- European steel
- Patented Fibrox handle
- Ideal 10-inch length
- Pointed serrations
As everybody knows, bread knives have an ideal length of around 10 inches. This means that you can slice your bread comfortably, and make thin slices of your ripe tomatoes without feeling awkward. This one, at just over 10”, has the perfect length.
Material: It is made of European steel (which makes sense since it’s Swiss and all). That makes the knife lightweight and so you won’t be experiencing wrist fatigue because of this baby.
Handle: The handle is patented Fibrox Pro, which is an extended line of knives by Victorinox bearing said handle. The synthetic material makes the knife easier to grip, even with wet or greasy fingers. It doesn’t matter where you hold the handle from, it will provide a firm grip regardless. It is also designed to reduce tension in the wrist, so this combined with the lightweight European steel, makes for a very comfortable knife.
Serrations: The Victorinox has sharp and pointed serrations. This means that the teeth can grab onto the crust of the bread easily, and slice into it without making it flake off, which is the actual point of a good bread knife. The pointy teeth also keep a hold on the bread as you slice, so your slices aren’t wonky. The serrations also have scallops in between, which help in reducing friction so your slicing is even and smooth.
Sharpness: The Victorinox comes sharpened to perfection. The softer alloys in the European steel, not very high in Carbon, allow it to be sharpened to a fine edge. It retains its edge for a long time. The blade can be resharpened when needed, and the knife will give years of use if properly taken care of.
Weight: The knife is optimally balanced. It is lightweight and is easy to use, and the balance of it is well enough that it doesn’t tire out the hand. A good cutting feel is what leads to great slices!
Thickness: The blade is thin and flexible, but not flexible enough to create problems while slicing. Rather, the thinness of the blade contributes to the overall lightweight element of the Victorinox.
Multipurpose: This knife is of course not just limited to slicing bread. You can use it to slice your tomatoes paper-thin, or hack into a pineapple, or level your cakes. Its perfect length allows you to use it for various purposes.
Straight or curved: The Victorinox sports a gently curved blade that will allow you to make rocking movements on the cutting board which can be quite essential when slicing a, say, tomato as they make one’s job easier.
Knuckle clearance: Since the blade is curved, the knife has a lot of knuckle clearance that is hard to find in straight blades.
Dishwasher safe: It is dishwasher safe, but it is recommended that you wash it by hand and dry it immediately in order to maintain its good health. Yes, you might feel like wanting to toss it in with a load of dishes but if you take care of your knife properly, it will last you years.
Aesthetics: The knife doesn’t win any prizes in the aesthetics department. It has a plain blade, with a plain handle. But service over beauty!
- Ideal length
- Patented Fibrox handle
- Comfortable grip
- Curved blade
- Dishwasher not recommended