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    A bread knife is specially designed to slice through bread. Unlike ordinary kitchen utensils, these have special features designed to make it easier to get the slice just right.

    Bread Knife Size: Victorinox 10-1/4-Inch Wavy Knife

    The Victorinox 10-1/4-Inch Wavy Knife measures 17.2 x 3.8 x 0.6 inches. The knife can deal with brittle exteriors without destroying the softer inner parts. The blade is made of high carbon stainless steel. This gives the knife the sharpness needed for cutting.

    The blade has also been tempered in ice, so it will retain its sharpness for longer periods. The blade is tamped from cold rolled steel to give it additional strength.

    The ground depth and length is conical, so there is a wide break point. The handle is nonslip and textured. They are designed to provide comfort and give a firm grip as well.

    Bread Knife Size: J.A. Henckels

    The J.A. Henckels knife measures 12.8 x 1.5 x 0.8 inches. The blade is stamped and made of stainless steel. The handle is polypropylene and comes with a black, satin finish.

    There is also triple rivet construction on the handles. The visible tang construction provides the necessary balance. The knife is cleaned using a mild cleaner. The J.A. Henckels knife can cut through crusty loaf easily.

    The handles are narrow, which make them easier to hold. The knife can be used to cut bread thinly or in very thick slices with the same evenness.

    Bread Knife Size: Chicago Cutlery Walnut

    The Chicago Cutlery Walnut knife measures 16 x 1 x 0.7 inches. The blade, with its serrated edge, can slice through crusty loaf breads quickly. It is made of high carbon 420 stainless steel.

    This keeps the blade from getting rusty. It is also resistant to stains. The Taper Grind edge keeps it sharp and allows for re-sharpening if needed. The full tang blade goes from the knife tip to the handle end. This adds balance and weight to the device.

    The handle is ergonomically designed and is constructed from walnut. There are triple compression brass rivets that help fasten it. This allows for safer handling and gives stability. This knife should be cleaned by hand washing.

    Bread Knife Size: Victorinox Cutlery Knife

    The Victorinox Cutlery knife measures 19.2 x 5.5 x 1.2. The knife is designed to slice through crusty bread but keeps the inner portions of the bread whole. The blade is made of high carbon stainless steel.

    Like other Victorinox knives, this has been tempered so it remains sharper for longer periods. The blade has Fibrox textured handles. These are nonslip and developed to provide comfort (NSF approved). The knife should be cleaned by hand.

    The knife has a wide break point. This reduces the odds of the blade getting damaged. The handle is designed to minimize wrist wear and strain. The handle does not slip when wet.

    Obviously there are many more bread knife sizes to choose from. When buying a knife though, the blade quality and how well the handle is designed should be your main criteria.

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