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Bread Knife, the best professional knives for slicing bread.
The bread knife is present in all the best series of kitchen knives. In fact, in the series of professional kitchen knives, the bread knife cannot be missing and is among the most sought-after solutions among kitchen lovers looking for complete knife sets.
Characteristics of the bread knife
The bread knife is characterized primarily by the shape of its blade. In fact, bread knives have a decidedly long blade that oscillates between 20 and 25 cm. The sharpening of the blade, on the other hand, is serrated. What can therefore vary is the total length of the blade and therefore of the kitchen knife, and the type of serration present on the knife. In fact, every kitchen knife company also produces its own serrations depending on the line. This can be with small and narrow teeth and therefore similar to a saw, or more tapered and soft reminiscent of waves.
Depending on the line chosen, the bread knife can be forged or non-forged. A forged knife is a kitchen knife made from a single piece of steel. In this way the kitchen knife, from the blade to the handle, is a single body without welding. This type of knives is more robust and balanced. Examples of forged bread knives are Gude knives or some Dick knife lines.
Functionality of the bread knife
Obviously the bread knife was born and is designed to cut bread, in particular it refers to the classic homemade bread, very large. The serrated blade in fact has the function of improving the grip on the bread which is cut more easily. If you have had the opportunity in your life to cut homemade bread with a smooth-edged knife, you will surely know how much this operation can be more difficult and inaccurate with this type of blade.
Although this is the main function for which people use this type of knife, many due to the similarity of the blade, also use this tool as a frozen knife. In reality, however, for the processing of frozen food, there are knives with specific blades for this reason we do not recommend using our bread knives, even as frozen food knives.
On this page, we have decided to highlight some of the main features and functions of the bread knife. In fact, we talked about the typical characteristics present in the best bread knives, such as the type of sharpening or the overall dimensions of the blade, but we also talked about the typical features of this type of professional knife.
On this page on Knife Park, you will find many types of bread knives, from forged versions to coated steel knives. Don't miss the opportunity to compare all our different models. Thanks to our product filters, you can easily choose the best professional kitchen knife for your needs.