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Old 08-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Bread Knife Mac vs Wusthof

I have reached the point where almost all the bread we consume is now home made, and usually a hard crusty variety. This has led me to look for a new bread knife and I'm considering a Mac superior 10.5" or a Wusthof Classic 10" super slicer. Would either of these knives offer any improvement in performance over the 10" Forschner I now have? Is one better than the other, and why? Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:02 PM   #2
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I can vouch for the Mac SB-150 because I have one and it's the best bread knife I've ever had my hands on. Hard crusts are not a problem.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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I second it for the Mac. I have a whole set of Mac knives and while I love them all, I wouldn't trade my bread knife for the world. It gives a clean cut no matter how thick or thin the slice or, as buzzard767 says, crusty it is. I haven't tried the Wusthof but I have tried the Forschner and find the Mac far superior in every aspect.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:47 AM   #4
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Buy the Mac. It'll cut better and it's easier to resharpen.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Not to be a party pooper - - - but my $1.98 "T.V. Knife" does a fantastic job. And yes, I have some other very expensive knives in my collecton.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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Not to be a party pooper - - - but my $1.98 "T.V. Knife" does a fantastic job. And yes, I have some other very expensive knives in my collecton.
Compared to what? If you've never used the Mac you have no reference of comparison.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:34 AM   #7
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Compared to what? If you've never used the Mac you have no reference of comparison.
I wouldn't be that harsh. I actually still use my mother's bread knife which is umpteen decades old for everyday cutting and save my Mac for work or "tough jobs". They are different and both great!
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:22 PM   #8
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I recently bought a 9" (23cm) Wusthof Classic 4150 bread knife to replace my old cheapie Ginsu that I got free at the home show years ago. Don't use it for much but bagels and an occasional loaf of La Brea Bakery bread, but in my estimation it's a great knife, very sharp, looks great, easy to control. Not sure about how easy resharpening is as I haven't had to do that and doubt I will for a long time. The Wusthof bread knife comes in 8", 9", and 10" versions. I found this one on Ebay, new in box, for $46.65 with shipping.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:17 AM   #9
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Thanks for the input everyone!
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I have reached the point where almost all the bread we consume is now home made, and usually a hard crusty variety. This has led me to look for a new bread knife and I'm considering a Mac superior 10.5" or a Wusthof Classic 10" super slicer. Would either of these knives offer any improvement in performance over the 10" Forschner I now have? Is one better than the other, and why? Thanks in advance.
Why not sharpen your Forschner?
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