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Victorinox Swiss Army 12 Inch Fibrox Pro Slicing Knife with Granton Blade
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- Long and narrow in shape, with a razor sharp edge designed for maximum cutting performance, this knife is suited for slicing everything from meats, to cakes, to sandwiches
- The Granton blade creates pockets of air, which prevent food from sticking to the blade and creates less friction, allowing for easier motion and higher efficiency
- "Highly Recommended" 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
- Please NOTE that this item ships with the item number 5.4723.30 on the blade and not 40645, 47645, or 47645.US2, but is the same 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knife
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The 12" Fibrox Pro Slicer with Granton Blade, also known as a carving knife, is essential when it comes to slicing meats -- think Thanksgiving Turkey. In addition, you’ll find that this slicer can expertly cut everything from roasts, hams and fish to cakes and sandwiches. The long, 12 inch blade allows for a smooth slicing motion, even with larger cuts of meat. Smaller and thinner slices are easily achieved with the razor-sharp, high-carbon stainless steel blade with increased flexibility. The round tip and Granton blade improve meat separation, so each slice is more efficient.
“Highly Recommended" by a leading gourmet consumer magazine that features unbiased ratings and reviews of cookware and kitchen equipment, this Slicer is preferred due to its comfortable handle, superior weight and balance, and its ability to precisely slice through meats in one single stroke . Tested against dozens of other slicing knives, some with price tags nearly 3 times the cost of this knife, the 12" Fibrox Pro Slicer is best in class.
A part of our patented Fibrox Pro collection, this 12" slicer is preferred by professionals worldwide. Optimally weighted with high-quality, lightweight European steel that reduces hand and wrist fatigue, the 12" Fibrox Pro Slicer is comfortable even after extended 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.
Also referred to as a hollow or fluted edge, the Granton blade features hollowed-out grooves or dimples on both sides on the blade. Depending on what is being cut, these grooves will fill with juices or create pockets of air, which decrease friction and prevent food from sticking to the blade. The straight edge is versatile and can be used for both firm and soft foods. When carving meat, the straight edge will not tear fibers or cause shredding so you can obtain uniform slices with ease.
The ergonomic, non-slip patented Fibrox Pro handle provides a comfortable grip that feels secure even when greasy or wet. Designed to minimize wrist tension while providing a secure grip, the Fibrox Pro handle is both lightweight and durable, making these knives seem less likes tools and more like an extension of your hand. 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 5.4723.30 on the blade and not 47645, 47645.US2, or 40645, but is the same 12" Fibrox Pro Slicer with Granton Blade.
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. Today, Victorinox Swiss Army still sells a handful of accessories, including the High Heat Turner line, under the Forschner name.
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
This slicer has cured all that. It's long enough to complete a breast cut on a 30-lb turkey in one stroke, and wide enough to make that stroke in a dead-straight line with little or no guidance from me. Thin ham slices for sandwiches are no problem at all. And it's sharp enough cut through the tenderest meat as if through warm butter. The small grooves on the blade seem to keep slices from sticking, making for an effortless cut.
I bought this knife on the basis of a review in Cook's Illustrated. You can spend more, or less, but I don't think you can buy a better slicer.
Then I decided to look up meat slicing knives, and this one won me over due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews and the reasonable price. The day it arrived, my latest batch of bacon had finished curing and was in the smoker, so the timing was perfect. I'm attaching a photo (which I hope isn't removed because I forgot to put the knife in the picture) that shows how well the knife slices, even considering my questionable knife skills and the fact that this was my first time ever using it.
I've since used it on those really thin chicken breasts that come in the 10-lb food service bags at big box stores, cutting them into clean slices along their thinnest dimension for jerky. I can't wait to pull another brisket off the smoker and get cutting!
The Victorinox Granton will slice exquisite sections of your home cooked turkeys, steaks, hams, prime ribs, etc. - all with less effort than the summer breeze needs to drift through the few strands of hair still left on my head. When I saw what this slicer could do, I immediately ordered the Ergo Chef Universal Knife Guard, Yellow Wide Edge 12". It's the perfect edge guard for this knife. ( I easily trimmed the guard to match the angle of the blade at the handle - using my Dremel with a cutting wheel. I also clipped & rounded the far corners of the guard so that the knife - with guard on - will slide back into the clear pouch that the Granton came in. Then, I hang it up high, where only I can reach it, on the peg board behind our pantry door.
This slicer works best on high quality meat portions. If you are cutting summer sausage, a lump of deli meat, or a dense, pre-cooked Cure81 ham, you should use a much less wide blade on a 6 or 8 inch slicing knife. But, of course, you know that. Also, do not abuse the magical edge of this knife by hacking your way around bones! Bring out your coarser cutlery for the end of preparation/clean-up chores. Save this knife for cutting the immaculate presentation pieces of your finest cuisine.