A Calphalon bread knife is a serrated knife used primarily to cut bread. While it's true almost any knife can be used to slice bread, a bread knife gets the job done better. Instead of ripping and tearing through tough loaves, a good bread knife will cut cleanly and provide you with nice, evenly cut slices. A good bread knife typically is extremely sharp and has serrated edges that will catch and cleanly cut through the crust on bread.

Bread knives also work great for cutting tomatoes. The long, serrated bread makes short work of any tomatoes you need cut or sliced.

Calphalon offers a number of bread knives for sale. Here are the most popular Calphalon bread knives:

Calphalon Contemporary 8-Inch Bread Knife

This knife is at the lower end of the price range for Calphalon cutlery and can be found online for less than $40. It features high-carbon stainless steel that is rust and stain-resistant. The blade is forged from a single piece of steel that extends through the handle. The blade is ground by hand to a refined edge and is held by a handle that completely encloses the tang. This prevents food and bacteria from building up in the gap between the handle and blade, as is the case with many full-tang blades. It's almost as if most manufacturers feel they must show you a knife is full-tang or you won't believe it. That's the only reason I can think of for not covering the tang.

While it is one of the cheaper Calphalon bread knives on offer, it's a good choice for the person looking to add a good bread knife to their set without breaking the bank. Click here to buy the Calphalon Contemporary 8-Inch Bread Knife for less than 40 bucks.

This set is also available as a two-piece set that comes complete with a second blade that is perfect for cutting tomatoes. It only costs a few bucks more for the Calphalon Contemporary 2-Piece Bread Knife Set.

Calphalon Katana Stainless-Steel 9-Inch Bread Knife

If you're looking for a higher-end bread knife that looks as good as it works, the Calphalon Katana bread knife is the one for you. It is crafted from 33 layers of Japanese Damascus steel and features an extremely sharp serrated blade that easily slices through tough breads like sourdough and bagels. This knife makes a great addition to any kitchen cutlery collection and is the perfect gift for the person who has everything.

Calphalon Katana Stainless-Steel 9-Inch Bread Knife