|Overall Length:||15.1 inches|
|Blade Length:||10.2 inches|
|Blade Steel:||High Carbon Stainless Steel|
|Handle Material:||Patented Version of TPE Called Fibrox|
|Ice Tempered (cryo treatment)|
|Comfortable Slip Resistant Handle|
|The thin Blade Occasionally Causes it To Flex|
|Single Serrated Edge|
This Versatile, Serrated Knife From Victorinox is a Bread Cutting Beast And It A Be The Ultimate Sandwich Knife
In the world of kitchen cutlery bread knives don’t get a lot of attention. They are no where near as flashy as a chef’s knife, and they certainly are not as cool as the ever popular santoku knife, but if you cut bread on a regular basis a bread knife is a necessity. There are a lot of bread knives out there, and it can be tough to find the one that is best for your needs. If you are looking for a bread knife that can slice through bread like a dream (assuming of course that you dream about cutting bread), and can be used for leveling and cutting pastries than this may be the bread knife for you. It can even be used to cut meat if that is what is needed. In fact this may be the ultimate sandwich knife, because it handles, meat, cheese and tomatoes surprisingly well.
Victorinox is known for durability, and this bread knife is no exception. If maintained properly with a Swiss Sharp Handheld Sharpener and honing steel it should last 10 to 15 years. Usually serrated bread knives are not kept for an extended period of time, because they are so difficult to sharpen, but the Victorinox 47547 was made with a special tempering process that allows it to be sharpened more easily, and it holds it’s edge better than other stamped stainless steel blades.
A Few Drawbacks
One of downsides to the Victorinox 47547 is that that the blade is stamped rather than forged, and this can cause it to flex a bit when you are first getting the hang of it. Another issue a few people have reported is that the serrated single edge design can cause to wander a bit with certain types of hard bread. I was not able to recreate that problem when cutting through a hard loaf of ciabatta, but if I run into that problem with further testing I will update this post.
The handle of the Victorinox 47547 is really comfortable and easy to grip even if it is a little wet. It is made of a patented TPE material called Fibrox, and it is one of the more ergonomic bread knives I have used
Overall this is an excellent all around bread knife that handles many other cutting and spreading chores better than the competition in this price range. If you just want a knife to cut bread, I think the Tojiro F-737 Bread Slicer is a little better, but it is not as versatile.