Victorinox Swiss Army Fibrox Pro 6" Chef's Knife
Great cuts, low price.
Ask a group of chefs to name the most essential piece of kitchen equipment, and most will reply “a good knife.” That’s because the right knife will make prep a breeze, while a bad one will not only slow you down but also actually make you less safe. That goes for adult chefs and emerging chefs, too. The 6-inch version topped our ranking of knives for smaller hands (including kids).
Victorinox Swiss Army Fibrox Pro 6" Chef’s Knife
WINNER - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The smaller sibling of our favorite 8-inch chef’s knife, this model was especially popular with our 12- and 13-year-old testers. It’s an excellent knife that’s sized just right for them. Its blade is sharp, so it never surprised our testers by bouncing off food. Kids reported that it made “good, clean cuts” through fibrous celery and that they “liked the blade a lot.” It had a comfortable, grippy handle that made the children feel safe and in control.
We maintain strict objectivity in all testing.*
EASE OF USE ★★★
KEY: GOOD ★★★ FAIR ★★ POOR ★
Blade Angle: 15 degrees
Material: High-carbon stainless steel
Handle Material: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE)
Dishwasher Safe: Hand washing recommended
Made in Switzerland
ITEM NUMBER: ATKVC6
ITEM WEIGHT: 0.25 pounds
How We Tested Chef's Knives
We tested six knives in a lineup that included a mix of serrated and straight-edged knives with blades made from plastic or metal. After eliminating two models for safety and performance issues, we asked kid testers aged 8 to 13 to test the remaining four models. Some kids had cooking experience; others had never held a knife before. The kid testers diced vegetables, minced herbs, and sliced cheese and tomatoes.
- Exceptional cutting ability
- Slim 15-degree edge so minimal force is required to push through food
- Retains its edge after weeks of testing
- Handle made from bumpy nylon material offers secure grip
- Comfortable for a variety of grips and hand sizes
* OBJECTIVITY FIRST, LAST, AND ALWAYS.
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