The Wusthof Trident Classic Tomato Knife solves a consistently frustrating kitchen problem that only bothers some people. Tomato knives aren’t essential tools unless you spend your days behind a deli counter making sandwiches. For the rest of us, they’re a convenience. Some would even feel guilty for owning one, except that the idea of a serrated slicing blade and a forked tip combined in one slim tool does work so well.
Slicing a tomato perfectly isn’t essential to life, but it does make a great sandwich. For a sandwich that’s perfectly sized for a lunch at work or at home, with tomato slices that aren’t mangled and crushed by awkward fingers, work with a tomato knife like this forged Trident Classic. The serrated edge seldom needs sharpening — slicing without smashing the fruit. When the wheel of tomato falls to the cutting board or plate, lift it neatly with the forked tip and place it on the sandwich stack. Another of life’s small problems fades away.
Wusthof uses the same build here as for its heavier knives — drop forging the tomato knife from a solid bar of high carbon stainless steel and riveting dishwasher-safe polypropylene handle slabs to the full tang. The knife has the look of hardwood handles without the warping problems and food filled gaps. Don’t run it through the dishwasher if you care about the edge and polish — wash and dry by hand.
Not a knife you have to have, but one you’ll like.