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I’m very impressed with the quality, price, ease of use with this 10 inch bread knife. This knife allows YOU to be in control to what ever thickness bread you’re cutting with no mess unlike my old knife pictured. I strongly recommend this particular knife, it’s very sharp, the blade is sturdy and doesn’t flex so if you look after it it’ll look after you in years to come. You won’t know what your missing out on until you purchase one. I’m also glad that I received one with a black handle. Fantastic knife, hands down.
I read/watched every bread knife review I could find, and this Mercer knife came up regularly as a favourite. The only thing was *all* the other favourite knives where way more expensive, so buying this was a no-brainer.
And in use it is fantastic, no doubt. It's well balanced in the hand, the handle is ordinary looking but comfortable and grippy. And boy does it cut. It bites into the bread crust well, and from there it cuts effortlessly and smoothly. And whereas my previous (cheap Scanpan) bread knife made an almighty mess with bread crumbs everywhere, this one leaves about 1/4 of the crumbs. And the rounded tip lets me spread butter on the freshly cut bread more quickly. The only thing I'd improve is I'd buy one even longer next time for my big loaves.
If you want a fancy-looking knife, this isn't it. Check with your bank manager and buy a Shun for almost 10x this price. But if you want a top-class knife that cuts as well as anything, look no further. I'm in love with my knife and baking more bread than I need just so I can cut it. And no-one can stop me, mwa-ha-ha-haaaaaaa!
I bought this product on the recommendation of America's Test Kitchen. I have had it now for over 8 months. It is an excellent bread knife. It fits really well in the hand and cuts all breads I have thrown at it like a little champ. I like this product so much I have bought a second one to stay in my caravan for when we are travelling. Would have no hesitation in recommending this product to anyone.
Couple of small things: I find that it "pulls" to the right as I am cutting, however It's been great once I take this into account. The blade is a little thick at the top, possibly for stiffness but I'm not sure.
Even with these couple of points it's been fantastic for everything from tomatoes to very crusty bread, cutting without crushing. Would recommend for sure