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Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife Review

By: Kelly Burgess on November 15, 2016

Bottom Line

The Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife not only slices through the thickest artisan breads like butter, say reviewers, it also excels at slicing tomatoes, sandwiches, large cuts of meat, round cakes and sticky buns. It's sharp and stays that way with proper use and care, owners say.

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable; well-balanced
  • Stays sharp over time
  • One cut performance

Cons

  • None noted
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Breaking it down

Performance

Cuts through bread like butter. Experts and owners say the Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife is a one-cut performer, slicing easily through even the largest, crustiest loaves of artisan or homemade bread. It's a good all-purpose knife as well, they note, slicing tomatoes, meats and watermelons and horizontally sectioning cakes with virtually no additional effort required. It comes sharp and stays sharp for years. Users and professional testers say it's well-balanced and comfortable to hold. The 10-1/4-inch size is said to be the perfect choice, not so small that it requires "sawing" or a second stroke, yet not so large that the end catches on the cutting board. If you have smaller hands, though, this Victorinox knife also comes in an 8-inch size (Est. $45).

Construction and care

Lightweight, yet sturdy. In testing, the Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife is found to be lightweight, yet well-balanced, reducing fatigue if you have a lot of kitchen prep to do. The handle is made from Victorinox's proprietary "Fibrox," which experts and owners agree provides a comfortable, yet secure, grip. The manufacturer recommends hand washing. We read no reports of this knife dulling, even after years, but, for the price, if it does seem to lose its edge, buying another one is a no-brainer. Victorinox knives come with a lifetime warranty.

Our Sources

Editors of Cook's Illustrated, July 2016

Editors of Cook's Illustrated test 9 serrated knives, including the Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife. Knife performance is evaluated when cutting bread, tomatoes, sandwiches and challah. One is Highly Recommended, four are Recommended and four are Not Recommended.

Lesley Stockton , May 24, 2016

Lesley Stockton spent more than 15 hours researching and testing serrated knives, ultimately naming the Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife as the best of the bunch. She says it's "thin, sharp, and comfortable to use." The Victorinox performed well across a variety of tasks.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2016

This review includes the 8 and 10.25-inch versions of the Victorinox bread knife. Combined, they earn an overall rating of 4.9 stars out of 5 based on nearly 900 reviews. Owners say it comes sharp, stays sharp, and is a great all-purpose knife, not just a great bread knife.

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