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Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black

Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black

Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP, 8 Inch, Black
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Features

  • For home chefs & professionals. This Fibro Pro chef's knife has been the top choice of both home chefs and professionals alike. Expertly crafted with a tapered stainless steel edge that cuts with ease and efficiency.
  • Fit for all tasks. Designed to handle kitchen tasks both big and small, This durable knife's razor sharp and laser-tested blade effortlessly chops, minces, slices and dices. An essential for every kitchen.
  • Easy handling. Each knife features an ergonomic handle made from thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for a non-slip grip -- even when wet. This exceptional knife is weighted and balanced for easy handling.
  • Knife Dimensions. Blade made out of stainless steel material -- 7. 9 inches in length. Made with dishwasher safe materials for an easy clean.
  • Trusted Swiss quality. Expertly crafted in Switzerland in 1884, Victorinox provides a lifetime against defects in material and workmanship. Making a Lifetime commitment has never been so easy.

Description

A TRUSTED FAVORITE Preferred by both home chefs and culinary professionals, the 8" Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife can handle nearly every kitchen task imaginable. Crafted with a comfortable handle, superior weight and balance, and a razor sharp edge that rarely requires re-sharpening, this knife is an essential tool for every kitchen. KEY FEATURES


Product Dimensions 17 x 4 x 1.25 inches


Item Weight 7.5 ounces


Manufacturer Victorinox


ASIN B008M5U1C2


Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


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Item model number 45520


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 14,007 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #321 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #1 in Chef's Knives


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 13, 2012


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Features

  • For home chefs & professionals. This Fibro Pro chef's knife has been the top choice of both home chefs and professionals alike. Expertly crafted with a tapered stainless steel edge that cuts with ease and efficiency.
  • Fit for all tasks. Designed to handle kitchen tasks both big and small, This durable knife's razor sharp and laser-tested blade effortlessly chops, minces, slices and dices. An essential for every kitchen.
  • Easy handling. Each knife features an ergonomic handle made from thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for a non-slip grip -- even when wet. This exceptional knife is weighted and balanced for easy handling.
  • Knife Dimensions. Blade made out of stainless steel material -- 7. 9 inches in length. Made with dishwasher safe materials for an easy clean.
  • Trusted Swiss quality. Expertly crafted in Switzerland in 1884, Victorinox provides a lifetime against defects in material and workmanship. Making a Lifetime commitment has never been so easy.

Description

A TRUSTED FAVORITE Preferred by both home chefs and culinary professionals, the 8" Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife can handle nearly every kitchen task imaginable. Crafted with a comfortable handle, superior weight and balance, and a razor sharp edge that rarely requires re-sharpening, this knife is an essential tool for every kitchen. KEY FEATURES


Product Dimensions 17 x 4 x 1.25 inches


Item Weight 7.5 ounces


Manufacturer Victorinox


ASIN B008M5U1C2


Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Item model number 45520


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 14,007 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #321 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #1 in Chef's Knives


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 13, 2012


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • For home chefs & professionals. This Fibro Pro chef's knife has been the top choice of both home chefs and professionals alike. Expertly crafted with a tapered stainless steel edge that cuts with ease and efficiency.
  • Fit for all tasks. Designed to handle kitchen tasks both big and small, This durable knife's razor sharp and laser-tested blade effortlessly chops, minces, slices and dices. An essential for every kitchen.
  • Easy handling. Each knife features an ergonomic handle made from thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for a non-slip grip -- even when wet. This exceptional knife is weighted and balanced for easy handling.
  • Knife Dimensions. Blade made out of stainless steel material -- 7. 9 inches in length. Made with dishwasher safe materials for an easy clean.
  • Trusted Swiss quality. Expertly crafted in Switzerland in 1884, Victorinox provides a lifetime against defects in material and workmanship. Making a Lifetime commitment has never been so easy.

Description

A TRUSTED FAVORITE Preferred by both home chefs and culinary professionals, the 8" Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife can handle nearly every kitchen task imaginable. Crafted with a comfortable handle, superior weight and balance, and a razor sharp edge that rarely requires re-sharpening, this knife is an essential tool for every kitchen. KEY FEATURES


Product Dimensions 17 x 4 x 1.25 inches


Item Weight 7.5 ounces


Manufacturer Victorinox


ASIN B008M5U1C2


Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Item model number 45520


Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars 14,007 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #321 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining) #1 in Chef's Knives


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 13, 2012


abunda_amazon_reviews June 10, 2018 I received the Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP. I was so excited when it arrived. As a follower of American Test Kitchen I heard nothing but praise for this knife. In the past 3 months of use, the knife has been a huge disappointment. It's cutting ability is less than my dull knives I have at home. The final straw came yesterday when the knife could not cut an eggplant into slices. It just couldn't cut the skin. I picked up one of my "dull" knifes and it cut the eggplant. I don't know what happened to Victorinox Fibrox chef knife since the rave reviews on ATK and Amazon site, but my knife is not the quality of everyone's ratings. I do not recommend this knife.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Disappointed.;;Ominuso;;;I’ve owned two of these knifes before and I was more than happy with them for the price. I recently had to purchase a new one and when compared to the other two this is clearly a different knife. This on has a less grooved handle so there isn’t much to wrap you hand around. It also has a visible thinner blade and is SIGNIFIGANTLY lighter. This feels like a cheaper version of the knife I’ve loved for years. I will be sending this knife back as I am completely dissatisfied with it. It’s a shame these where wonderful knifes for the price point that I had enjoyed cooking with for years before. Strongly do not recommend.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Negative changes made to this knife. Now feels cheap.;;Brian Kent;;;After years of working with cheap knives, I was excited to finally get a proper chef's knife. Unfortunately the knife I received literally wouldn't cut through anything. I tried cutting the plastic shrink wrap on a pork shoulder and it just stretched the plastic out. I tried trimming the fat before smoking the meat and it was so dull I ended up switching back to a 20 year old Ginsu knife because I was genuinely scared I was going to slip and slice my hand open because it would not cut at all and I had to push the knife so hard while slicing. It just smashes tomatoes when trying to slice. However, I don't think the knife itself was the problem, I honestly think the knife I received was used. When I took the knife out of the packaging, I could immediately see hundreds of small and medium nicks on the blade and the the knife had several large tarnish spots. From the other experiences I've had with both Amazon and Victorinox, I really think Amazon just sold me a used/returned knife;;Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Dull, Dangerous and Probably Used;;BakingBoss;;;It cuts things...and it cuts things well. What more do you need to know? Buy them already! Seriously though, we wanted to get some grown up knives because we like to cook and were tried of the low quality sets. I did my research and these are literally the best knives you can buy for the money (by the way, this is the same company that invented the Swiss Army Knife). Are you a professional chef? If not, you probably don't need that $300 chef knife and even if you were, I honestly doubt you would be able to tell that much of a difference. The blade came sharp, I keep it sharp with a honing rod and I bought a wet stone but have not had to sharpen it yet due to the honing rod doing what it should. The handle is very comfortable and the weight and balance make it easy to use. I enjoy using my Victorinox knives and have been impressed with all of them so far (have not had a chance to use the bread knife yet). I know someone is probably thinking, "but these are that pretty", do you want knives to cook with or wall art? Would you pay more money to fly coach if that meant they put a laminated Monet poster behind every headrest? Even if you aren't sure, buy these and you can always upgrade the ones you need to later and either have a backup or gift this to someone more grateful (just kidding, its your money so buy what you want :) If you are reading this and don't already know, do not put your knives in the dishwasher. If you do not plan to hand wash your knives, you aren't ready to invest the money into good knives yet since it will ding up the blade turning your nice knives into...well, sharp butter knives.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Best knives you will find unless you are willing to pay around $1,000 to cut things slightly better;;Derek;;;This is indeed a SHARP knife. I wanted to try it out as soon as I got it so I was prewashing it in the sink and sliced my finger nicely - so be aware that this is "well-sharpened" upon arrival. If the handle wasn't so cheap and cheesy, I would give this 5 stars. As it stands, the quality of the handle is not the same high quality as a knife which cut everything as if it was butter. The price of the knife is not that high either so maybe the company felt it could cut corners in the handle and put the production money in the knife instead. Makes sense to me and I can live with that. I like the knife and highly recommend it. 12/4 My love affair with this knife continues. Last night,at first I thought there was something wrong with my potatoes because the knife sliced through them as if they were butter but with nice clean edges. Oh my- simply impressive. My love just keeps growing. However, I am still disappointed with the company. I have gotten over the fact that the quality of the handle does not fit the quality of the knife. However everytime I put this beautiful knife into the cheap bendable plastic sheath that the company calls a " knife guard", I cringe. It is not washable on the inside and is more like temporary packaging. Now, if the manufacturer reads these reviews, this is my advice to you: My other favorite knife is a gorgeous green plastic paring knife from Kuhn Rikon. It is sharp and designed as a total package. It comes with a heavy-duty molded plastic knife guard that is a joy to behold. It has a well-defined guard on the sheath. The sheath has 3 holes in it to faciltate cleaning. Even the plastic handle is nice. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this knife. If Kuhn Rikon can put together this kind of knife and shealth package for $7.00 retail price, I suspect you can do a bit better with the handle and sheath guard for your more expensive chef knife. For me, I have decided to search AMAZON to see if I can purchase a sheath for this knife separately. 12/4 Afternoon. Ok, I have gone full circle on this knife. I went out looking for a knife sheath and after all my complaining above I find that Victorinox sells sheaths especially made for this knife. While I was out there, I also read more reviews ( there are thousands of positive reviews) and many experienced chefs indicate that the knife handle is nice and does not slip as a smoother handle might when it gets wet. Well, the lightbulb went on. I think they are right. I also went looking for their paring knife and again found an incredible number of glowing reviews. Also found a smaller chef's knife. I am hooked. So I bought one of each of them and another sheath to go with each as well as a glove to protect my fingers now that I will have all of these beautiful and sharp knives!! I guess you could say I have gone ga ga over these knives and so I had no choice but to raise this knife 5 stars. I am simply in LOVE. LOL Thank you Vitorinox!;;Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Sharp Knife!!!;;Anne

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Ominuso - Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
Disappointed.
June 10, 2018 I received the Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP. I was so excited when it arrived. As a follower of American Test Kitchen I heard nothing but praise for this knife. In the past 3 months of use, the knife has been a huge disappointment. It's cutting ability is less than my dull knives I have at home. The final straw came yesterday when the knife could not cut an eggplant into slices. It just couldn't cut the skin. I picked up one of my "dull" knifes and it cut the eggplant. I don't know what happened to Victorinox Fibrox chef knife since the rave reviews on ATK and Amazon site, but my knife is not the quality of everyone's ratings. I do not recommend this knife.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian Kent - Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2019
Negative changes made to this knife. Now feels cheap.
I’ve owned two of these knifes before and I was more than happy with them for the price. I recently had to purchase a new one and when compared to the other two this is clearly a different knife. This on has a less grooved handle so there isn’t much to wrap you hand around. It also has a visible thinner blade and is SIGNIFIGANTLY lighter. This feels like a cheaper version of the knife I’ve loved for years. I will be sending this knife back as I am completely dissatisfied with it. It’s a shame these where wonderful knifes for the price point that I had enjoyed cooking with for years before. Strongly do not recommend.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By BakingBoss - Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2018
Dull, Dangerous and Probably Used
After years of working with cheap knives, I was excited to finally get a proper chef's knife. Unfortunately the knife I received literally wouldn't cut through anything. I tried cutting the plastic shrink wrap on a pork shoulder and it just stretched the plastic out. I tried trimming the fat before smoking the meat and it was so dull I ended up switching back to a 20 year old Ginsu knife because I was genuinely scared I was going to slip and slice my hand open because it would not cut at all and I had to push the knife so hard while slicing. It just smashes tomatoes when trying to slice. However, I don't think the knife itself was the problem, I honestly think the knife I received was used. When I took the knife out of the packaging, I could immediately see hundreds of small and medium nicks on the blade and the the knife had several large tarnish spots. From the other experiences I've had with both Amazon and Victorinox, I really think Amazon just sold me a used/returned knife

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Derek - Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2017
Best knives you will find unless you are willing to pay around $1,000 to cut things slightly better
It cuts things...and it cuts things well. What more do you need to know? Buy them already! Seriously though, we wanted to get some grown up knives because we like to cook and were tried of the low quality sets. I did my research and these are literally the best knives you can buy for the money (by the way, this is the same company that invented the Swiss Army Knife). Are you a professional chef? If not, you probably don't need that $300 chef knife and even if you were, I honestly doubt you would be able to tell that much of a difference. The blade came sharp, I keep it sharp with a honing rod and I bought a wet stone but have not had to sharpen it yet due to the honing rod doing what it should. The handle is very comfortable and the weight and balance make it easy to use. I enjoy using my Victorinox knives and have been impressed with all of them so far (have not had a chance to use the bread knife yet). I know someone is probably thinking, "but these are that pretty", do you want knives to cook with or wall art? Would you pay more money to fly coach if that meant they put a laminated Monet poster behind every headrest? Even if you aren't sure, buy these and you can always upgrade the ones you need to later and either have a backup or gift this to someone more grateful (just kidding, its your money so buy what you want :) If you are reading this and don't already know, do not put your knives in the dishwasher. If you do not plan to hand wash your knives, you aren't ready to invest the money into good knives yet since it will ding up the blade turning your nice knives into...well, sharp butter knives.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Anne - Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2016
Sharp Knife!!!
This is indeed a SHARP knife. I wanted to try it out as soon as I got it so I was prewashing it in the sink and sliced my finger nicely - so be aware that this is "well-sharpened" upon arrival. If the handle wasn't so cheap and cheesy, I would give this 5 stars. As it stands, the quality of the handle is not the same high quality as a knife which cut everything as if it was butter. The price of the knife is not that high either so maybe the company felt it could cut corners in the handle and put the production money in the knife instead. Makes sense to me and I can live with that. I like the knife and highly recommend it. 12/4 My love affair with this knife continues. Last night,at first I thought there was something wrong with my potatoes because the knife sliced through them as if they were butter but with nice clean edges. Oh my- simply impressive. My love just keeps growing. However, I am still disappointed with the company. I have gotten over the fact that the quality of the handle does not fit the quality of the knife. However everytime I put this beautiful knife into the cheap bendable plastic sheath that the company calls a " knife guard", I cringe. It is not washable on the inside and is more like temporary packaging. Now, if the manufacturer reads these reviews, this is my advice to you: My other favorite knife is a gorgeous green plastic paring knife from Kuhn Rikon. It is sharp and designed as a total package. It comes with a heavy-duty molded plastic knife guard that is a joy to behold. It has a well-defined guard on the sheath. The sheath has 3 holes in it to faciltate cleaning. Even the plastic handle is nice. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this knife. If Kuhn Rikon can put together this kind of knife and shealth package for $7.00 retail price, I suspect you can do a bit better with the handle and sheath guard for your more expensive chef knife. For me, I have decided to search AMAZON to see if I can purchase a sheath for this knife separately. 12/4 Afternoon. Ok, I have gone full circle on this knife. I went out looking for a knife sheath and after all my complaining above I find that Victorinox sells sheaths especially made for this knife. While I was out there, I also read more reviews ( there are thousands of positive reviews) and many experienced chefs indicate that the knife handle is nice and does not slip as a smoother handle might when it gets wet. Well, the lightbulb went on. I think they are right. I also went looking for their paring knife and again found an incredible number of glowing reviews. Also found a smaller chef's knife. I am hooked. So I bought one of each of them and another sheath to go with each as well as a glove to protect my fingers now that I will have all of these beautiful and sharp knives!! I guess you could say I have gone ga ga over these knives and so I had no choice but to raise this knife 5 stars. I am simply in LOVE. LOL Thank you Vitorinox!

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Ominuso - Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
Disappointed.
June 10, 2018 I received the Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP. I was so excited when it arrived. As a follower of American Test Kitchen I heard nothing but praise for this knife. In the past 3 months of use, the knife has been a huge disappointment. It's cutting ability is less than my dull knives I have at home. The final straw came yesterday when the knife could not cut an eggplant into slices. It just couldn't cut the skin. I picked up one of my "dull" knifes and it cut the eggplant. I don't know what happened to Victorinox Fibrox chef knife since the rave reviews on ATK and Amazon site, but my knife is not the quality of everyone's ratings. I do not recommend this knife.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian Kent - Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2019
Negative changes made to this knife. Now feels cheap.
I’ve owned two of these knifes before and I was more than happy with them for the price. I recently had to purchase a new one and when compared to the other two this is clearly a different knife. This on has a less grooved handle so there isn’t much to wrap you hand around. It also has a visible thinner blade and is SIGNIFIGANTLY lighter. This feels like a cheaper version of the knife I’ve loved for years. I will be sending this knife back as I am completely dissatisfied with it. It’s a shame these where wonderful knifes for the price point that I had enjoyed cooking with for years before. Strongly do not recommend.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By BakingBoss - Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2018
Dull, Dangerous and Probably Used
After years of working with cheap knives, I was excited to finally get a proper chef's knife. Unfortunately the knife I received literally wouldn't cut through anything. I tried cutting the plastic shrink wrap on a pork shoulder and it just stretched the plastic out. I tried trimming the fat before smoking the meat and it was so dull I ended up switching back to a 20 year old Ginsu knife because I was genuinely scared I was going to slip and slice my hand open because it would not cut at all and I had to push the knife so hard while slicing. It just smashes tomatoes when trying to slice. However, I don't think the knife itself was the problem, I honestly think the knife I received was used. When I took the knife out of the packaging, I could immediately see hundreds of small and medium nicks on the blade and the the knife had several large tarnish spots. From the other experiences I've had with both Amazon and Victorinox, I really think Amazon just sold me a used/returned knife

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Derek - Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2017
Best knives you will find unless you are willing to pay around $1,000 to cut things slightly better
It cuts things...and it cuts things well. What more do you need to know? Buy them already! Seriously though, we wanted to get some grown up knives because we like to cook and were tried of the low quality sets. I did my research and these are literally the best knives you can buy for the money (by the way, this is the same company that invented the Swiss Army Knife). Are you a professional chef? If not, you probably don't need that $300 chef knife and even if you were, I honestly doubt you would be able to tell that much of a difference. The blade came sharp, I keep it sharp with a honing rod and I bought a wet stone but have not had to sharpen it yet due to the honing rod doing what it should. The handle is very comfortable and the weight and balance make it easy to use. I enjoy using my Victorinox knives and have been impressed with all of them so far (have not had a chance to use the bread knife yet). I know someone is probably thinking, "but these are that pretty", do you want knives to cook with or wall art? Would you pay more money to fly coach if that meant they put a laminated Monet poster behind every headrest? Even if you aren't sure, buy these and you can always upgrade the ones you need to later and either have a backup or gift this to someone more grateful (just kidding, its your money so buy what you want :) If you are reading this and don't already know, do not put your knives in the dishwasher. If you do not plan to hand wash your knives, you aren't ready to invest the money into good knives yet since it will ding up the blade turning your nice knives into...well, sharp butter knives.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Anne - Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2016
Sharp Knife!!!
This is indeed a SHARP knife. I wanted to try it out as soon as I got it so I was prewashing it in the sink and sliced my finger nicely - so be aware that this is "well-sharpened" upon arrival. If the handle wasn't so cheap and cheesy, I would give this 5 stars. As it stands, the quality of the handle is not the same high quality as a knife which cut everything as if it was butter. The price of the knife is not that high either so maybe the company felt it could cut corners in the handle and put the production money in the knife instead. Makes sense to me and I can live with that. I like the knife and highly recommend it. 12/4 My love affair with this knife continues. Last night,at first I thought there was something wrong with my potatoes because the knife sliced through them as if they were butter but with nice clean edges. Oh my- simply impressive. My love just keeps growing. However, I am still disappointed with the company. I have gotten over the fact that the quality of the handle does not fit the quality of the knife. However everytime I put this beautiful knife into the cheap bendable plastic sheath that the company calls a " knife guard", I cringe. It is not washable on the inside and is more like temporary packaging. Now, if the manufacturer reads these reviews, this is my advice to you: My other favorite knife is a gorgeous green plastic paring knife from Kuhn Rikon. It is sharp and designed as a total package. It comes with a heavy-duty molded plastic knife guard that is a joy to behold. It has a well-defined guard on the sheath. The sheath has 3 holes in it to faciltate cleaning. Even the plastic handle is nice. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this knife. If Kuhn Rikon can put together this kind of knife and shealth package for $7.00 retail price, I suspect you can do a bit better with the handle and sheath guard for your more expensive chef knife. For me, I have decided to search AMAZON to see if I can purchase a sheath for this knife separately. 12/4 Afternoon. Ok, I have gone full circle on this knife. I went out looking for a knife sheath and after all my complaining above I find that Victorinox sells sheaths especially made for this knife. While I was out there, I also read more reviews ( there are thousands of positive reviews) and many experienced chefs indicate that the knife handle is nice and does not slip as a smoother handle might when it gets wet. Well, the lightbulb went on. I think they are right. I also went looking for their paring knife and again found an incredible number of glowing reviews. Also found a smaller chef's knife. I am hooked. So I bought one of each of them and another sheath to go with each as well as a glove to protect my fingers now that I will have all of these beautiful and sharp knives!! I guess you could say I have gone ga ga over these knives and so I had no choice but to raise this knife 5 stars. I am simply in LOVE. LOL Thank you Vitorinox!