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Bread knife - recommendations

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Bread knife - recommendations

We really like artisan breads like Terra breads and like to slice these at home. Our long-loved TV knife (a great find that we bought second-hand when we were university students back in the good old days) is now coming apart from its handle and we were looking at a replacement. We discovered the Shun knife but see the price to be quite hefty.

Any suggestions on a premium knife or where you can get a good deal on a Shun bread knife. The Shun looks and sounds amazing but it is very expensive.
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Feb 6, 2018
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I use Mac Superior SB-105. It's a great bread knife that is not too expensive.
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ronthan wrote: I use Mac Superior SB-105. It's a great bread knife that is not too expensive.
Tojiro makes a copy of this that's cheaper and still very good. I've cut thousands of hard crusty loaves with mine.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/08/best ... eview.html

The review mentions a more expensive tojiro that costs 3x as much and isn't worth it. However I prefer that expensive one because it has a curve which makes the handle slightly offset so you can cut all the way through without smashing your hand into the table.
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I have a Global GS-61 that came in a 3-knife set I bought for myself when I first moved out. It's the smallest one they make, but I have no complaints. Bread knives are like any other serrated blade, so just pick one that's pretty and easy to hold.

The cost is $90, but I got it for about $30 after all the coupons and cash back stuff I stacked on the set I bought.
https://www.globalcutleryusa.com/classic-gs61.html
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From Victorinox...a very well regarded knife for the money. You don't get a lot of bragging rights due to the price but the knife just works.

https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Serra ... B00093090Y

To the person who posted the Shun... Really? You post a 6 inch knife to cut bread?
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

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choclover wrote: We really like artisan breads like Terra breads and like to slice these at home. Our long-loved TV knife (a great find that we bought second-hand when we were university students back in the good old days) is now coming apart from its handle and we were looking at a replacement. We discovered the Shun knife but see the price to be quite hefty.

Any suggestions on a premium knife or where you can get a good deal on a Shun bread knife. The Shun looks and sounds amazing but it is very expensive.
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If you want to spend less, I recommend the Mercer Millennia 10-inch Bread Knife – Wide for its price and maneuverability. Though the blade is thicker than the Victorinox’s and offers a little less control due to its large, pronounced teeth, it’s still a good value so long as it’s about half the price of our top pick. If you aren’t looking to make wafer-thin, even slices of bread and vegetables, and you just want a good workhorse in the kitchen, this is the knife for you.
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It was hard to choose from all the great recommendations. Somehow, we ended up going with this knife which when I look back I don't actually see it above.

https://gourmetwarehouse.ca/bread-knife-wasabi-9-in/#

Tried it out as soon as we got home and it's great. We were trying to choose between this one and the Victorinox (I think price was around $44) but thought the Wasabi looked like a higher quality knife. Was happy with the $37.99 price also.

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