The Victorinox (Forschner) paring knife, also called a fillet or fishing knife, has a 3-1/4″ blade and small black nylon handle. The overall length in 7″ The nylon handle is hygienic and very sanitary, being NSF approved as minimizing crevices that would offer hospitality to bacteria. It is dishwasher safe, although hand-washing is recommended.
The blade has an exceptionally keen, razor-sharp edge. The high carbon, stainless steel blade is hand-finished by skilled craftsmen at Victorinox in Switzerland. A special tempering process is used to produce an edge that can be resharpened over and over again. Each Victorinox knife is stamped from a single sheet of metal. The blade is then hardened, tempered, ground, polished, etched, and finished.
This Victorinox product has been marketed in the U.S. under the R.H. Forschner brand name since 1937. Since 2009, it has been sold in the U.S. under the Victorinox brand name. It was Forschner 40600, and is now Victorinox 40600. The original model number was Forschner 882.