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Victorinox 4-Piece Knife Set with Fibrox Handles

by Victorinox


Estimate to be delivered 18 Dec - 21 Dec


Features

Set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, a 10-1/4-inch bread knife, a 6-inch chef/utility knife, and a 4-inch paring knife
High carbon stainless-steel blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention; conical ground through length and depth for a wider break point
Blade stamped from cold-rolled steel; bolsterless edge for use of entire blade and ease of sharpening; ice tempered to sustain sharpness longer
Handles are textured, slip resistant, and ergonomically designed for balance and comfort
"Best-in-class" commercial grade cutlery is the knife of choice for professionals
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging


Description

Victorinox 4-Piece Knife Set with Fibrox Handles

Customers Reviews

Love these knives

5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Adkins on October 20, 2014
Love these knives. The set is just perfect, having every knife you REALLY need. Yes, you can get sets with 2-3 more knives, but these 4 are the ones you will use the most by far. First impressions were Wow, they're big, wow, they're razor-sharp, and wow, that bread knife is huge! The handles are large, making them perfect for a man's hands, yet not too fat for the ladies. Unless you're a pro, the 8" chef's knife is perfect. I split a couple of large chuck roasts with no effort at all. The 6" utility knife is perfect for disjointing a chicken, and I THINK I can even use it to fillet fish. Can't wait to try! This is a lovely knife with a sharp point, and it just feels right. The 4" rabbit knife is a little large for use as a paring knife, but you get used to it. Just choke up on the handle, and it works like a smaller paring knife. The bread knife works great for not only bread, but also tomatoes, cabbage, and large bundles of celery. Purists will carp about the bolster-less cold rolled stainless steel construction of this set. Ignore them. The thin, flexible blades and large Fibrox handles create a nice balance and feel. Rolled steel is easier to maintain consistent temper and grain quality. Having worked in metallurgy labs for years, I appreciate the hardness and temper of these blades. I have no doubt the edges will last a very long time, and routine steeling and honing will restore them to razor sharpness. This is a can't-miss buy for budget buyers and gourmets alike.

Followup:

I like these knives so much I made a premium honing and stopping system involving leather and diamond lapping paste for them. Well guess what? After 2 months of everyday use, they are still screaming sharp. There are complaints about the Fibrox handles, but I like them too. Unlike wood and silicone handles, they always feel clean, sanitary, and stable in the hand. When a knife is this sharp, slipping is something you want to avoid. I wanted a Victorinox tomato knife I found on Amazon to compliment the set. However, all 4 of these knives stay so sharp you can easily slice ripe tomatoes with any of them. Maybe 1 of the kids will try to cut a brick so I can try out my honing system.
Sharp set. Great value.

5.0 out of 5.0 by RC on November 30, 2017
I’ve only used the 6” knife and the bread knife, but can easily tell these are far superior to the generic knives we’ve been using for years. The long term key, of course, will be to use a quality sharpener, which I tend to purchase. The 6” knife cut through a roasted chicken like butter. It was so smooth, I actually cut some cartridge off the chicken and had to cut it out later on. That would never happen with our old knives. The long bread knife has cut through sandwiches, just as easily without tearing the sandwich bread on the bottom apart like before. Cutting through a partially frozen bagel was another cinch. I haven’t done any bigger jobs, like chopping or slicing vegetables one right after the other, but I would expect the job to be much easier than in the past. While these knifes have partial tangs instead of full tangs, the tangs are forked inside the fibrox handle which is molded around the forked tang. That will make these much more stable than smooth flat tangs which can work themselves out of the handle overtime. These knives are manufactured in Switzerland, so their quality is very good, though they may not be Wusthovs. But, they aren’t heavy either and are comfortable to use while having durability. Even top chefs use Victorinox, so what does that tell you?! They each came with a plastic sheath for protection, while I decide on which knife block to get. The funny thing was that a couple of those sheaths we already sliced halfway down their length, due to the sharpness of the knife they hold! Just keep thise away from the little ones...
Great Set

5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff G. on September 1, 2014
This 4-piece set was $59.95 when I purchased them in April 2013. That was an EXCEPTIONAL value. I would definitely say this set is worth the current, higher price ($99.95). I have since added the Victorinox 7-inch santoku knife to this set. I don't work in a restaurant, I'm just a home cook that enjoys cooking. That said, I still wanted GOOD knives that could be depended on to keep an edge, that wouldn't break and that weren't too expensive.

I did a bit of research in reddit's "AskCulinary" sub-reddit and Victorinox knives were highly recommended to beginner cooks as reliable "workhorse" knives. I have had my set for over a year and all of them are still in great shape. My 8-inch chef's knife could probably stand to be sharpened at this point. I haven't had any of them sharpened but I do have a honing steel and my knives cut remarkably well after a few passes on the honing steel.

The knives are lightweight, but don't feel chintzy. The handles are comfortable and textured so they aren't too slippery when they are wet. I have fairly large hands and the handles feel comfortable and don't feel too small.

I highly recommend this set to anyone looking for solid, dependable, general-purpose kitchen knives.
I can't say enough good things about this knife set

5.0 out of 5.0 by N. Greggo on June 25, 2017
I can't say enough good things about this knife set. I actually bought this for my mother after my boyfriend got me a set for Christmas. These knives are used daily in my household. The serrated knife to cut into bread, bagels, etc.. is incredible. I don't use any of my other knives. The price point is a bit high, but if you do in fact cook every single day, then you need not hesitate on this purchase. I would buy again and again. Do make sure you have a knife sharpener and you know how to sharpen them correctly. Even the best knives need a sharpening tool.I also don't put these in the dishwasher just in case.
Met expectations. Quite happy with purchase.

4.0 out of 5.0 by Brett on June 26, 2015
Really love the knives....had them for a year now and thought I'd chime in. I cook quite a bit, so the chef's knife especially has really gotten a work out, and its held up great. I haven't sharpened them at all, and they still hold an edge that is sharper than whatever junk set I had prior. I also love the bread knife. Nice and big, and slices through any bread (with crust on top or soft...does a great job either way) like butter.

The set is missing a couple things in general. You really need a thiner/finer chef's knife for things like onions, and something a bit heavier for slicing into stuff like winter squash. I actually got the Swiss Army 7" Granton Edge from Victorinox as well, and it's my favorite knife, so I recommend picking it up with this set. Oh, and pick up a heavy duty cleaver to handle squash :)

Only complaint is the weight/balance. They feel goofy because the handle is light compared to the blade; but I got used to it, and have zero regrets. Would recommend. Some tips, don't put in the dishwasher and don't store wet. I use a magnetic wall-mounted knife rack. Great way to display the set (plus the cleaver, you know, to frighten intruders)
Great knive set at a great price.

5.0 out of 5.0 by Monks on May 22, 2018
Really great set of knives are a great price! I am really impressed with the quality of these knives. The handles are solid with no gaps for food or water to get into. The blades are perfectly sharp and come ready to use. There was no nicks, burs, and the edges where straight. They have a good weight for chopping but still thin enough to get nice easy slices even on ripe tomatoes. The handles make the knives dishwasher safe, but you really should just wash them and dry them as you go. Dishwashers wear the blade edge. Be good to your knife and they will be good to you.

On a personal nit pic, the paring knife is a little large for my taste and child sized hands. It is more a person taste issue over design.
Excellent for the $

5.0 out of 5.0 by HP on April 13, 2015
I’m not a chef, I haven’t a clue how to slice and dice properly, or even know the proper knife for the task. I just cook like the average person, most nights a week, and I needed some reasonably inexpensive knives that were decent. After reading reviews and a blog I like, I bought these and they fit the bill! They are sturdy, totally NOT flimsy, VERY sharp, have a nice big grip, and are well balanced in my hands which are small even for a woman. Veggie prep goes a heck of a lot faster when the knives cut so well.

I can’t really report on how they keep an edge, I haven’t had them that long, but I do wash and dry my knives immediately and keep them in a wooden block... So, hopefully, that will help. I am completely happy with these and the price is right. If people don’t like these and criticize them because they aren’t as good as a $100 knife, then go buy a more expensive knife or a set for hundreds of dollars. They are what they are, and they are excellent for what they are.
Trust the reviewers

5.0 out of 5.0 by Marcus on April 20, 2014
I've been looking for a good bread knife for quite a while. I finally decided to pull the trigger on the victorinox knife because it was affordable and had amazing reviews. I am very pleased with my decision. The bread knife is sharp- really really sharp. It glides through my baguettes which have a very thick crust and a delicate crumb. From the ratings it sounds like this is a knife I will treasure for years to come and from my initial uses I do not doubt it.

I bought the 4 piece knife set for $65. The bread knife was $50 so I figured let's just go for it (I can always use another good kitchen knife). The main kitchen knives are very sharp and a pleasure to work with. Personally the weight is a drop light for me but the handle is comfortable and the knives are oh so sharp. It glides through peppers and tomatoes with ease making for very clean and consistent cuts.

The only negative comment is that the paring knife is kind of impractical considering the ratio of the size of the handle to the size of the blade. The handle is basically the same size as the 8" knife with a much smaller blade. That being said given that I got 3 really good knives for $65 I can't complain and I guess I'll just the use the paring knife as more of a deboning or filet knife. I imagine it might also work as a bread lathe considering how sharp it is.
Great quality for a reasonable price

5.0 out of 5.0 by Art on October 15, 2016
This is the second set of these knives that I've purchased. Got these for my summer home. I love to cook and these knives were one of those "where have you been all my life" kind of purchases after reading an equipment review in Cooks Illustrated a few years ago. These come razor sharp so be warned. I was astounded how good these are, albeit a bit thin when compared to my other knives which tend to be German Wusthof knives. Those knives are more appropriate if you want to cut a butternut squash or pumpkin in half. So, as with many of my kitchen tools they have their place but they have become what I reach for when I have everyday slicing and dicing chores. And the Fibrox (whatever that is?) handles have much better "grip" than my German knives whose handles tend to be rather "slick". The Germans should adopt something similar for their knives!

If you use them as I do, you will want to get a good sharpener. Be aware that they have the 15 degree Asian edge (my German steel knives tend to have the 20 degree blades) so I got the Chefs Choice Diamond Hone 463 Asian sharpener that will quickly restore the razor sharpness.

I must also say that their price when compared to the German knives is amazing. This set's price is about what I spent for one of the German 10 inch chefs knife.
Awesome first set of knives for an aspiring serious cook

5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Zissou on April 10, 2014
I am a rookie cook and this is my first set of cooking knives.

Love the feel- they are very secure and comfortable in hand, love the performance ... handles and blade are easy to clean in sink (never go in dishwasher).

I hone the blade edges with an inexpensive "Accusharp 001 Knife Sharpener" (also available on Amazon) every other use or so to keep them slicing nicely.

These are not fancy, not flashy but SUPERB culinary tools in my novice opinion!

UPDATE -- 12/29/14

These knives still get regular (3-4x a week) use, and continue to perform admirably. No issue with pitting, discoloration or rust on the blades ... The bread knife only gets used occasionally, but it's clutch whenever you need to slice or halve a loaf of unsliced bread. Fresh cibatta and a toaster oven will change the way you feel about homemade sandwiches!!!

Here's another tip for any other beginner chefs out there - I have supplemented this set with an IKEA "Slitbar" Vegetable Knife. It is beautiful to look at, has a nice heft in the hand, is a joy to use and has become my go-to cutting implement for 80% of my prep work. Between the Slitbar and my Victorinox Set I have a utilitarian and functional set of knives that cover most of the cutting tasks I encounter in the kitchen.

Happy Chopping!