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Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife Review — Copy

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Are you a home chef looking for the right knife but do not want to spend a ton of money? With the wide range of quality knives at variable prices, I decided to give one of the more well-known brands a try by testing out the Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife. In this Victorinox Fibrox Review, I cover details about the knife’s construction and kitchen usability.

Does this chef’s knife meet the expectations of a budget knife? Continue reading below to find out!

Quick Review

Fibrox Pro cutlery has been used for many years by culinary professionals. For this reason and the fact that the brand is familiar led me to purchase this knife as one of my first reviews.

Our Rating

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  • Materials & Contruction 87%
  • Usability 90%
  • Design 90%
  • Cleaning & Maintenance 98%

Pros

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The Fibrox Pro handles provides a firm and comfortable grip.

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The stamped blade makes this knife lightweight for extended use.

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The 10″ blade works well for larger foods such as watermelon, squash, and eggplant.

Cons

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The longer stamped blade makes this knife not very well balanced. 

Materials and Construction

The Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife is made of high-quality, lightweight European steel. The blade is created from a stamped process which essentially cuts the blade directly from a thin sheet of steel. The knife is ground in two directions to create a 15-degree edge. This allows the blade to hold a sharp edge longer and be easily sharpened to ensure maximum cutting performance. This chef’s knife also has a half tang that is embedded into an ergonomic back handle.

The handle is made from a synthetic material (TPE) which performs and has properties like rubber, but it is processed like plastic. It is a simple yet solid piece to prevent it from coming loose from the blade. The solid design keeps food, mold, or other grime from getting into any seems.

Design

The larger blade is well shaped to provide a long, sloping curve to aid a rocking motion for mincing and chopping. I found it easy to chop onions and lettuce using a rocking motion.

Although this knife is lightweight and probably provides some relief to those cutting for many hours each day, I found it to be a little lacking when I held it. The longer blade throws off the balance of this knife. The half tang and light handle causes the blade to be the heavier part of the knife. Keeping a solid grip on this knife remedied this issue, but I had to work slightly harder to make the cut.

The Fibrox Pro handle provided a nice and comfortable grip. Even my kids found it easy to hold in their smaller hands. The solid handle has a good texture to prevent the knife from slipping from your hand. Even when completely saturated the knife allows you to maintain a firm grip.

Design Details

Weight

7.5 oz (advertised)
6.5 oz (actual)
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Length

Blade
10″ (advertised)
9.8″ (actual)

Full length: 14″ (actual)

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Width

2.5″ at widest point
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Tang

Half Tang

Blade

Stamped European Stainless Steel
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Edge Angle

15 degrees

Handle

Synthetic Material (TPE)

Made In Switzerland

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Kitchen Usability

I found myself going to this knife when I wanted a lightweight knife for quick cuts or those larger cuts such as watermelon, cantaloupe, squash, eggplant, and other large fruits and vegetables. Even though they can be a challenge to cut up; the 10″ Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife provides the right size tool to accomplish these larger cuts. The longer blade provides additional leverage to slice through thicker skinned foods. Yet, the sharp blade creates smooths cuts on softer food like tomatoes and bread. The longer edge also allows you to make fewer cuts to conserve your energy and time. Fruits, vegetables, meats, and breads can be easily sliced with this knife.

 

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Victorinox Fibrox Chef's Knife

Cutting steak with the Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife

Cleaning and Maintenance

The Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife is hygienic and dishwasher safe although I recommend that all knives be hand washed to ensure their sharpness and longevity (see: Kitchen Knife Care). It has also been certified by the National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) that the product has been made with the highest sanitary standards.

The handle is a single piece molded around the half tang. This prevents food juices and particles from getting into joints and seems of the knife handle.

As mentioned earlier, you will want to frequently hone the blade to keep it sharp. I did this about every other use and found the blade to stay pretty sharp.

Cutting bread with the Victorinox Fibrox Chef's Knife

Cutting bread with the Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife

Company

The warranty does not cover wood products, such as knife handles, wear from normal use, or any damage resulting from use other than the intended purpose of the item. You can file a claim by sending J.A. Henckle the knife along with a description of the issue.

Return Policy

The warranty does not cover wood products, such as knife handles, wear from normal use, or any damage resulting from use other than the intended purpose of the item. You can file a claim by sending J.A. Henckle the knife along with a description of the issue.

Warranty

Victorinox AG guarantees all knives and tools to be of first class stainless steel and also guarantees a life-time against any defects in material and workmanship (save for electronic components 2 years). Damage caused by normal wear and tear, misuse or abuse are not covered by this guarantee.

Value

HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL – Opelware Chef Knife’s blade is made from 5Cr15MoV steel that is more harder than ordinary steel. Exceptionally durable and perfectly balanced knife to improve performance, reduce fatigue and facilitate precise control.

SHARP CORROSION RESISTANT BLADE & FORGED HANDLE – Knife blade is hand crafted and is treated at high temperature to make it sharp, hard, durable. Knife has forged handle to balance blade and serve as finger guard. Blade is resistant to stains, rust, wear and corrosion. Knife lasts longer time without rusting.

Victorinox AG guarantees all knives and tools to be of first class stainless steel and also guarantees a life-time against any defects in material and workmanship

Who Should Buy the Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife?

I would recommend the Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife to home chef’s who want:

A Budget Friendly Option

A knife that is under $50 always grabs my attention. Normally the quality of the knife is lacking, but the Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife is above others in this price range.

A Lightweight Design

This knife is very light. Although its balance is more blade heavy, it still provides a clean cut with minimal effort.

A Comfortable Grip

The bolster of this knife is an outstanding addition as it adds the perfect weight to balance out the knife. It also provides a safety feature to prevent cut while holding the knife.

A Quality Brand

Victorinox has been creating knives for over a century. This well-known brand backs the quality of their knives with a lifetime guarantee against defect in material and workmanship.

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Durability

Although the knife came sharp, I found that the blade dulled if I did not keep it honed every few uses. This is definitely not a blade that you want to buy and then forget to sharpen. Good maintenance is an important part of any decent knife that you buy, so this one is not any different. I also opted not to wash this knife in the dishwasher, so that is probably another factor to consider in how long the blade sharpness lasts.

 

Warranty

 

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