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Bread knives can be used for cutting crusty bread, spitting layer cakes, slicing fragile tomatoes, cutting stacked sandwiches, and more.

Our bread knives are designed to cut through bread and other food items with a tough exterior and soft interior.

Due Cigni offers a variety of bread knives made in Italy using premium materials for long-lasting durability.

Our bread knives are made with a comfortable and supportive grip that offers the ultimate control for most hand sizes. No matter what your skill level in the kitchen is you are sure to delight in the design, quality, and variety of bread knives that Due Cigni offers.

Due Cigni is committed to producing better quality and lower priced bread knives than their competitors. Once you use a Due Cigni knife with a razor sharp blade that cuts effortlessly, it’s likely you will never use another brand again. Discover the best bread knives for sale at Due Cigni.


Why Shop Due Cigni Bread Knives?


Due Cigni bread knives are a top choice for customers all around the world. Due Cigni is a family-owned company that is committed to satisfying customers and delivering high quality knives and kitchen tools.

Our bread knife reviews highlight impeccable performance, high quality, long lasting, perfectly-balanced, affordably priced, and more. Our bread knives can be used for so much more than just cutting bread. Their dynamic design makes them a kitchen necessity that can help you accomplish a variety of tasks.

Whether you are cutting through crusty bread or slicing delicate vegetables, Due Cigni has the perfect bread knife for the job. Our products are designed using premium materials and simple care instructions for long-lasting durability. With proper care, most of our products can last a lifetime.

We encourage you to try our bread knives. If you don’t love them, send them back for a 30-day money back guarantee.


Bread Knives for Home Chefs & Professionals


Whether you are a cooking enthusiast, home chef, or professional, Due Cigni bread knives are designed with you in mind. Due Cigni makes three different product lines: Basic, Classica, and Florence. All of our product lines are made using premium materials, precise cutting blades, and easy grip handles. For more information on our bread knives simply click on the knife to learn more about how it’s made and what it’s best for.

If you are a kitchen newbie, you can start with the Basic line of bread knives. Due Cigni’s Basic bread knives are offered at entry level prices and made with steel. The next step up is the Classica line of bread knives. The Classica line features full tang knives that are made of stainless steel. Due Cigni’s top of the line knives are featured in the Florence line. The Florence line of bread knives are forged stainless steel, making them some of the strongest knives available.

If you are looking for premium Italian bread knives that can enhance any dinner party, you are in the right spot!

Best Bread Knives FAQ

What is a bread knife?

A bread knife is a specialty knifed made to cut through the thick crusts of bread without destroying the soft layer of bread. Bread knives are longer than most knives to give plenty of room to cut, and they have serrations to make it through the first thick layer. The serrations act like a saw slicing through foods in a back and forth motion rather than by using downward pressure such as with a chef’s knife.

Although it’s called a bread knife, you can use this long serrated knife for more than just cutting bread. Tough food like melons and squash are easy to cut with this long serrated knife, as are other foods that require a little sawing instead of straight cuts. Furthermore, a serrated knife can cut through softer foods with ease too.

What does a bread knife look like?

Bread knives are easy to spot because they are longer than others knives and have a serrated blade. Often the point of the knife is rounded or otherwise blunt, making it very noticeably different than other knives. The blade can vary in length from six to fourteen inches with an average of eight inches before adding the handle. Choose a bread knife similar to your size of a hand to avoid a blade that flexes when cutting.

How do you use a bread knife?

Using a bread knife takes a little practice but makes quick work of cutting. First, hold the food you desire to cut in one hand, making sure to keep your fingers out of the way. Next, draw the knife back and forth like a saw over the food. Try not to press down as this will crush soft foods like bread, instead let the serrations do the work and slowly cut the food to prevent the bread from squishing.

Why does every kitchen need a bread knife?

Even if your house does not need to slice bread often, a serrated bread knife functions in other cutting capacities. The serrations allow you to cut through foods with a tough exterior and a soft interior such as cakes, citrus fruits, cheese, processed meats, tomatoes, and much more. For this reason, a bread knife is an invaluable part of any kitchen.

How long should a bread knife be?

A bread knife can range in size from six to fourteen inches, although most average between eight and ten inches in size. For the most options, it’s best to have a short and a long bread knife to have the most control over what you are cutting. If you only have space for one bread knife, consider choosing an option that is nine inches wide for the most range of control.

What is a bread knife used for?

Bread knives can cut so much more than just bread. Take a look at how useful this knife is for any kitchen.

Bread – The long serrations and length of the blade allow this knife to function perfectly to cut bread without squishing the bread in the process.

Cakes & Tarts – Serrations allow a bread knife to cut a cake without shredding for fewer crumbs. Use a bread knife to cut any pastries or treats as the serrations work better on cooked food. The right bread knife can help to level cakes without disturbing the shape.

Vegetables – Vegetables with a tough exterior and soft interior require a bread knife like a squash. Use a little more force for the tough skin, then allow the serrations to cut through the soft interior with less force.

Fruits – Many fruits have a hard exterior, and a soft interior like melons and a bread knife should be the go-to option for cutting these fruits. Use a little more force to remove the tough exterior and less force when dealing with the interior to cut the fruit without shredding.

Chocolate – The sharp teeth help to break up thicker foods like solid chocolate in a fraction of the time of a straight blade knife without a crumbled mess.

Cooked Foods – A serrated knife can cut through cooked foods with ease without shredding them like sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, and much more.

Soft foods – Use a bread knife to cut through soft squishy foods like mozzarella cheese as the serrations will cut down without squishing with the right action.

How to wash and store a bread knife?

Never put any knife in the dishwasher as the water can dull the blade. Bread knives are harder to sharpen because of the serrations, so the dishwasher can make them useless in very little time. Instead, wash them with a kitchen brush in hot water. You can soak them to remove stuck-on grime, but it’s best not to let them soak too long.

Store your bread knife in a wooden knife block, drawer, or a magnetic strip. Always put the knife away completely dry. Never drop knives into a drawer, as this can damage the tip. Instead, place them gently to prevent damage and use the covers for extra safety. If you use a drawer, use a knife organizer for safety too.

Sharpening a serrated knife is very difficult as you will need to sharpen each serration. You will need a mini pick or honing steel to fit the serrations. Lay the sharpening tool against the bevel of the serrations and work at an angle back and forth. Continue this on each serration until you feel a burr on the other side over the entire edge. Turn the blade and remove the burr from the edge, then move on to the next serration.

What makes a good bread knife?

A good bread knife will have fewer scallops that are broader and deeper pointed serrations. Try to choose a narrower blade, too, as you want the serrations to do the work. Next, a bread knife needs a comfortable and ergonomic handle to make it easier to grip in your hand.

What is the difference between a bread knife and a serrated knife?

The main difference between a bread knife and a serrated knife is the tip and the length. A serrated knife can come in a variety of sizes to cut many different items. Some steak knives are serrated, as are tomato and even fruit knives. However, a bread knife usually measures much longer than a typical serrated knife.

Think of a bread knife as an exaggerated serrated knife as they are much longer. Furthermore, a bread knife will have a dull, rounded point while a serrated knife has a sharp point. Serrated utility knifes usually measure between four and seven inches, while a bread knife is double the size to cut through large loaves of bread.

What are some common uses for serrated knives?

Not all foods will cut well with a straight sharp knife because of their texture or thickness. Some foods will require a sawing action that only a serrated knife can provide. Items with tough skins like cucumbers, tomatoes, bread, melons, and lemons will need a serrated knife to cut through the tough shell and the softer internals with ease. The serrations allow you to cut through food without damaging either the tough exterior or soft interior.

Why choose Due Cigni for your bread knife?

Due Cigni bread knives are one of the top choices for home chefs and professionals around the world and are made in Italy. As a family-owned company, we are committed to creating quality that will satisfy customers by delivering high-quality products for the kitchen. Our bread knives will last a long time as they are perfectly balanced with a dynamic design and affordable too.

Use our bread knives to complete a variety of tasks in the kitchen to help make superior food with ease. From cutting crusty bread to delicate tomatoes, our knives will make your cooking experience a pleasure. If you do not love the knives, you can return them in 30-days for a full money-back guarantee.