German knives and Japanese knives are some of the best kitchen knives you can buy and certainly they’re worth their value in price, but not all of us want to pay a couple hundreds for one knife. The Forschner Victorinox kitchen knives are those kitchen knives that everyone else can afford and still enjoy for their design, performance and sharpness.
$400 for a Wusthof Classic set? How about less than half the price for a decent set of Victorinox knives? They may not be as high quality in material, nor as solid and durable, but they are known to be good knives to buy, as attested by thousands of users and Cooks’ Illustrated.
Victorinox kitchen knives are stamped knives. This gives them the advantage of being light and staying sharp for a longer time compared to forged blades. They are perfect for people who lack wrist power.
Victorinox 8-Piece Knife Block Set
A good value knife set from Victorinox is this 8-piece set with a knife block. This set has the basic knives – chef’s and paring knives, and the more specialized knives – boning, slicing and bread knives. It also comes with the unexpendable kitchen shears and a honing steel.
These are not your professional-looking knives for display, but they are great for everyday use. They come sharp and stay sharp with infrequent swipes on the steel. They are made well, balanced and have a comfortable grip. The downsides are no extra slots in the block and the shears don’t detach for washing.
All in all this is a great knife set for the money. You can get this set here.
Victorinox 4-Piece Knife Set
I recommend getting this smaller set to start with if you don’t need a knife block. This Victorinox knife set comes at half the price of the 8-piece set, and I like that this set has the most important knives you’ll need – the chef’s knife, paring knife, utility knife and bread knife. You can always add the extra knives later on.
These knives come sharp, so watch your fingers when you unpack them. They may not be the sharpest knives in the market, but you can be sure they are sharp enough to draw blood at a slight brush. The mirror-like polished blades tend to attract sticky food, which is a slight downside that I’ll overlook for the price. If you care enough about the appearance of the knives, wash them by hand instead of throwing them into the dishwasher.
Victorinox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
This is the chef knife that was highly rated by Cooks’ Illustrated back in 2004. It is one of the best overall chef knives you can buy for a budget price. This Victorinox knife is easy to maintain, sharp out of the box and designed well for the work.
The grip is long, just perfect for big hands, though small hands can manage by holding it slightly nearer to the fulcrum. It’s easy to control, light on the hand and well balanced. Best of all, you also get a lifetime guarantee!
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