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pebbles

knives

Does anyone know where to buy a bread knife that looks like a hacksaw? I searched the internet to no avail.

Many years ago I watched someone use it to slice crusty bread and it was so easy- no mess, and no 'crushing'.

 

Many thanks.

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sphealey

Google "bread knife bow saw" and you will get a number of references. Here is one from the UK.

 

Although now you have me wondering how a plain old coping saw with a fine-tooth blade would work...

 

sPh

 

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pebbles

Sph- that's the exact one! Thank you so much.

I googled bread saws, bread knives, etc but never bread knife bow saws...

Now I will look at coping saws too- but the above saw was a marvel in cutting fresh baked bread.

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pebbles

SPH,

 

I got so excited, I didn't look as closely as I should have - the one I'm talking about did not have a serrated blade, it had a very thin 'wire' as a blade, but otherwise looked the same. I will check the web site further.

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sphealey

From what I could gather this particular type seems to come from the UK, so you might try search engines specific to that region.

 

sPh 

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qahtan

 

 I had one sounds similar to the one you are looking for.

 Mine must  have been  very very old,  it was my mums before I had it, but it did a good job, and then my dear husband broke the blade of it, using it to pry something open.... I was not pleased. ..... qahtan