Wusthof Classic Serrated Bread Knife : The perfect all-around bread knife cuts smoothly through everything from slender, crusty baguettes to softer sandwich breads. The serrated edge also makes it terrific for slicing tomatoes. For large, round artisan breads, the blade gives you the length and control you need. The serrated edge penetrates heavy crusts without tearing the softer interior. About Wusthof Classic: Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon, stain-resistant steel alloy, for a lasting edge that is easy to resharpen. Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany.
My husband used to be sous chef at a country club and is DEVOTED to the knives he acquired on that job. But the serrated knife was getting dull after 30 years, and I bought the 9" model. Quality and construction won hubby over immediately. The Wusthof is longer, heavier and better balanced than the older knife--feels great in the hand. A pleasure to use.