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not all serrated edges nor breads were created equal
on July 29, 2012
Yes, it is a stupid review title, but I honestly was at a loss so forgive my lack of creativity. This is a great knife. It is well made and solid, and definitely has a use. It is not, however, the all-purpose instrument that others have indicated. It is very sharp, and unlike most serrated knives you could re-hone the edge of this because the edge is wavy with large scallops. However, this is a blade designed to chew through bread crusts and maybe some onion. Soft sliced white bread and too-juicy tomato will tear or crush, and toppings will be pulled out from between slices of bread, no matter how careful you happen to be.
It is a great bagel knife, and a good choice if you like bakery breads with firm crusts. Knives are one of those kitchen tools I think should be pretty multidimensional and have multiple applications. This is not that kind of tool, and pretty single-purposed. It also fails at doing a major part of what it was supposed to do well. Great bread knife, bad sandwich knife (better review name!) It is nice enough that I am not sorry I bought it, but wouldn't buy it again.
[If the star system allowed, I'd give a 4 for quality/workmanship and a 2 for design/application. Man am I picky today.]
Update: June 2013. It rusts terribly. If you put it in the dish drainer to air dry it will rust.