Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde
they make a few lines - some manufactured in europe, some in asia. i would atleast get ones with the forged blade and full length tang. otherwise, if going stamped, might as well go Forschner and save money
I did a side by side comparison of the lauded victorinox/forschner chef's knife and a henckels pro-s (about equivalent to a wustoff classic) after I gave my mother one for christmas and my dad gave her the other.
She voted to keep the victorinox. I far prefer the handle and feeling of the bolster on the wustoff...but the cutting action and thinness of the blade on the victorinox just made it so much better to use. It was a factory edge test, but someone worried about best budget knives is probably not going to sharpen often.
at $20-25 for the victorinox vs $150 for the germans...it is a no-brainer as to which is the best budget knife.