This Beloved Chef’s Knife Is 30% Off on Amazon Right Now — But There’s a Catch

updated Apr 30, 2019
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A good chef’s knife is one of the few truly indispensable parts of your kitchen arsenal. We’ve covered them extensively, and the one that we keep coming back to is the Victorinox line — it’s been

Editor-in-Chief Faith’s go-to

But it’s more than just the discounted price we like: The lost half-inch isn’t a huge difference, but can be more manageable for people with smaller hands. A shorter knife also gives you more control as you chop and dice. If you’re not regularly cutting up larger pieces of meat or produce, you might not even miss it.

If you are making do with smaller or cheaper knives, here are some reasons we think it’s time for you to use this sale as an excuse to upgrade and make the modest investment in a Victorinox chef’s knife.

It’s lightweight and nimble. With an ergonomic handle that’s easy to hold and maneuver, this knife is great for professionals and beginners alike. By making the handle out of plastic instead of heavier wood, it will feel comfortable and lightweight in your hand, and the smaller blade gives you even more flexibility.

It’s easy to take care of. This knife is sharp, and although it’s easy to sharpen you won’t have to do it often. Plus, the blade has no grooves, making it a breeze to clean. Well-made and durable, you don’t have to worry about replacing for a good chunk of time — but if you do need to get a new one, the price is low enough to justify.

Still rather go with the classic 8-inch Victorinox? At only $44, we’d still put it firmly in the “amazing value” category.