http://geni.us/CeBUqS – Shun Premier Chef’s Knife.
http://geni.us/gJUG – Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife.
http://geni.us/B6OaYCg – Shun Sora Chef’s Knife (BEST VALUE).
Off the bat, I know that these two knives are in completely different classes. However, I’ve been asked by many to compare higher-end knives to more budget-friendly knives so that they can decide if it is better to save some money or to pay a bit more. A very reasonable request and a very common question.
The Victorinox Fibrox line is the best “budget-friendly” knife you can get. It is sharp and sturdy. However, it uses softer steel, does not have a full tang, and doesn’t have “lasting power.”
The Shun Premier is an extremely high-end line– it uses hard steel, it is clad in 34 layers of stainless steel, it has a hammered finish, it has a full tang, and it comes with lifetime sharpening.
In this video, I compare the Shun Premier Chef’s Knife to the Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife and give my opinions.
Aside from comparing the two knives, I also give a final tip, a compromise of sorts, for those looking to save money on knives but who still want a great set.