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Top 10 Bread Knives 2018

Not anything tastes higher than a freshly baked loaf — unless it is ruined through mangling with a blunt knife. If you’re tired of spreading butter over surfaces that are less than pristine, it is time to pick up one of these bread knives. They’ll provide you with clean, even slices, without a sharpening, practice, or frustration concerned. When customers purchase our independently selected editorial selections, we may also earn commissions to guide our paintings.

Victorinox Blue Fibrox Pro 10.25 Inch Bakers Bread and Cake KnifeMercer Culinary Millennia 10-Inch Wide Bread KnifeWusthof Classic High Carbon Stainless Steel Bread KnifeTojiro Bread Slicer 270mm F-687ORBLUE Serrated Bread KnifeKai Wasabi Black Bread KnifeJ.A. Henckels International Forged Synergy 8-Inch Bread KnifeFat Daddio's Bread/Cake Knives, 10 InchesSchmidt Brothers Cutlery, STIBR09Dexter-Russell Basics P94804B

What's So Special About a Bread Knife?


The majority of bread knives have serrated edges on the blade. This is also known as a scalloped edge.

The reason for this is simple: the serration allows the blade to grip better when you take on a hard-crusted exterior while still being able to ease into the soft goodness inside. Most regular kitchen knives will make bread-cutting difficult due to a blade length that's too short and middling sharpness.

The lifespan of the blade is also longer because less force is needed during slicing. A smooth blade can work, too, but only if it’s razor sharp.

Grip matters, as well. You’ll find both harder and softer handles, usually with some type of non-slip feature. They even make handles and special grips for people who have arthritis. Nothing should ever stand in the way of yummy carbs.

Overall, bread knives are an important tool to have in any kitchen. And hey — these long, toothy blades look pretty cool, too.

The Bread Knife: To Gift or Not To Gift


If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re buying a bread knife as a present, perhaps for a wedding shower or that one friend who serves mutilated sandwiches. One thing you’ll want to consider is that knives say a lot about the chef who owns them.

Serious cooks often display them in a place of prominence, in a stand on the kitchen counter perhaps, or keep them safely in a carrying case. They will always be at their optimum sharpness. When purchasing a new knife, chefs will think about its use, their budget, and even how well the look of the product will match the overall style of the kitchen. Is it rustic? Modern?

After figuring out a price range and style for your gift, you then have to take into account the length of the blade, its strength and durability, and whether you want an pointed or rounded serrated edge. The former will make crusty artisan bread a lot easier to deal with.

You might even want to weigh the safety concerns. Those thin blades are great for precision, but when they wobble it can be dangerous. Grip, too, has an effect. The chef's hand needs to be comfortable: a comfortable chef is a happy chef, and a happy chef makes better food.

Who's Your Daddy?


It's hard to pinpoint one sole inventor of the bread knife.

If I had to guess, though, it was probably a French artisan hundred of years ago who kept getting angry at his small knives for totally disfiguring his beautiful, drool-worthy bread. Seriously, the French have bread baking and serving down to a science.

As for when it actually appeared on the market, that credit probably goes to the German Friedrich Dick Company, who exhibited the first bread knife at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. If you're curious, that company is still around today.

No doubt that at this point, hundreds of frustrated chefs around the world had an "A-ha!" moment and wondered why they hadn't thought of such a useful tool.

The 'Really Useful Serrated Bread Knife Patent' award that we just made up could also go to Syracuse-born Joseph Burns, who paired the idea of the long knife with a wood saw in 1919.

It’s funny that most early bread knives actually had the word "bread" carved or stamped onto the handle. This just goes to show how truly groundbreaking this invention was: the greatest thing before sliced bread.

While styles have changed over the years and the cutting edges have improved, one thing is for sure: we certainly love our bread.



#10.Dexter-Russell Basics P94804B 10


The Dexter-Russell Basics P94804B 10" scalloped slicer has a black polypropylene handle and a high-carbon steel, hollow ground blade with a scalloped edge and can be used to slice bread or other foods. The blade is made of high-carbon steel, which is harder than low-carbon steel and resists corrosion, stains, and wear to maintain its edge. The blade is hollow ground with a concave, beveled edge for sharpness. Its scalloped edge helps the knife cut through foods with a hard exterior, such as crusty bread or tomatoes. The handle is made of polypropylene, which resists impacts and wears, can be wiped clean and is textured to help prevent slipping. A finger guard helps keep the user's fingers safely away from the blade. The knife measures 15" long overall, with a 10" blade and a 5" handle. This product meets the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 2 for use in food handling and processing.


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#9.Schmidt Brothers Cutlery, STIBR09, Titan 9 Inch Bread Knife


The Titan 22 knife series is made with pure titanium. Strong and lightweight these knives are ideal for high performance. The high polished Titanium black coating covers the sharp 100% German stainless steel underneath. Soft grip rubber handles are ergonomically designed for your comfort. Each knife features the patented Schmidt Brothers Curve, so your forefinger can guide the blade with greater precision and control.


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#8.Fat Daddio's Bread/Cake Knives, 10 Inches


Fat Daddio's professional bread/cake knives are made 16 gauge stainless steel with serrated blades. Slice everything from hearty breads to delicate cakes with ease. The comfort grip handles provide exceptional control.


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#7.J.A. Henckels International Forged Synergy 8-Inch Bread Knife


J.A. Henckels International Paring Knives are perfectly designed for smaller kitchen tasks such as peeling or coring vegetables and fruits. 3-pc set includes: 3.5-inch paring knife, 3-inch vegetable knife and a 2-inch peeling knife. Lifetime limited manufacturer warranty. Dishwasher safe.


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#6.Kai Wasabi Black Bread Knife, 9-Inch


Even slices of warm, fresh bread are just a heartbeat away. The serrated edge of our 9-inch bread knife easily cuts through both soft and crusty loaves of bread with ease and keeps from destroying the integrity of the loaf. Our Wasabi line of knives is made in the traditional Japanese blade styling. Each knife features unsurpassed cutting performance due to the Daido 1K6 high-carbon, stainless which maintains superior edge retention. To reduce food sticking, the blades are sharpened on a single side. Although it has a traditional blade-style, it is paired with a uniquely modern handle material, polypropylene blended with bamboo powder, and impregnated with an antibacterial agent for super clean food preparation.


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#5.ORBLUE Serrated Bread Knife, Ultra-Sharp Stainless Steel Bread Cutter


it took me a long time to pick this guy over the other options, but I’m happy as hell. I like the way the fork snaps off, it helps when you’re out there. it doesn’t have great directions for how to snap it back, but a toddler can figure it out (literally). strong, not soft, and it works in the f’n desert while cooking in some hot f’n coals. totally worth it, and I got two. if I lose it in three trips I’ll still think it was a worthwhile purchase.


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#4.Tojiro Bread Slicer 270mm F-687


Best serrated knive I have ever used. I have been cooking professionally for 15 years & this is by far the best-serrated knife I have ever used. Forshner, Wushof, Henkel, Shun, Messermiser, Dexter/Russell, not of then can come close to the level of comfort & ease of use I get from this knife. I use this knife for slicing Prime Rib, Tomatoes, Onions, Shredding Lettuce, & yes, bread. Makes short work of anything I throw at it.


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#3.Wusthof Classic High Carbon Stainless Steel Bread Knife, 8 Inch


Perform all of your cutting tasks with this Wusthof Classic bread knife. Made in Solingen, Germany, it was hand-forged in 38 manufacturing steps by skilled craftsmen. The high-carbon stainless steel serrated blade is hardened to maintain a sharp edge, and its full tang provides perfect balance with a riveted, high-impact composition handle. Wusthof's newest state of the art technology incorporates a new computer controlled method for putting the edge on Classic knives and allows for an exacting edge from the tip of the knife down to the heel. With this newer precision, the knives are made sharper to 14 degrees per side for a total of 28 degrees, doubling the sharpness retention. This knife is backed by a manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty and is the perfect addition to your cutlery collection.


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#2.Mercer Culinary Millennia 10-Inch Wide Bread Knife


Ergonomic handles are made from Santoprene for comfort and polypropylene for durability. It features textured finger points that provide slip resistance and a better grip. Each handle is engineered to gently widen where it meets the blade to help protect fingers.


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#1.Victorinox Blue Fibrox Pro 10.25 Inch Bakers Bread and Cake Knife


Slice through baked goods with minimal crumbs with this Victorinox Fibrox Pro baker's bread and cake knife. Featuring a stainless steel serrated blade, this knife has a blue Fibrox handle. Perfect for cutting a coffee cake, brownies, and more, this knife will quickly become a go-to. Dishwasher safe, the baker's knife is a staple in every kitchen.


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