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Bread Knives | 8, 9, or 10 inch Serrated Blades

Bread KnivesThough I’m not a real fan of serrated blades, serrated bread knives solve a very special problem. Bread, sandwiches and pastries all offer real challenges to cutting tools, but bread is special. Bread can be hard, soft, tough and tender all at the same time. Designing a blade to slice all that cleanly is the reason the bread knife nearly always sports a serrated edge.

Most bread knives can’t be sharpened at home. Though some companies do claim the lifetime of the cutting edge to be nearly permanent, all will eventually require service. Many manufacturers offer free sharpening — if you’ll pay shipping to and from the factory. The good news is that modern stainless steel bread knives do keep that edge a long time if you care for them properly. Store them in a wood block to protect the teeth. Wash and dry the knives by hand, not in a machine; and when cutting on a plate or serving tray, make that last cut with just the tip.

Length is also important, especially if you bake at home and experiment with round loaves. The blade should be longer than the loaf is wide. Only movement back and forth through the loaf does the work without crushing the bread. Another perk to consider, especially if you frequently build sandwiches at work or at home, is an offset blade. The crook in the tang lifts the handle above the cutting board, presenting the edge perfectly all the way through without running out of knuckle room.

Some of Our Favorites

Professional quality often means it works without maintenance, and that’s what this knife — the F. Dick Bread Knife with Offset Blade — does. It’s economical to replace when dull and big enough for sandwiches and rolls.

Victorinox offers this higher quality R.H. Forschner 10 inch bread knife in a choice of handles: either frugal black Fibrox or naturally stable and beautiful rosewood.

With a 10.5 inch blade and a special sawtooth pattern you can sharpen at home with just an ordinary whetstone, our choice for the best bread knife is the MAC SB-105.

See All of our Bread Knife Reviews Below


Norpro Homemade Bread Slicer & Crumb Catcher

Cutting Board Guide 370, 1/2 Inch Slices

Norpro Homemade Bread Slicer & Crumb Catcher | Cutting Board Guide 370, 1/2 Inch Slices

This simple bread slicer guide from Norpro gives home chefs a way to perfectly size bread slices for toast and sandwiches, but you'll need the right knife and a light touch.

The Norpro 370 Bread Slicer and Guide offers a row of parallel slots spaced to match the standard 1/2-inch-thick ...





Kramer Bread Knife, Serrated

Damascus SG-2 Steel 10 Inch w/ Pakkawood Handle

Kramer Bread Knife, Serrated | Damascus SG-2 Steel 10 Inch w/ Pakkawood Handle

One of the few applications in the kitchen where a serrated knife edge actually makes good sense is when slicing bread. Serrated edges also usually mark knives intended for occasional use or eventual disposal. The Shun Kramer Pro bread knife is in a different class, a knife you'll love ...





Global Bread Knife G-9 Full Tang

Kitchen Serrated Pastry Blade, Scalloped 8 3/4 Inch

Global Bread Knife G-9 Full Tang | Kitchen Serrated Pastry Blade, Scalloped 8 3/4 Inch

The Global G-9 Bread Knife's serrated edge slices cleanly through all types of bread and pastry. The hard CROMOVA-18 stainless steel edge lasts a long time but does require some special consideration if you want to keep that blade in top form.

For hard-crusted rolls and French breads, nothing works better ...





Shun Bread Knife, Serrated 9 Inch

KAI Premier Tim Malzer TM Kitchen Cutlery from Blade Magazine

Shun Bread Knife, Serrated 9 Inch | KAI Premier Tim Malzer TM Kitchen Cutlery from Blade Magazine

From the KAI Shun Premier Tim Malzer line of fine knives, this 9-Inch Shun Premier Bread Knife is the only one of the six knives in the series which sports a serrated edge. Built for slicing delicate breads and pastries and for sawing through hard crusts, the Premier ...





Masaharu Morimoto Miyabi Bread Knife

Henckels Iron Chef Cutlery, Full Tang Friodur 9 Inch

Masaharu Morimoto Miyabi Bread Knife | Henckels Iron Chef Cutlery, Full Tang Friodur 9 Inch

Forged with a 9-inch blade of Friodur ice-hardened German steel, the Miyabi Morimoto Edition Bread Knife belongs to a series created by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto for Zwilling J.A. Henckels' new Japanese branch -- Miyabi of Seki, Japan.

This nicely balanced bread knife uses one blank of high carbon stainless ...





Victorinox Forged Bread Knife, Small 8 Inch

Full Tang Serrated Kitchen Pastry Cutlery from Solingen

Victorinox Forged Bread Knife, Small 8 Inch | Full Tang Serrated Kitchen Pastry Cutlery from Solingen

This 8-inch forged bread knife from Victorinox is a perfect size for small loaves, bagels, and rolls, but not quite enough blade for large homemade breads. If you do a lot of sandwich prep, it's a handy tool and more than enough knife.

The serrated edge of this blade isn't ...





Forschner Victorinox Bread Knife, Curved & Serrated 41624

Forged Full Tang Steel 8 Inch

Forschner Victorinox Bread Knife, Curved & Serrated 41624 | Forged Full Tang Steel 8 Inch

The Victorinox Curved Bread Knife with 8-inch forged blade and POM handle is a better size for rolls and bagels than large loaves. This is a slightly new approach to serrated edges and doesn't work the same way new owners may expect.

Instead of saw teeth, the Victorinox curved bread knife incorporates ...





Wusthof Gourmet Stainless Steel Bread Knife

Serrated Full Tang 8 or 9 Inch

Wusthof Gourmet Stainless Steel Bread Knife | Serrated Full Tang 8 or 9 Inch

Available with either a 9-inch or 8-inch serrated blade, this high carbon stainless steel bread knife from Wusthof cuts bread, bagels, rolls, and fine pastries accurately and cleanly. The serrated cutting edge should last for years without sharpening, but works best if you save this knife for baked goods and ...





Henckels Pastry & Bakery Knife Set, Serrated

Bread & Utility Blade, Twin Pro S 35618

Henckels Pastry & Bakery Knife Set, Serrated | Bread & Utility Blade, Twin Pro S 35618

This two-piece knife set from J.A. Henckels' Twin Pro S series was chosen with the baker in mind. These serrated blades were designed for slicing the full range of textures encountered in baked bread and sandwich prep.

The Twin Pro S five-inch utility knife is a favorite among sandwich makers, ...





J.A. Henckels International Synergy Bread Knife

Kitchen Stainless Steel 8 Inch

J.A. Henckels International Synergy Bread Knife | Kitchen Stainless Steel 8 Inch

The 8 inch serrated blade of this stainless steel Bread Knife from J. A. Henckels makes short work and smooth cuts of both hard crusted bread and soft pastries. Don't be tempted to use it as a carving knife even though it can definitely handle that work.

The serrated edge is special purpose, ...





Pure Komachi by Kai Bread Knife Review

8-Inch Color Coded Handle, Stainless-Steel Blade

Pure Komachi by Kai Bread Knife Review | 8-Inch Color Coded Handle, Stainless-Steel Blade

There's no denying the fact that the Komachi knives offered by KAI, the makers of the well regarded Shun knives look a bit whimsical, if not a little silly. There are few knives on the market which bear significant resemblance to these knives.

Although a pro cook might well ...





Serrated Bread Knife

F Dick Offset Blade | Anthony Bourdain Recommended

Serrated Bread Knife | F Dick Offset Blade | Anthony Bourdain Recommended

Despite the fact that F. Dick is best known for their honing steels, their knives have long been well regarded amongst professionals.

Although this "Z Knife" or "Offset Sandwich Knife" isn't amongst their respected upper tier of forged knives, it doesn't need to be. Like many other companies who offer "lower grade" knives meant ...





R H. Forschner by Victorinox Slicing Knife

10-Inch Meat, Bread Slicer

R H. Forschner by Victorinox Slicing Knife | 10-Inch Meat, Bread Slicer

I'm a fan of Forschner knives. Although there are many knives on the market with better steel which outperform them, they offer a deep selection of specialty knives which are effective, tough, and inexpensive, which is exactly what a casual home cook or a young cook starting out in the ...





R.H. Forschner 10 Inch Bread Knife

Victorinox | Black Fibrox or Rosewood Handle

R.H. Forschner 10 Inch Bread Knife | Victorinox | Black Fibrox or Rosewood Handle

If you've hung around OnlyKnives in the past, you'll know that we love Forschner knives. They're sharp, well-made and inexpensive. What more could you ask for.

Check out our review of their Three piece Fibrox set for more details on Forschner.

Their bread knife fits right in. It's got a 10 inch ...





J.A. Henckels International 8 inch Offset Bread Knife

Twin Signature Series

J.A. Henckels International 8 inch Offset Bread Knife | Twin Signature Series

Thought all bread knives are basically the same? Compare this Henckels bread knife to the MAC SB-105 Bread Knife and you'll see that they're not.

This knife is made from a lower-quality steel, has a shorter blade and cannot easily be resharpened. Those are some of the reasons we called the ...





Best Bread Knife

MAC SB-105 Serrated Carving Blade | 10 Inch

Best Bread Knife | MAC SB-105 Serrated Carving Blade | 10 Inch

This is it folks... the ultimate bread knife.

Stand back and be awed by its blade made of high-carbon stain-resistant steel, hardened to 60 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. That exceptional hardness means the blade can hold a very sharp edge. And it will come with a very sharp edge out of the ...





Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition 10 Inch Serrated Bread Knife

Slicer Knife

Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition 10 Inch Serrated Bread Knife | Slicer Knife

This knife will cost you ten bucks or so. How good could it be? But read the reviews on Amazon and I bet you're taking out your wallet.

Twenty-three people bothered to write that they had discovered a steal of a bargain on this bread knife. It's one of the most popular knives for ...





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