetables or trimming beans, but also versatile enough for bigger jobs like dicing an onion or slicing mangos
- Expertly crafted in Switzerland since 1884; designed for professionals who use knives all day, every day; lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship
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This item Victorinox 3.25 Inch Paring Knife with Straight Edge, Spear Point, Black
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|Blade Material Type||Steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Item Dimensions||3.75 x 17 x 1.5 in||0.75 x 8.5 x 0.66 in||0.8 x 7.5 x 0.5 in||3.15 x 11.02 x 0.24 in||3 x 12 x 1 in||2.5 x 11.75 x 0.66 in|
|Material Type||High Carbon Stainless Steel Cutlery||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
Featuring world-renowned sharpness and a mirror-polished finish, Forschner knives and scissors offer innovation, functionality and quality. Historically a premier choice of culinary professionals, it is still preferred by professionals today. Renowned for its extremely sharp, Swiss made, steel blades from Victorinox, Forschner provides professionals in food processing/preparation and the commercial fishing industry with superior quality, value-priced cutlery that enhances performance and increases productivity. The ergonomically-designed handles provide a secure grip and easy handling and the sharp edging makes for easy carving, slicing, or paring. Lifetime warranty against original manufacturer's defects. Dishwasher safe. Forschner's extensive series of fishing knives are utilized worldwide in the commercial fishing industry.
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Top Customer Reviews
The biggest down side is that the polypropylene handle gets very slippery when working with the knife - even if cutting something that doesn't have much juice, like an apple. It worries me that I'll slip and cut myself. I am constantly pausing to wipe down the handle while cutting something. I don't think I'll buy any more knives with this type of handle.
JAN 2015 UPDATE:
I am removing a star from my review. The blade is still very sharp but the very tip has bent a bit - this occurred just when cutting an apple. (The knife didn't even get stuck! The blade was straight beforehand, then when the apple was sliced, the bend was there.) In addition, I am constantly worried that the blade is going to snap somewhere - or maybe even come free from the handle, though I think snapping is more likely. I do not use it for heavy duty cutting. It is a paring knife and used primarily for cutting small fruit. Cutting apples is the most "harsh" task the knife faces! I treat my knives very well and am not rough with them so I know it's not a user/abuse caused problem. I may have to retire this little knife as I am in constant fear of this blade snapping and it has developed a very slight "wobble".
My 10 year old Wusthof paring knife, which was $6 at a housewares store in NYC, is still perfect. I think I need to seek out another of those as a replacement and forget the Victorinox.
MAR 2016 UPDATE:
I have since donated this knife and replaced it with a Victorinox paring knife with a Fibrox handle. So far it has been working out well - handle does not get slippery like the polypropylene did.
My experience with the paring knife has been very favorable. Although it's small and rather nondescript in appearance, I've used it to remove the silverskin from both beef and pork tenderloins far more efficiently than with any other knife I own, including a forged blade from a manufacturer with an excellent reputation and a high price. The stamped blade is easy to maneuver, and seems exceptionally sharp.
While the small handle might be a problem for people with large hands, the high quality of this knife, combined with its low price, make it worth trying for just about every home cook. Beyond that, if it's damaged, unlike the high priced paring knives that it competes with, it can be replaced without any feelings of angst. This is an exceptionally good knife at a remarkably low price.
High carbon stainless steel blade can be resharpened over and over
Ergonomically designed handle
Will stand up to years of daily use without undue deterioration or wear
Polypropylene handles is dishwasher safe.
Thoughts: My wife is a paring knife nut and she loves this. It has performed well with veggies, fruits, and misc. small knife needs.