The Victorinox 10.25-Inch Serrated Bread Knife gets raves from both experts and owners for its ability to cut cleanly through even the thickest, crustiest loaves of bread with one stroke. It's also versatile enough for other kitchen tasks, such as slicing through tomatoes, watermelons or round cakes. It's extremely comfortable to hold and use, and owners say it stays sharp for years at a price that is easy on the wallet.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.