Reviews for Victorinox 6.7733, Black 4 Inch Swiss Classic Paring Knife with Serrated Edge, Round tip , 4"
People say Victorinox is really similar to Wusthof.
High quality at a value price..
America's Test Kitchen has favorable reviews of Victorinox knife products. I have Henckels and Wusthof forged products and am very satisfied with them. However, for work I wanted a high quality, not expensive, serrated utility knife, to leave in my work drawer to cut fruit snacks and lunch items,--and not worry that it might unintentionally disappear as a "permanently borrowed" item. (Hey, it happens.) This knife is easy to handle. Lightweight. "Crisp" slices. I like this knife very much. I don't have need for other Victorinox knives. However, if I should need a knife replacement in the future, I will surely consider this brand and this particular model.
Yes, It's that good
I've had this knife for two years, purchased based on its good reviews at that time. It's the one knife that I demand be clean at all times and returned to it spot. Sharp, cuts well, sturdy, good for peppers, onions, and meats. Versatile. Thinking of buying 4 more and donating my lame Wusthofs.
This knife does not feel like the same quality as the R.H. Forschner knives also sold by Victorinox, but it performs its function very well. This knife outperforms various series of Wusthof and Henkel knives I own costing up to 4 times as much. The blade is thin and sturdy but flexible. The knife handle is a hard textured plastic. The edge has stayed razor sharp through use, so I have not sharpened it yet. The only con of this knife would be the handle, but it is easy to grip and clean, just not as nice as the Fibrox handle found on many other Victorinox knives. Generally Fibrox has a kind of rubberized feel that this doesn't have.
Much better than it looks - great knife
The Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Inch Paring Knife, Spear Tip doesn't look too impressive, but based on the other reviews, I bought it, and decided to try it. It is a very good knife. It doesn't look as impressive as my Wusthof paring knife, but I have used both now, and I have put my Wusthof knife away, and appreciate how easily the Victorinox cuts vegetables. It doesn't have the semi-sharp edges on the handle like the Wusthof, rather the handle is rounded, and easy to grip.
Displaced a Wusthof pairing knife - never looked back
Lives on the counter, always in use. Takes a wicked edge and holds it well. Small enough for the kids to use, big enough to get an apple all the way in half. Great little knife.
The handle may not be up to Wusthof but the steel is. It will sharpen to an excellent edge.
I have Wusthofs and ceramics and started using these knives after a review on America's Test Kitchen. These are my go-to knives - I rarely use my other knives now. They are really sharp, hold the edge but can be honed or sharpened with a stone if needed. Can't recommend these enough.
This is a very versatile and nimble knife. At ...
This is a very versatile and nimble knife. At first I thought it was too light or flimsy compared to my Wusthof classic paring knife, until I actually used it. Am not sure how or why the weight or heft of a knife contributes to it's effectiveness, but for some reason I consistently choose to use this Victorinox. Perhaps it is the same reason I choose to use my grandmother's ancient lightweight Vandaloy (7.5") knife instead of my Wusthof (8").
Handle needs work
PROS: Very sharp out of the box, thin bladed knife. Lightweight. The tip/blade geometry is excellent (easy to peel and make fine slices, cuts). CONS: Handle is thin, hard plastic. The handle is hard to grip especially with wet hands. The four inch blade is just a little too long for my taste...you might like it. OVERALL: Good paring knife for the price. Like the blade geometry better than my Wusthof paring knives and much, much cheaper though the handle needs improvement,
Its a very nice AFFORDABLE paring knife. I have a Wusthof, and now I got this one. The Wusthof is heavier and sits nicely in the hand, this one is very lightweight. So it depends on whether you like heavier knives or lighter ones. I personally like it just as much as my wusthof. FYI America's Test Kitchen rated Victorinox right after Wusthof for its Chef & Paring knives, so don't even think - just buy it. So the blade and use is 'just as good' as Wusthof (even by America's Test Kitchen) but the price difference is huge. I have had mine for 6 months now.