Kitchen knives

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

Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.

Victorinox

Chef’s Knife 5.2063.20

recommended

80

Price guide

$76

Member Reviews

    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.)

    How we test

    Overall score:

    • Handling (60 percent)
    • Initial sharpness (20 percent)
    • Edge durability (20 percent)

    Price is based on a March 2013 price survey.

    Model

    • Price guide

      $76

    • Origin

      Switzerland

    Specifications

    • Size (cm)

      20

    • Weight (g)

      181

    • Handle

      Plastic

    More info

    • Notes

      -

    Member reviews

    4 Member reviews

    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.

    Rochelle G.

    Used 1 month or less