Victorinox 47547 10-1/4-Inch Wavy Bread Knife, Black Fibrox Handle

Victorinox 47547 10-1/4-Inch Wavy Bread Knife, Black Fibrox Handle

Victorinox 47547 10-1/4-Inch Wavy Bread Knife, Black Fibrox Handle Rating:
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Product Description

The bread knife is handy for slicing bread, of course, but also for slicing through croissants, cakes, and soft-fleshed tough-skinned fruits and vegetables such as citrus and tomatoes. R. H. Forschner is a division of Swiss Army Brands, Inc, renowned for the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife. These knives are specially ground and tempered so that they can be resharpened over and over again, keeping a sharp edge throughout their lifetime. State of the art technology blended with old world craftsmanship produce cutting instruments of excellent quality, at reasonable prices. Forschner Victorinox Fibrox knives have earned high marks in a well-known cooking magazine which stringently tests kitchen products.

Details

  • Professional quality 10-1/4-inch bread knife handles crusty exteriors without crushing tender insides
  • Ice-tempered, high-carbon, stainless-steel blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention; conical ground for wider break point
  • Blade stamped from cold-rolled steel; bolsterless edge for use of entire blade and ease of sharpening
  • Patented Fibrox handles are textured, slip resistant, and ergonomically designed for balance and comfort; NSF approved
  • Hand washing recommended; lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects; expertly made in Switzerland

Comments

  1. Rating

    This knife will cut through a crusty bread with very little effort. The handle is comfortable and light, but well balanced. I agree with other reviews that the 8″ Forschner bread knife is a great alternative if you are looking for something a little smaller. Overall, the Forschner line offers the best blade for the price, hands down.

  2. Albert Howe says:

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    Cook’s Illustrated gave this knife top marks, so I bought it. They were absolutely right. Best tomato slicer, bread slicer, meat slicer I have ever used. Great price!!

  3. B. Heath says:

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    I read reviews about the Forschner and wondered, do I really need another bread knife? I bought it and realized that, yes, I really did! Slices very thin and even. I love it and use it whenever I can. I also use this knife to score the tops of my artisan bread before baking. My son used it and now he wants one, too.

    p.s. My other bread knives are history.

  4. My Fake Name says:

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    After six weeks of ownership of this knife (Forschner 40547) I can tell you it is mislabeled. It is called a “Bread Knife,” but it should be called a “Bread, Meat, Carving, Sandwich, and Other Stuff Knife.”

    Here’s how I made a sandwich a few minutes ago. Use knife to slice large rye bread. Use knife to slice some corned beef into slices so thin you can’t pick them up with your fingers. Go ahead and use same knife to swab some mayo onto the bread. Use knife to slice sandwich in half (duh). Use knife to pick up two sandwich halves from cutting board. That’s five uses for one sandwich, and not one other utensil needed.

    The edge is still deadly sharp.

    The Fibrox handle gives a good, solid grip.

    The curved edge allows you to cut through only the very center part of a tough bottom crust. And if you draw the knife straight across, say, a slice of soft bread, the curve causes the knife to act as a guillotine as it enters the leading edge of the victim, which reduces tearing.

    Although I haven’t tested it because my little brother does all the fancy knife-work at family get-togethers, my guess is that this knife would carve a turkey or a smallish emu just dandily.

    At a total length of 15 inches, this will likely be the longest knife in your collection, so I’m not saying it would be your first choice for slicing an olive. But if you can learn to handle a knife this long, it does a lot more than slice bread, and it does it well.

    My only complaint is that the top edge of the blade is also curved, so you can’t use it to scrape a cutting board of its contents. But maybe there’s a design reason for that that I don’t know about.

    I wish I had owned this knife 20 years ago.

    Update of December 2007: The more I have this knife, the more I realize how often I reach for it first among the five knives I use.

    Update of January 2009: Still sharp, still a favorite.

  5. K. Martin says:

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    I don’t know how I did without this one for so many years. It easily cuts through homemade thick crusted bread. I bought it because it was the top rated bread knife by America’s test kitchen and have found it far superior to the one I had. Love the curved blade. I highly recommend this knife!

  6. R. B. Hershey says:

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    I’ve had several bread knives and this is the best. Forschner knives for the money are head and shoulders above their more expensive cousins.

  7. Anonymous says:

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    I highly recommend this bread knife.

    It works very well with the big loaves of gluten-free crusty French bread I make in regular loaf pans for regular size sandwich bread.

  8. C. Rohrback says:

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    Christmas gift for 90 year old MIL with arthritis in both hands. Light weight, sharp, non-slip handles – she uses this knife the most. Slices with little effort. Great value.

  9. Rating

    This is a real bread knife, not an imitation “do all”. I work for a retail food company and the research chefs recommended this as a great professional knife. The cuts are sharp and tight, with no tearing of the bread, even soft french bread. The light weight makes this easy to handle and the price is right. I came home from work yesterday and my wife had cut up a baguette without using the cutting board. Not a problem with the old knives. But now I have numerous cuts in the countertop. Who cares, the knife did great!!! I’m switching to marble this summer anyway…

    Highly recommended.

  10. D. Wolf says:

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    Excellent knife. Well balanced and exceptionally sharp. It cuts through hard bread and soft items easily.

    People not used to handling large knives should consider the 8″ version of this knife as it takes practice to hadle such a long cutting edge.

    Although the blade is very thin and a bit flexible it’s not flimsy.

    I have owned a Forschner Fibrox handled chef’s knife for years and it’s my everyday knife. This bread knife is equal in quality and will become part of my standard tool kit.