Victorinox 8 Inch Swiss Classic Chef's Knife
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- Multipurpose chef's knife designed for chopping, mincing, 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
- Contemporary handle inspired by our Fibrox Pro line is textured, ergonomic, and slip-resistant and is paired with lightweight European steel for a perfectly balanced design
- “Recommended” by a leading gourmet consumer magazine that features unbiased ratings and reviews of cookware and kitchen equipment
- The same blade used by professionals with a handle that suits the needs of home chefs
- 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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A great all-rounder. The 8" Swiss Classic Chef’s Knife can handle nearly every kitchen task imaginable, with its incredibly sharp edge and textured, ergonomic handle, each cut is like slicing through butter. “Recommended” 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 razor sharp edge that rarely requires re-sharpening.
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.
Offering perfect balance and featuring the same world-renowned blade as found on our Fibrox Pro line, the 8" Swiss Classic Chef’s 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.
An all-purpose chef's knife is an essential tool in every kitchen. The 8" Swiss Classic Chef’s Knife is optimally weighted with high-quality, lightweight European steel that reduces hand and wrist fatigue, making it comfortable even after extended use in the home kitchen. 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 inches, 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.
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 6.8063.20 on the blade and not 6.8063.20US1, but is the same 8" Swiss Classic 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 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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What a great price!
I have had dozens of kitchen knives and all have been unsharp, unfun, and unsafe...until this gem came along, recommended by America's Test Kitchen...and my life was changed.
At first I though of spending hundreds of dollars on some Japanese blade, but thought I should hone my skills with an actual sharp knife. I'm glad I did because this knife took some getting used to. Prep work that used to be a tedious chore, is now fun!
If you want to try a knife that is sharp, durable and won't break the bank, give this a try!
My grandmother, who has been cooking for 70 years (she's 83) and ran a restaurant as head chef for five years when she was younger, said that she would give this knife 10 stars if she could, especially for the price. Right out of the box, this knife is so sharp that if you aren't careful in opening the packaging, you'll lose a finger. That's not an exaggeration. You'd be hard-pressed to find a knife at ANY price point that's sharper than this one straight from the manufacturer. (To store, if you don't have a knife block/mag strip, I would not casually throw this knife in the drawer. I recommend buying the suggested case linked here Victorinox 47302 Cutlery BladeSafe for 6-Inch to 8-Inch Knife Blades.)
The handle might *look* cheap compared to full-tang wooden handles with the metal bolts showing, or full-metal knives, but if you're someone who values functionality over aesthetics, the rubber handle is, in my (and my grandmother's) opinion, significantly easier to grip and use. That's a big selling point, especially for the elderly, or those with arthritis or joint pain in their hands.
As a bonus, it sharpens fairly easily after it loses its initial sharpness. I've actually purchased several of these to give as gifts already, if that says anything about the quality!
I bought one a little over a year ago and came back about six months later to buy three more. Now I have one at both my prep and cook stations as well as one at home and one at my best friend's house. I won't use any other knife.
The price is so ridiculously low it almost scared me away. I'm so glad I gave it a try. I love this knife. After 14 months of daily use I can still chop a ripe tomato with one hand or slice onions paper thin. The handle is perfect and still feels secure in my hand when wet or greasy.
My only issues with this knife are that it can be a little sticky with that mirror finish, it can be a little fragile, I've noticed dings occasionally (that are most likely from my boss not caring for it the same way I do) but nothing a few swipes on a sharpener can't fix, and the blade needs to be roughed a little to make getting through tomato or pepper skin a little easier since it's so smooth out of the box, which makes the occasional ding even less of a problem.
Overall it's a great buy and I may never use another brand.
If you cook a lot and use your knife all the time, i would say that it is worth it to look around and find a knife that fits really well in your hand. But if you only use your knife every once in a while or want a good knife to use until you find one that fits well, you can't go wrong with this one.
Great value, you can't beat the price for what it is.
Very sharp, much better than any "cheap" knife set you might find at Costco or the supermarket.
Hard to find faults at this price point. If i had to nick pick, the handle might not be for everyone.
I can keep this superbly sharp with a high quality steel, and keeps an edge longer than most.
Just an opinion, don't waste your money on the ultra high price brands. Professionals use these, after all it is Swiss made.