Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.
Product review

Kitchen knives

We last tested kitchen knives in 2013. There are no updates planned.

June 2013

Victorinox

Chef’s Knife 5.2063.20

Price
From a March 2013 price survey.
Score
80
Recommended

This knife has very good handling, very good initial sharpness and good edge durability. It’s also good value at the price.

Test results

  • 80
    Handling
  • 85
    Initial sharpness
  • 77
    Edge durability

Good points

  • Very good handling.
  • Very good initial sharpness.
  • Good edge durability.
  • Good price.

Bad points

(No obvious bad points.)

Model

  • Price guide

    $76

  • Origin

    Switzerland

Specifications

  • Size (cm)

    20

  • Weight (g)

    181

  • Handle

    Plastic

More info

  • Notes

    -

Member reviews

5 Member reviews

Great value Brand

Pros

I have several Victorinox knives, and a Victorinox potato peeler (Fabulous to use). No problem with the knife block because I use a magnetic knife strip on the wall which keeps the knives out of small hands. Lovely handles, well designed overall and affordable price for a quality brand. I have my knives sharpened by a professional occasionally - Dad was a butcher and drummed into my brothers and I the benefits of a good sharp knife. I have a couple of other brands in my knife collection but only the Zwilling can compare to the Victorinox.

Cons

Absolutely nothing to complain about. The knives get a lot of use and stand up to it very well.

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Dawn N.

Used 6 months or more

Victorinox chef's knife

Pros

It's a good size, and easy to use.

Cons

It does need sharpening every now and then

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Gabrielle D.

Used 6 months or more

Excellent value

Pros

This knife holds its edge well, with a quick freshen up on a steel every few weeks, this remains very sharp, and after 3 years has not needed professional re-sharpening. Nice weight. An excellent value knife compared to the very expensive range.

Cons

None

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Tamsin S.

Used 6 months or more

Very good for the money

Pros

Selected on of these for my mother, after looking at all the useless knives she had in her kitchen. This is no Shun knife, however for the money it is excellent. Far far better then the Chinese made junk you see in most shops.

Cons

None

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Frank K.

Used 6 months or more

Makes preparation considerably quicker & easier

Pros

It does exactly what you'd hope for. I selected this over the top Consumer rated knife based on price & the fact that we aren't chefs so paying $300 for a knife seemed a bit much.

Very comfortable handle
Easy "action" when chopping
Very sharp - cuts so smoothly. The knife does all the work for you, as it should.
Nice & lightweight (some might prefer a weightier knife but this was a pro for me.)
Great value for money (I got ours for less than the price guide - look around)
Nice wide blade (useful for moving prepared ingredients)

Cons

Does not fit in standard knife block due to the extra "height" of the blade - no big deal, but something to consider.

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Previous member

Used 1 month or less