It is essential to get to know your serrated knives, their functions, and how best to take care of them.

Serrated knives are different from typical metal blades used in the kitchen. They have a unique feature design for a specific purpose. What makes them different from other common knives are the small serrations found on the cutting edge of their blade. There is no standard design for the serration as they are wavy, scalloped, saw-toothed, micro or any combination of these. Top knife manufacturers are also known to innovate and create their unique designs as far as serrations are concerned.

Unlike the typical straight-edge knife, a serrated knife can bite into food that is either too hard (e.g., bread) or too soft (certain vegetables). The teeth-like serrations pierce into the food, allowing the blade’s sharp curves to get into and cut through the food. The curves also reduce the friction on the blade, allowing the user to saw back and forth to get a nice clean cut. 

The serrated knife requires less pressure when cutting hard food surfaces. As the serrations dig into the food, the knife moves downward on each sawing stroke until it’s all the way through. This prevents food from getting squashed or out of shape while cutting them. 

Three Types of Serrated Knives

Steak Knife

A steak knife is a type of table knife designed for steak and other pieces of meat that are too thick or tough for straight edge table knives. It features micro serrations and comes in different sizes. Steak knives are often served in restaurants that feature hard meat menus.

Bread Knife

Many of us are familiar with the saw-like knife use to cut hard bread. Bread knives are designed for slicing different types of bread. The sharp points of the serrations can cut through the hard outer crust as found on baguettes and other types of bread, including cakes, pies, and pizza.

Tomato Knife

Tomato knives are a lot like bread knives but a bit shorter. The common measurement for a tomato knife ranges from 15 to 20cm long. Its unique feature is the sharp forked point which is used to pick up sliced tomatoes and other thinly sliced vegetables and foods. Tomato knives are also a bit thinner than a steak knife or a bread knife.

Keeping Serrate Knives Sharp

Although challenging, serrated knives can be sharpened. And they should be if we want to achieve an excellent cut for our bread, meat, and vegetables. Unlike most knives, serrated ones do not require constant sharpening. Its pointed teeth do most of the work, and less friction means the blade stays sharper longer. This is where the LeBeau Honer steps in. The popular portable tool that has wowed many chefs and hunters can effectively sharpen serrated edges, whether it’s a bread knife, steak knife, or tomato knife. With the LeBeau Honer, you just put the flat side against one rod and gently stroke, vibrating the other rod. With 10 to fifteen very light strokes, the vibration sharpens twice as fast as a straight-edge blade.

The LeBeau Honer has proven to be an effective sharpening tool for straight-edge blades, axes, arrowheads, and even fishhooks. Sharpening serrated edges should be easy with its unique flex design and nitrided rods. No more honing rods and other complex tools when you use the Lebeau Honer. Join thousands of chefs, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts using the superb sharpening tool for all metal blades- LeBeau Honer.

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