I am not one to normally review kitchen knives, but then again I never thought I would get past my Wusthof or Henckel knives. I just always assumed they were the "best", at least in my price range. My new favorite 8-inch chef's knife is the Victorinox 40520. It is a great all-around chef's knife perfect for most mincing, chopping, slicing, and dicing. The blade has a light contour perfect for rocking "“ great for prep work. The high-carbon stainless steel blade is ground to a conical shape both crosswise and lengthwise which helps retain sharpness while providing little resistance when cutting through tough items.
The knife is well balanced and the grip is textured and comfortable for long jobs, I always find myself reaching for this knife over more expensive ones already in my arsenal. I have had the knife for over a year now and the blade is still razor sharp. Oh yeah, you even get a lifetime warranty backed by a serious brand "“ Victorinox.
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- 8-inch multipurpose chef’s knife designed for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing
- High-carbon stainless steel blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention
- Blade is conical ground lengthwise and crosswise for minimal resistance while cutting; laser tested to ensure optimum cutting power
- Patented 2-inch Fibrox handle is textured, slip resistant, and ergonomically designed for balance and comfort
- Hand washing recommended; lifetime warranty; expertly made in Switzerland