Reviews for Victorinox 3.25 Inch Paring Knife with Serrated Edge, Spear Point, Black
People say Victorinox is really similar to Wusthof.
I use this knife much more than my MUCH MORE expensive paring knives
I LOVE this lightweight paring knife! Absolutely love it. I never would have bought such a cheap paring knife if I hadn't been given one. I fell in love with it and find myself reaching over my Wusthof, Trident, Misen, Henckels, Shun... all the paring knives I have long loved. In fact, I'm an admitted knife snob. I like VERY nice knives. I had to face the fact that while I have spent six times the price for a high-end brand paring knife, this little Victorinox is my favorite. I love the thin blade and find it nimble and it's easy to peel and to slice - you can accomplish very thin slices that add elegance to the appearance of your dish. I don't use it for cheese - I use a chef knife for that purpose because I need the heft. I use it for things like peeling, slicing tomatoes, cutting out stems, and making very thin slices of fruits or vegetables. In fact, I just bought my second Victorinox paring knife because everyone in my home who loves to cook is always using it - while I need it, too! Do keep it sharp. I sharpen my knives at end of day - every one that I've used that day. I take very good care of my knives and they reward me for it. I have to admit I was very surprised at how much I love this little paring knife. I'm considering getting a Victorinox chef knife. My go-to chef knife cost just under $400. I can't help but wonder if I'll prefer a Victorinox at a tenth the price. The most important thing you can do with ANY good knife is never, ever put it into the dishwash... Read More
Better than my Wusthof.
You read that right. Better. Than. My. Wusthof. I was looking for a cheap knife with exceptional performance and I found it. It’s insanely sharp, agile, easy to sharpen and maintain. My Wusthof chef’s knife? Not so much. It’s really sharp when it works but it dulls way too fast and is a pain to sharpen b/c it’s so heavy. Did I also mention it cost 10x as much and doesn’t perform as well. Wusthof stays in the drawer now. On the other hand, it does look cooler but that’s it. To me, the price was not worth it. Yes, this knife looks cheap but if value and performance is all you care about, get it. My future knives will likely be Victorinoxes.
sharpest cheap pairing knives
These things are great.. I have 2 Wusthof pairing knives but since they are more expensive.. im much more careful with them.. these are cheap enough that i can use for anything, im not picky if they go in the dish washer etc.. they feel comfortable (very small in your hand but can be a good thing) and extremely sharp. If you want some spare pairing knives so you can easily have clean ones etc.. this is just a great deal.
Handle grips well and knife stays sharp
For the price the quality is exceptional and even better than Wusthof Silverpoint II 3-Inch Spear Point Paring Knife The handle is great and very easy to clean. The handle is not slippery, which based on the texture of the handle I was afraid off. The knife came very sharp, but it is not important how sharp the knife is, but how long the knife can stay sharp. So far the knife is still sharp, and I have been using it for 3 weeks daily. For the price the quality is exceptional. Definitely worth it.
Good cheap paring knife
For eight bucks you can't go wrong. I prefer the Wusthof grip for paring (not on chef's knife), but I still have no regrets on this purchase. Decent steel that you can get sharp with the right equipment. Why pay more?
Incredibly sharp knife and was a great price. Was looking at the Wusthof equivalent but didn't consider myself cheffy enough to buy it. This is such a good deal for quality knife for good price. My only dislike about this, more so the 8inch chefs knife that I also bought, is that it is too light. It needs just a little more weight on the handle.
Really Really good.
I'm very impressed with this little knife for the money. Not as quite as heavy, and fractionally shorter than the Wusthof , so far we have used it almost every day.
Great value, but don't expect great feel
Let me start by saying I feel that this knife is a great value for the money, and thus my 4 star rating. The steel looks like it is good quality and the knife came razor sharp. With that said it is way too light for my comfort and frankly feels as cheap as it cost. The plastic is hard and makes the knife feel flimsy. I have several other Victorinox knives that were also priced well, but do not feel cheap like this one. In particular, I love my bread knife and chef's knife. They have better handles, more heft, less flex in the blades, and nicer polishing on the side of the blade with markings. This knife has no print on the side of the blade, which kind of makes it look like a cheap knockoff. Speaking of flex, that is probably my main gripe with this knife besides the light weight. It is quite flexible and honestly doesn't feel very safe to use. I much prefer the feel of my Wusthof paring knife, which has a much more substantial feel in the hand. I know it's not a fair comparison as that knife costs way more, and thus I rate this knife 4 stars for good value and doing its job of cutting quite well.
A wonderful little paring knife. I bought it to replace a Wusthof knife that has gone missing. I was skeptical given the low price, but it arrived razor-sharp and holds its edge quite well. The handle feels a little cheap, and it lacks heft. However, it excels at fine cutting work. I reach for this little guy over my much pricier Shun. I like it so much, I bought a second one.
$8 Knife Cuts as good as a $30
I own a Wusthof Grand Prix II 8 inch chef's knife which I sharpen every 3-6 months. This paring knife seems to cut easier than my Wusthof. I'm sure that there are more expensive & better paring knives, but for $8 you can't go wrong. I bought this knife based on the recommendation of The Splendid Table's Lynne Rosetto Kasper.