Slicing Knife

Details of a Slicing Knife

A slicing knife is normally around 12 to 15 inches long. It is a much thinner knife than a chef's knife and usually longer and thinner than a carving knife. A slicing knife normally has a serrated or plain blade, sometimes even a Granton edge to improve the separation of the meat. It is also normally more flexible than a carving knife.

Uses of a Slicing Knife

Since a slicing knife is so thin it is ideally suited for slicing thin cuts of meat, especially roasts, hams, fish, or even barbecued beef and pork. The main difference between a slicing knife and a carving knife is that a slicing knife is specifically designed to cut very thin slices of meat.

Our Recommended Slicing Knives

Shun Granton Slicer: $122.95
The Shun is a very nice 9 inch slicer made of high-carbon stainless steel.

Wusthof Salmon Slicer: $129.95
If super thin is your goal, the Wusthof Salmon Slicer is the knife you are looking for. Specifically designed for slicing super thin lox, prosciutto and other cured meats.

Forschner Fibrox 12 inch Slicer: $62.80
A great less-expensive slicer, the Forschner Fibrox is 12 inches of high-carbon stainless steel designed for thinly slicing meats.

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