THE RIGHT KITCHEN KNIVES FOR THE JOB WHICH KNIFE DOES WHAT

Our experts help you pick the best kitchen knives

Beaked blades and fluted, straight edges and serrated: what exactly are these for? Our knife specialists give you the lowdown on 12 different essential Victorinox kitchen tools. Because it’s one thing to be able to choose from a wide range of kitchen knives, but quite another to know exactly what they can all do – and some things may surprise you. Have a look at our tips and get the best out of your chef skills.

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The Office Knife

The kitchen multitasker

A key investment for any busy kitchen, this hardworking utility knife can handle chopping, dicing and slicing of all kinds. This knife takes on not just fruit and vegetables but can also tackle meat like a pro. From the fine slicing of herbs to carving your roast, the Office Knife is compact yet chef-level capable and is a true all-rounder.

Our tip: Leaving home and setting up your own kitchen for the first time? This is the knife you should start with.
  • Swiss Classic Office Knife

Swiss Classic Office Knife

black, 15 cm
  • Wood Office Knife

Wood Office Knife

Modified Maple, 15 cm
  • Swiss Classic Office Knife

Swiss Classic Office Knife

black, 12 cm
  • Swiss Modern Office Knife
  • Swiss Modern Office Knife

Swiss Modern Office Knife

lilac, 15 cm
  • Swiss Modern Office Knife

Swiss Modern Office Knife

Walnut wood, 15 cm




The Steak Knife

Slices Steak…. and Pizza

Fillet, rump, sirloin or onglet, whichever cut you choose, our Steak Knife is its ultimate go-to partner. Fitting neatly into the palm of your hand, it gracefully glides against the grain, leaving you to savor the flavor. We offer two types of steak knife: straight edge and wavy edge. True meat connoisseurs prefer the straight edge, so as not to tear the meat. The wavy edge makes the knife more of an allrounder however – it’s also ideal for slicing pizza.

Our tip: The wavy edge blades can handle not only steak and pizza with ease, but also pastries, pies and quiches too.
  • Swiss Classic Steak Knife
  • Swiss Classic Steak Knife

Swiss Classic Steak Knife

black, 11 cm
  • Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, 2 pieces
  • Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, 2 pieces
  • Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, 2 pieces

Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, 2 pieces

black, 12 cm
  • Swiss Classic Steak Knife Set, 6 pieces
  • Swiss Classic Steak Knife Set, 6 pieces

Swiss Classic Steak Knife Set, 6 pieces

black, 11 cm
  • Wood Steak Knife Set, 2 pieces

Wood Steak Knife Set, 2 pieces

Wood, 14 cm
  • Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, straight edge

Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, straight edge

Walnut wood, 12 cm
  • Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, wavy edge

Swiss Modern Steak Knife Set, wavy edge

Walnut wood, 12 cm
  • Grand Maître Steak Knife Set, 4 pieces

Grand Maître Steak Knife Set, 4 pieces

Modified Maple, 12 cm




The Filleting Knife

For flawless fish

This blade is exceptionally on point for fish. Long, lean and slightly tapered, it is flexible enough to negotiate a myriad of fish bones with A-game agility. The result is a clean, perfectly filleted dish that looks beautifully presented on the plate. We offer two blade sizes, 16 cm and 20 cm. The rule here is to choose a knife that is approximately 5 cm larger than the fish you are filleting. This means the 16 cm blade is better suited to trout or mackerel, while the 20 cm blade is ideal for medium to large fish like salmon or catfish.

Our tip: The length and flexible blade of a Filleting Knife also make it an excellent choice for peeling an orange.
  • Grand Maître Wood Filleting Knife

Grand Maître Wood Filleting Knife

Modified Maple, 20 cm
  • Swiss Classic Filleting Knife

Swiss Classic Filleting Knife

black, 20 cm
  • Wood Filleting Knife

Wood Filleting Knife

Wood, 16 cm




The Santoku Knife

Nothing sticks

The fluted edge and straighter blade make the Santoku Knife a trusted kitchen all-rounder. The flutes ensure that food doesn’t stick to the blade when cutting, making slicing anything from meat, fish, vegetables to fruit feel effortless. The straight edge blade is suitable for chopping, slicing and dicing, helping you to cut more precisely but with ease.

Our tip: We offer this knife both with and without fluted blade. While the non-fluted blade might make long-term sharpening easier, we recommend the fluted edge, for the ease and precision it gives to any slicing task.
  • Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, fluted edge
  • Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, fluted edge
  • Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, fluted edge
  • Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, fluted edge
  • Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, fluted edge
  • Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, fluted edge

Swiss Classic Santoku Knife, fluted edge

black, 17 cm
  • Wood Santoku Knife

Wood Santoku Knife

Modified Maple, 17 cm
  • Grand Maître Santoku Knife
  • Grand Maître Santoku Knife

Grand Maître Santoku Knife

Modified Maple, 17 cm
  • Swiss Classic Santoku Knife

Swiss Classic Santoku Knife

red, 17 cm
  • Swiss Modern Santoku Knife
  • Swiss Modern Santoku Knife

Swiss Modern Santoku Knife

olive-green, 17 cm




The Bread Knife

Makes light work of tough surfaces

Freshly baked granary bread with salted butter, ciabatta with balsamic and extra virgin olive oil, sourdough rye with ham and cheese: bread has so many delicious guises. So, investing in a knife that knows how to tackle your daily loaf is key. Built to last, our Bread Knives slice adeptly through thick crusts, thanks to the wavy edge blade. For those who need help cutting the perfect slice, the Dux knife has an adjustable guide to help you slice bread or even salami or cucumber.

Our tip: Baked goods are this blade’s domain but try it on a pumpkin and you’ll be in expert hands.
  • Grand Maître Bread Knife
  • Grand Maître Bread Knife

Grand Maître Bread Knife

Modified Maple, 23 cm
  • Swiss Classic Bread Knife
  • Swiss Classic Bread Knife
  • Swiss Classic Bread Knife
  • Swiss Classic Bread Knife
  • Swiss Classic Bread Knife
  • Swiss Classic Bread Knife

Swiss Classic Bread Knife

black, 21 cm
  • Wood Bread Knife

Wood Bread Knife

Modified Maple, 21 cm
  • Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife

Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife

Walnut wood, 22 cm
  • Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife
  • Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife

Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife

black, 22 cm
  • Wood Bread and Pastry Knife

Wood Bread and Pastry Knife

Modified Maple, 22 cm




The Carving Knife

Not just for roasts

The Carving Knife is another kitchen workhorse which can handle pretty much anything that lands on your cutting board. It’s ideal for more compact joints such as guinea fowl, poussin or duck. For larger cuts of meat, we recommend an extra-wide blade. The longer blades are also ideal for precisely cutting carpaccio, for example. The Carving Knife is also adept at handling all kinds of fruit and vegetables, making it another kitchen must-have. Its ergonomic handle means it’s super easy to use and the straight edge cuts with impressive precision.

Our tip: It may have earned its culinary stripes for carving meat, but this adept blade works just as well on soft fruit and vegetables. Why not try it on a pineapple?
  • Wood Carving Knife

Wood Carving Knife

Modified Maple, 25 cm
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife

Swiss Classic Carving Knife

black, 19 cm
  • Wood Carving Knife

Wood Carving Knife

Modified Maple, 19 cm
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife

Swiss Classic Carving Knife

black, 22 cm
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife

Swiss Classic Carving Knife

black, 25 cm
  • Swiss Classic Carving Knife

Swiss Classic Carving Knife

black, 15 cm




The Carving Knife Extra-Wide

For juicy thin slices

Fusing exceptional balance with a smart structure, this knife is strong and can hit the culinary ground running. It excels at carving larger-scale joints such as rump of beef, shoulder of lamb or turkey thanks to its extra-wide blade, which helps you cut through big pieces of meat with ease. For some restaurant-style theater, use it to carve on a beautiful chopping board centerpiece at the table.

Our tip: The best things don’t always come in small packages. Extra width lends this blade precision and power. If you really want effortless slicing, take the fluted edge version of this blade.
  • Swiss Modern Carving Knife
  • Swiss Modern Carving Knife

Swiss Modern Carving Knife

cornflower-blue, 20 cm
  • Swiss Modern Carving Knife

Swiss Modern Carving Knife

Walnut wood, 20 cm




The Paring Knife

Packs a pocket-sized punch

The smallest knife in our kitchen, the Paring Knife is a multitasker that can chop, slice, peel, dice and core. Choose the wavy edge for fruit with soft flesh, such as kiwis or peaches, so you don’t bruise the flesh. The straight edge is good for citrus fruits and pears. Also works well for chopping herbs and preparing garnishes. We offer three blade sizes: 6cm, 8cm and 10cm – enabling you to pick the best blade for the task at hand.

Our tip: The version with the more rounded tip is good for coring apples or cutting out the eyes on potatoes. The pointed tip is ideal for very precise cutting things like fondant icing, so you can take your cake decoration skills to the next level.
  • Swiss Classic Trend Colors Paring Knife Set, 3 Pieces
  • Swiss Classic Trend Colors Paring Knife Set, 3 Pieces
  • Swiss Classic Trend Colors Paring Knife Set, 3 Pieces

Swiss Classic Trend Colors Paring Knife Set, 3 Pieces

light blue, light orange, light red
  • Swiss Classic Paring Knife
  • Swiss Classic Paring Knife
  • Swiss Classic Paring Knife
  • Swiss Classic Paring Knife
  • Swiss Classic Paring Knife
  • Swiss Classic Paring Knife

Swiss Classic Paring Knife

black, 10 cm




The Tomato and Table Knife

Show your tomato who's boss

This little blade’s success lies in its curvy contours. A super sharp wavy edge enables intricate cuts on the finest surfaces. Slice tomatoes without squashing their delicate centers. Chop chipolatas, salami and specialty sausages without ruining their neat, precise form. You’ll wonder how you lived without it.

Our tip: The wavy edge of this blade is also ideal for spreading butter or jam onto freshly baked bread.
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife

Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife

black, 11 cm
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife Set

Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife Set

multicolored, 11 cm
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife Set, 6 pieces
  • Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife Set, 6 pieces

Swiss Classic Tomato and Table Knife Set, 6 pieces

black, 11 cm




The Bread and Pastry Knife

The best of both worlds

Since our expertise at Victorinox is tool combination, our Bread and Pastry Knife has been designed to take care of all your baked-goods-related jobs in the kitchen. Not only can the wavy edge blade cut bread, cakes and pastries with ease, it can also function as a spatula to spread buttercream or icing onto your baked delights. A great advantage is the special shape of the blade, which naturally follows your hand movement as you cut and makes every cutting task easier. We also offer a longer, 26 cm version which is designed specifically for tackling larger pastries or cakes.

Our tip: So, at home in the pastry kitchen, it’s equally as skilled at handling bread and harder-skinned fruits or vegetables like watermelon.
  • Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife
  • Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife

Swiss Modern Bread and Pastry Knife

black, 26 cm
  • Grand Maître Bread and Pastry Knife
  • Grand Maître Bread and Pastry Knife

Grand Maître Bread and Pastry Knife

black, 26 cm
  • Swiss Classic Bread and Pastry Knife

Swiss Classic Bread and Pastry Knife

black, 22 cm




The Salmon Knife

Dish up the fish

Slice your salmon like a professional with this knife designed exclusively for the task. Filleting slices of the delicate fish is easy work thanks to this knife’s thin, flexible blade. The fluted edge of the Salmon Knife prevents the meat from tearing or sticking to the blade – ensuring that you have the perfect slice, every time. Your only problem will be keeping up with the demand for more.

Our tip: This knife’s long, thin, flexible blade with its fluted edge also makes it ideal for ham or anything else you’d cut with a slicing knife.
  • Wood Salmon Knife

Wood Salmon Knife

Modified Maple, 30 cm




The Shaping Knife

More than decoration

Make your next gathering memorable with food that looks too good to eat. The Shaping Knife is the ideal tool for creating garnishes that give your spread some added panache. The thin, curved “Bird’s Beak” blade and ergonomic handle provide the control you need to create intricate designs, whether you’re carving radish roses for the vegetable platter or slicing strawberry fans for brunch. Turn your meal into an event.

Our tip: This knife’s thin, sharp blade is also perfect for cleaning and peeling mushrooms.
  • Swiss Classic Shaping Knife

Swiss Classic Shaping Knife

black, 6 cm




Frequently asked questions

Which other things do I need to consider when I’m choosing a kitchen knife?

Stamped or forged blade? Wood or synthetic handle? How does the handle need to feel in my hand and what do all the different blades do? We take you through all your options.

How can I sharpen my kitchen knife?

Is my knife still sharp enough? What’s the difference between sharpening and honing a blade? How do I sharpen my knife and which tool should I use? Our experts give you all the answers you need to keep your blades cutting perfectly.

How should I clean and store my kitchen knife?

Can I put my knives in the dishwasher? How should I dry and store them? And what kind of cutting board is best? Maintenance tips from Victorinox specialists will make sure your knives last as long as you need them.

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