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Offset Bread Knife Recommendation

escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 08:37 AM

We have two standard bread knives, both with regular handles. My husband makes wonderful loaves of Italian bread with crunchy crusts that are harder to cut at the bottom so that's why I'm looking for an offset...to make that part of the job easier. If it had a wooden handle, that would be a bonus. Thanks.

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  1. SanityRemoved RE: escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 09:04 AM


    I make Jim Lahey's breads and this knife has no problem with the crusts. You can find it online and at restaurant supply houses.

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      knifesavers RE: escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 09:14 AM

      While the Dexter SaniSafe is fine it is Dexter's least comfortable handle. Their V-lo, SofGrip, and DuoGlide lines smoke the SaniSafe on comfort.

      Here in their Traditional line is all you asked for and is made here in the USA.



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        chuckl RE: escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 09:38 AM

        Forschner makes a nice offset bread knife

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          GH1618 RE: escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 09:44 AM

          Lamson & Goodnow make one, in 7 and 10 inch lengths:


          I don't have this, but I have two other similar knives from Lamson with which I am quite happy.

          These are discontinued, so limited quantity available.

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            escondido123 RE: escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 02:22 PM

            Thanks for the recommendations. Looks like I'm going to have to start saving nickels, not just pennies.

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              Philly Ray RE: escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 08:17 PM

              Buy a Dick


              Personally, I wouldn't buy a really expensive bread knife. While it can be done, I don't see the point in sharpening a serrated blade. Just buy something cheap and replace it when it gets dull.

            2. paulj RE: escondido123 Feb 7, 2012 08:31 PM


              is a Victorinox bread knife. The handle is not offset like some, but is at enough of an angle to clear most boards. Sometimes a rounded tip knife like this called a pastry knife. There is also a slight curve to the blade. They come in a variety of handles.

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                ATL_Brad RE: escondido123 Feb 8, 2012 11:04 PM

                what about Mundial


                1. al b. darned RE: escondido123 Feb 9, 2012 12:21 AM

                  This one's only $16. I have one and it is nice.


                  1. CindyJ RE: escondido123 Feb 9, 2012 06:49 AM

                    I've got this one, and it works beautifully. I bought it a few years ago at a restaurant supply place on the Bowery in NYC, and I believe I paid under $15 for it.

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