Wusthof Classic Ikon Tomato Knife

What It Is: A specially designed serrated knife for slicing tomatoes and other soft fruits.

Why We Like It: Is this knife essential? It is if you want to slice into summer-ripe tomatoes easily, without squashing the cell structure and squeezing out the juice. This exceptionally sharp knife with a serrated edge produces perfect, beautiful slices every time. The 5-inch blade of the Wusthof Ikon tomato knife is long enough to cut slices of hunky heirloom globes. The two-pronged, fork-like tip on the knife is handy for de-coring as well as lifting the tomato slices. This knife is much more versatile than its name suggests–also great for slicing sandwiches, hard bagels and salami, and halving grapefruit and other citrus fruit.

Details: The 5-inch serrated knife with pronged or spear tip is forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel and is hand-honed for a razor-sharp edge. The shape of the serrated edge is computer-controlled to ensure that the final edge is uniform from heel to tip. Never needs sharpening. The triple-riveted composition handle offers strength and durability. Dishwasher safe. Lifetime guarantee. Retails for $90. Available at amazon.com.

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