Best bread knife?
I want to buy a great bread knife. Who makes the best?
There's no need to shell out that much for a bread knife. They can't be sharpened, so you use them until they get dull. I have two, a $5 bread knife bought years ago at Target, and a nice one purchased at Poilane in Paris. As long as it's serrated, and the blade is set well in the handle, you're good to go.
I recommend without reservation the Wusthoff Crustbuster! It's the best knife I ever used--it's sharp as a razor, and has a neat curve like a scimitar that allows you to slice through a loaf of crusty bread easily. The price is around 80-100 and worth every penny.
Cook's Illustrated recommends the forschner or the wusthof, when I've worked in food service the forschners were the standard and I highly recommend them.
Make sure to get a 10 inch model regardless of what brand you pick, as an 8 inch will have difficulty cutting larger loaves.
i wouldn't invest nearly as much in a bread knife as i would in, say, a good chef's knife. You can get a good one made by a good manufacturer like Henckels or Wusthof for less than $50. And yes, they can be sharpened