The Butcher Knife has a uniquely shaped blade, with a wide upcurved clipped tip, that is designed to effectively butcher or carve large cuts of meat. The Forschner Butcher Knives are available in a variety of blade lengths, some with a Granton edge, in black Fibrox or Rosewood handles.
Each Forschner Butcher Knife has a blade made of high carbon stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 55-56 for high edge retention, that is hand finished by Victorinox in Switzerland. All Victorinox handles on the Forschner Butcher Knives are ergonomically designed to minimize wrist tension. The black Fibrox handle is slip resistant and has been approved by the National Sanitation Foundation. The Rosewood handle comes with polished aluminum rivets.
A Granton Edge, or kullenschiff edge, has hollowed out grooves on the sides of the blade. These grooves fill with the fat and juices of the product being sliced, which allows for thin, even cuts without tearing or shredding the meat. The grooves also help reduce sticking by channeling the material being cut away from the blade.
Editor's Note: Forschner Knives have been and continue to be manufactured by Victorinox in Switzerland. Recently, it has come to our attention that Victorinox no longer wishes to promote the name of Forschner. Neither the quality nor the value of the knives have changed. The only thing that has changed is the omitance of the name Forschner on the blade.