How Do I Sharpen a Bread Knife?

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How do I sharpen a serrated bread knife?

Bread knives with serrated blades cut well for a long time. Eventually however, like any other edge, they dull and lose their cutting ability. Many people are daunted by the prospect of sharpening a serrated edge, and some will even have you believe that it isn’t worth doing. But with minimal investment in time and tools, your bread knife, serrated steak knives and any other serrated blades can be sharpened.

Sharpening a bread knife does require a specialized sharpening stone like the DMT Diafold Serrated Knife Sharpener. The technique is also a little different from sharpening a regular knife blade. However, regaining a great cutting edge on your favorite bread knife (and any other serrated knife you own) is well within your reach.

Learn more about the techniques and the tools for sharpening a bread knife or serrated steak knife.