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A Review On: Victorinox Cutlery 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Blue Fibrox Handle

Victorinox Cutlery 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Blue Fibrox Handle

Rated # 2 in Chef's Knives
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Pros: Good price, good quality, good value

Cons: Angle of the tip seems awkward (probably not the knife but the user).

I bought this knife based on the review from Cooks Country TV.  They admitted it wasn't the best knife on the market, but felt it was the best knife for the majority of uses for the price.  Price was certainly a determining factor, especially since this is the most expensive knife I own (to date).


As far as I can tell, the color of the handle is the only difference between this and the other fibrox handled knives. 


When I opened the packaging, the knife readily shaved hair off my arm, so it certainly came in nice and sharp.  The knife has a stamped blade (not forged) so it's lighter than other forged knives.  I find that it fits my hand well, I like the textured grip, and it does everything I want a knife to do.


There are a couple of things that I would change, but these are fundamental issues with me buying the knife from a tv show review.  First, I'm a large guy, big hands, etc.  I find 8" to feel a bit small when going after a whole onion.  I believe I would have liked a 10" better.  The second thing I'm having to adjust to is the angle of the tip section.  I'm trying to learn the "Alton Brown" slicing method (or maybe it's the chop method), where the tip of the knife never leaves the cutting board and use an orbital motion.  I think a longer knife would also improve this aspect as well.  Therefore, I think the only gripe I have about my 8" knife is that it's 8" instead of 10" -- hardly the manufacturer's fault. 


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