Pure Komachi 2 Bread Knife by KAI
Please note: Several loaves of bread were harmed in the writing of this article.
Bread can be a peculiar item to slice. There's the accidental mashing when slicing through white bread. There's the muscular strength required to fight through a crusty loaf of Italian bread (which gave meaning to the adage, “the best thing since sliced bread.”)
A better option for cutting bread is a serrated knife, which has a cutting edge with several small points that come into contact with the food being cut. The serrated edge reduces the surface area being cut, while a smooth sawing motion ensures making soft or crusty breads a breeze to slice.
The Pure Komachi 2 Bread Knife by KAI — under the SHUN cutlery brand — is a great serrated knife for slicing bread or tomatoes. The knife is a colorful addition to any kitchen and is also made out of durable high-carbon stainless steel. The lightweight knife also is easy to grip.
This knife was equally effective at making thin slices of tricky Italian bread for a crostini recipe as it was going through a loaf of sticky cinnamon raisin bread.
Overall, the cost and aesthetically pleasing knife makes a great addition to any kitchen from the chef to novice cook.