14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2015
As a novice cook, I recently purchased this knife having spent considerable time considering the alternatives. I eventually decided to go for this knife on the strength of its reviews - particularly having seen many reviewers comparing this extremely cheap knife with their top-end (£200+) chef's knives. I was not disappointed.
This knife is head and shoulders above any I have used before. I didn't realise how effortless chopping food could actually be. The knife glides through onions and potatoes with zero resistance and - although I have relatively little skill with a knife - I am instantly able to chop and slice much finer, much quicker and much more comfortably than before. The Fibrox handle looks dull and cheap in images but is actually a very good quality, comfortable composite that is light but very solid.
From reading the reviews, it seems that there is actually a variety of slightly different knives that are sold under this listing from different sellers (some with the cheaper, non-Fibrox "classic" handles). The knife in the image is the acclaimed 5.2063.20 (40520), which is the model that I received so - if you want the knife that's advertised - try and get it from the same seller I did (Nisbet's).
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2012
Got this knife after reading the reviews on Amazon as I needed a knife which would cut things. (Have a set from a Jean Patrique offer which are only usable as hammers.)
This fits the bill very well - super sharp and has coped with everything I've thrown at it so far (over Christmas). Two things could have made it better though - (i) some printed advice on what is best to use to sharpen the knife and (ii) a more solid handle. The latter is plastic and although it's comfortable, it doesn't feel very strong compared with the blade.
If you want a good knife, this appears to be the best value in the £20 - £30 range.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 4 August 2012
For those wondering, this knife is model number 5.2063.20, in case you wanted to look around the web for professional reviews and the like. It is exactly the same as the old 40520 model, which was rated "Best Overall" by Cooks Illustrated in the US and is the top-rated item on the whole of the Amazon US site at the time of writing, so head over there if you want hundreds of other reviews and a more extensive product description.
Personally, I think this is a fantastic knife, and for this money it is simply a must-buy. I've been using my flatmate's Globals for the past two years, but having moved house I needed to get my own set of knives. This knife compares very well to the 20cm Global chef's knife. It is very, very sharp and very comfortable in the hand. The handle is very sturdy and solid, and has a very easy to grip texture even when wet. It also feels very well balanced and was heavier than I expected; both very good things. If you are looking for a knife in the sub-£100 range I'd say get one of these and spend the rest of the hundred on a couple of other Victorinoxes. You won't be disappointed.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2012
I have purchased a number of chefs knives over the years but this is probably the sharpest out of the box.Granted it does not look as good as some of Globals I have got but in terms of a good quality,razor sharp cutting tool I am extremely impressed.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2012
As a chef I need a good sturdy for continual usage and this knife delivers if you are after a comfortable, hard working, durable and for a good price this victorinox is a great purchase.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A good chef's knife should be a part of every kitchen. You need one for the rocking motion for dicing and slicing. I have not had a chef's knife in awhile, and when asked what I might like as a gift, I immediately said the Victorinix chef's knife. I am familiar with Victorinox and had put this knife in my Wish List.
Thus knife is designed for comfort, for chopping, mincing, and dicing. They use a high carbon stainless steel to retain the sharpness. The handle is slip resistant and designed for balance and comfort. I find when using this chef's knife, that I have a much better grip and feel more assured when I am dicing. I usually dice onions, carrots, celery for a roux or to start a base. This is the easiest method I have used, and I have become a real fan of this knife. I would love to have the complete line of knives, and will place them on my wish list.
Recommended. prisrob 03-27-15
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 2 October 2010
I bought this to replace my wife's favourite kitchen knife after I accidentally broke it. It is sharp. Really sharp. I drew it up my forearm and now have a patch without any hair. I bought the Victorinox based on the Swiss Army Knife heritage - mine is 30 years old and still is perfect (although somewhat worn in appearance). I recently had to replace our kitchen scissors and the Victorinox kitchen scissors are so super sharp her ladyship has put them right at the back of the counter for fear of damaging herself. So the Victorinox Chef's knife was an easy choice. Buy it...
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2010
If you love cooking this is a fantastic knife and I would recommend you to buy this one. You don't need to spend hundreds of pounds buying the top class knives (unless you have a lot of money to spare of course)!
Just to put you into perspective, I am disabled with weak back and back muscles, also problems to my shoulder and elbow, and I find this knife very balanced and very sharp that I can manage cutting meats without aggravating my condition.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2011
A great knife, what it says in the description it achieves, at a brilliant price. I have
been looking for a tool like this for some time.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 March 2014
Quality knife, fast dispatch. I'm the kind of person that cooks from fresh everyday, so it came spot on to replace a supermarket branded one( that one good too but needed sharpening almost everyday).
I would definitely recommend.