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A Review of the Viking Carving Set

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The Right Tools Make a Difference

This Viking Carving Set is a gorgeous, gift-worthy fork and knife set that makes carving your turkey or Standing Rib Roast a dream. We were sent a set to bring into the Test Kitchen and try out. The timing was perfect, with all the holiday dishes being created.

rving set on stone backdrop

Quality Manufacture

This two-piece set consists of an 8 inch (20 cm) carving knife and 7 inch (17 cm) forged meat fork, both designed and made in Germany.

The knife blade is fully forged with a 15-degree edge for maximum sharpness. The heat harden manufacture process produces a blade that is quite durable and that holds its sharpness very well. In the industry there is something called the Rockwell hardness scale, and if you are wondering, these rate at 55 to 56-degree hardness, which is exceptional.

The black handles are fully riveted and sealed, which makes for a hygienic piece of equipment. They are very comfortable in the hand.

The bolster and integrated tang make for a very stable, balanced blade. You will not only be able to slice with ease, but also with less wear and tear on your joints and muscles.

The manufacturer says they are dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing with all knives.

Putting Them to Work

Over the last month we have been roasting turkeys and roasts, creating new brisket recipes, and of course, there are the weekly whole chicken dishes. We used this set on several different types of proteins, both raw and cooked.

In the image below you can see how effortlessly it helped remove excess fat from our Standing Rib Roast. The blade was easy to control and it glided through the fat with ease. The fork helped keep things in place and has a sturdy feel to it.

viking carving set trimming fat from rib roast

When we carved our turkeys we were particularly impressed with how it handles the skin. Sometimes a knife can glide through meat but tear skin. This Viking knife went through both like butter.

viking carving set on cutting board next to cooked rib roast

Having a turkey and a Standing Rib Roast to carve are obvious times that you need a good carving set, but don’t overlook the more everyday foods, such as this brisket, below.

Viking carving set with brisket

The knife worked its way down across the grain to produce lovely, even slices.

Viking carving set with brisket being used on a bamboo cutting board
Our Take on This Viking Carving Set

• Gorgeous design – beautiful enough for a gift.
• Well designed with an integrated tang for stability and longevity.
• Good balance for smaller and larger hands.
• Long fork tines are extra handy.
• Great edge retention.
• Product lifetime guarantee.
• Great gift for the cook who “has everything”.

We Recommend This Viking Carving Set

This Viking Carving Set is being used daily in the Test Kitchen for all of our slicing needs.

Where to Buy: Currently available through Amazon and other outlets

Price at Time of Review: $159.99

Have you tried this product? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


FODMAP Everyday® received this product as a gift for review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.

If you want an inexpensive knife sharpener option, check out the AnySharp, which comes in colors to match any decor! These would make a great gift combo!

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