Need to slice a watermelon? Butternut squash? The 10" Rosewood Chef’s Knife gives you the extra leverage you need to complete these larger tasks. The longer, wider blade provides greater heft so hard-skinned items like acorn and spaghetti squashes are easier to slice through in one motion. The longer cutting edge also allows you to do more at once. Rather than chopping one carrot or celery stick at a time, the 10 inch blade gives you the option of handling multiple pieces at a time.
The overall shape of the blade, with a long, sloping curve, lends itself to “rocking” very well, allowing one to mince and chop with ease, while the flat spine allows you to comfortably press down on the blade when extra power is needed to slice through hard-skinned items like cantaloupe or squash.
Offering perfect balance and featuring the same world-renowned blade as found on our Fibrox Pro line, the 10" Rosewood Chef’s Knife provides a professional-grade tool optimized for home use. Optimally weighted with high-quality, lightweight European steel that reduces hand and wrist fatigue, the 10" Rosewood Chef’s Knife is comfortable even after extended use in the kitchen. The tapered knife edge is ground in two directions to hold a sharp edge longer, and can easily be brought back to its original sharpness. Perfectly suited for dicing onions, mincing shallots, chopping herbs, crushing garlic, slicing meats of all varieties, and shredding cabbage, its versatility will quickly make it your go-to knife.
Beautiful and authentic to our heritage, each knife in our Rosewood collection is truly a work of art. Rosewood is regarded as a strong, durable wood, yet known for its beauty, with darker wood grain and different hues. Overtime the natural beauty of the wood is enhanced and conforms nicely to the user’s hand. Wood handles are hand finished and polished with natural compounds to bring out each piece’s unique characteristics. They are the perfect addition to any kitchen that you won’t want to stick in a drawer, or make the perfect gift any recipient would cherish.
While traditional and elegant, our Rosewood Collection doesn't get by on good looks alone. The well-balanced handles and high quality, lightweight European stainless steel blades have been hallmarks of our cutlery for over 130 years and yet are an intelligent, modern alternative to heavier cutlery. The ergonomic handle shape improves grip making each cut that much more comfortable. Both lightweight and durable, these knives seem less likes tools and more like an extension of your hand.
Whether a seasoned, or novice home chef, Victorinox Swiss Army offers not only the right tools and the know-how, but most importantly, the confidence to achieve one’s culinary aspirations. Expertly crafted in Switzerland since 1884, Victorinox offers a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.
Please NOTE that this item ships with the International item number 5.2000.25 on the blade and not 47021, 40021, or 5.2000.25US3, but is the same 10" Rosewood Chef's Knife. Formerly Forschner
In 1937 Victorinox began selling cutlery in America through a Connecticut distributor called R.H. Forschner & Co. A well-known manufacturer of butcher scales, Forschner soon became the exclusive U.S. distributor for Victorinox knives, and was the name by which Victorinox knives were known.
In 2011 Victorinox began marketing all its product lines, including kitchen knives, under the common umbrella name by which the company is now popularly known – Victorinox Swiss Army. Care and Use
Be good to your knives and they’ll be good to you. Following these simple guidelines will ensure that you get the longest life out of your knife! Hand Washing
Victorinox Swiss Army recommends washing all knives by hand. For best results, hand wash your knives with a soapy cloth and dry immediately. Dishwasher
In general, high-quality cutlery should not be run through the dishwasher for the following reasons: The detergents used are very strong degreasers, especially in the case of wood handles; they can be stripped of their natural oils, causing them to split or crack. Dishwashing machines are designed to spray water at a relatively high pressure, which can jostle the silverware and cause the knives to collide, dulling the edge. Proper Care for Knives with Rosewood Handles
Soaking your knives in water can make the wood swell and possibly crack. It’s best to gently wash the handle with mild soap, rinse and dry. If you notice that the wood seems to be drying out, you can apply a small quantity of mineral oil or beeswax with a paper towel. Let this soak in for 20 minutes and wipe off the excess. This should keep your handles looking good for many, many years. Maintaining your Knife’s Edge
For optimum performance, knives should be honed after every couple of uses. Proper and frequent use of a honing steel will keep your knives sharper and performing at their best, but remember that a honing steel will not sharpen a dull knife. Honing steels are maintenance tools and are used to help keep an already sharp blade from degrading. During use, a knife edge becomes rolled or turned from direct contact with cutting boards, bones or other hard objects. In this case, honing is necessary to straighten the edge of the knife. After significant use, the steel particles become damaged and the edge cannot be brought back by honing, so sharpening is necessary. If your knives are dull, pitted, or you see visible nicks on the cutting edge, you’ll need to sharpen with a Swiss Sharp Handheld Sharpener (49002) or bring to a professional for re-sharpening. History and Heritage
In 1884, Master Cutler Karl Elsener opened a cutlery shop in Ibach, Switzerland. There, he and the cutlers’ union he formed produced the finest steel cutlery, finished with the now-famous proprietary edge preferred globally by professional and home cooks. In 1891, Karl supplied the Swiss Army with its standard issue Soldier’s Knife and in 1897 with the Officer’s Knife. In 1921, after the death of his mother, Victoria, and with the advent of stainless steel, then known as “inoxydable” and used in the production of his cutlery, Karl changed the name of the company to Victorinox. It is from those humble beginnings that a worldwide icon was born.
Today, Victorinox is still owned and operated by the Elsener family, and both the company and family still resides in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland.