Knife skills videos to hone your cutting skills and slicing techniques
Here at Victorinox, we are not just experts in making knives. We’re also experts in using knives. Our team includes professional chefs, experienced butchers and trained cutlers. All this experience comes together with our extensive knowledge of stainless steel and its properties to make sure that we create kitchen knives with sharp blades and comfortable handles, helping you make the perfect cut.
Our knife experts share their knowledge with you. Do you want to hone your cutting techniques or learn some basic knife skills? Our videos will show you knife skills that go beyond just slicing and dicing. We’ll show you how to properly master your kitchen knife, plus teach you how to chop with flair, just like the pros.
For those who prefer to learn knife skills with an illustrated guide, we also have step-by-step instructions on how to cut various foods such as fish, beef or even onions properly.
Cut off one side of the carrot to form a flat base, this will give you stability and help you to cut with more accuracy.
Tuck the fingers of your non-knife hand into a claw-grip. The knuckles of this hand serve as a guide for the blade, helping you to chop quickly but with control and without the risk of slicing a fingertip!
Slice the carrot into strips, using a slight rocking motion and moving the blade from the point to the heel.
To julienne, take one of the wide strips and slice it finely lengthways, pulling the knife towards you. The tip of the blade should be pointing down and the handle of the knife should be slightly raised as you pull.
Tuck the fingers of your non-knife hand into a claw grip.
Julienne the leek by pulling the knife towards you, cutting the leek into long thin strips. The tip of the blade should be pointing down and the handle of the knife should be slightly raised as you pull.
Brunoise the leek by taking a small bunch of the julienne strips and cutting finely crossways to make a fine dice.
Cut with a slight rocking motion so that the blade is always moving from the point to the heel of the knife.