Tojiro ITK bread knife for a lefty?

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by denverveggienut, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. denverveggienut

    denverveggienut

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    Hi Folks- Need to get a bread knife. I'm looking at the Tojiro ITK and the Victorinox Fibrox.  I like the Tojiro ITK because it looks like the scalloped "serrations" would work better, and be better able to be sharpened down the road. And I like the handle better. But, I'm a lefty. It looks like the ITK has a much deeper bevel on one side than the other, whereas the Victorinox looks more symmetrical. Does the ITK steer funny for a lefty because the edge is more asymmetrical than the Forschner?

    thanks!

    John

    FWIW, the Fujiwara petty I've got supposedly came with a 70/30 rightie edge, but I didn't notice anything weird with it when I got it. On the other hand, I sharpen it 50/50, so whatever asymmetry it has will be temporary- a situation that won't apply to the bread knife...
     
  2. franzb69

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    check out the mac bread knife. should be lefty friendly. =D

    i would get the tojiro bread knife without question but then i have the same problem. lefty here also.
     
  3. post meridiem

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    The Mac bread knife works really well for this lefty, too. It's also become my go-to knife for very ripe tomatoes.
     
  4. joostbaksteen

    joostbaksteen

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    I have the ITK bread knife and am a lefty and have no troubles with the knive whatsoever.

    It's a great knive and I love it. I'd say go for it, you won't regret it :)