The classic 8-inch chef’s knife from the industry leader Victorinox needs no introduction. From stunning ergonomics to extraordinarily sharp commercial-grade blade, Victorinox excels in every technical aspect. The Fibrox model is designed to operate almost every possible kitchen task with accuracy and speed. The brutal cutting edge of the blade finely chops vegetables, slices and dices fruits and any kind of meat. The Swiss stamp embossed on the knife assures premium quality and incredible durability of the product. I have always been a die-hard fan of Victorinox SAK knives. When the launched a product line for kitchen purposes, I couldn’t resist ordering it. In this article, I’ll throw light upon the good, the bad and everything in-between about this device.
The USP of this knife is undoubtedly the multipurpose 8 inch blade made from the best quality high carbon stainless steel. The lengthwise and crosswise conical shape of the blade is an example of genius ergonomics. This unconventional shape, sharpened to 15 degrees, allows minimal resistance and maximum cutting force during the cutting action. Plus, the steel blade has been given a mirrored polish finish for optimal sharpness and edge holding capacity.
The patented 2 inches wide, textured, no-slip Fibrox handle makes maneuvering the knife really easy on your hand. To ensure longevity of the knife, wash the blade manually after each use. Apart from being a brutal slicer, the carbon steel combats rust and corrosion for years. Another notable fact is that each Victorinox knife including this chef’s knife is NSF (National Sanitary Foundation) approved.
The 8 inch knife, sharpened to a 15 degree angle creates a thin edge, is engineered to perform both heavy duty tasks like bottle opening and delicate activities like slicing tomatoes, onions, bread with equal accuracy.
This knife stays razor sharp for 2-3 months. If used extensively, you might need to hone in every two days.
This upscale knife from one of the front-line knife manufacturing firms can yours at a very inexpensive rate (under $30 at the time of publishing this). Unbelievable but true!
The sturdy, dishwasher safe construction of the Victorinox Fibrox deserves a big thumbs up. The textured handle feels comfortable in the grip. The carbon stainless steel blade comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Even though a tough material like this is not likely to break, yet in case it does, the cost is covered.
Some customers on Amazon have reviewed that keeping the knife in the dishwasher for a long time affects the sharpness of the blade. I would also recommend to either wash it with hands or give it a quick wash-up in the dishwasher for optimum benefit.
I’ve been using this knife for two years and I wasn’t disappointed for even a single day. Honing the edge using a rod is quick and easy affair. The thin edge of the blade adds to the versatility of the knife. Victorinox chef’s knife is a dream appliance for any food hobbyists like me who settle for nothing short of perfection.