The secret weapon when it comes to carving
Dalstrong Gladiator Series Slicing/Carving Knife
People commonly mistake bread knives for slicing/carving knives, and while their purposes are similar (and many bread knives can be used for carving), a good slicing/carving knife has one simple, dedicated use: Carving up meat.
Just pulled off that 10-hour smoked brisket? Need something big enough to carve up a delicate salmon filet? Trying your best not to botch the ceremonial trimming of the Thanksgiving turkey? That is where a proper slicing/carving knife comes in.
While slicing/carving knives do commonly feature serrated blades, we like smooth blades because they do the job without mangling the finished product. Like bread knives, they generally feature longer thinner blades for more precise, delicate cutting, so whether you’re gently working your way through an onion, cutting your own Sunday morning bacon, or aiming for paper-thin corned beef and pastrami, a slicing/carving knife is going to be one of your best friends in the kitchen.
Dalstrong is another world-renowned blade brand, and their Gladiator Series Slicing/Carving Knife is one of the best in the business. This razor-sharp knife features a super thin, hand-sharpened 12-inch blade that’s honed at 14 to 16 degrees per side for paper-thin cutting and is made from high-carbon imported German steel. The blade also features a hollowed edge (like the 8-inch Mac Knife above), which means whatever you cut, no matter how thin you cut it, won’t stick to the blade. It also features an ergonomic and comfortable Pakka wood handle that adds some weight to the blade and gives it a sturdy feel.
If you’re looking for a slicing/carving blade, this is your huckleberry.