best tomato knife

Best Tomato Knife

The best tomato knife to get perfect tomato slices every time without squashing. In addition to perfectly sliced tomatoes, the serrated tomato knife is an all purpose utility knife capable of tackling a large variety of small to medium size fruits and veggies

The Tomato Knife

The tomato knife is a serrated knife between four and six inches long.  It is ideal for cutting through a tomato, or any other similar sized small to medium fruit or veggie.  The serrated edge is optimal for cutting through objects with a tough skin and a soft interior. It typically has a blade with a small surface area to reduce surface friction and drag when cutting. Often, the blade will be pronged like a fork, so that tomato slices can easily be picked up and transported.

While the tomato knife gets it name from it’s ability to handle tomatoes with ease, it is really an all purpose utility knife capable of tackling a large variety of small to medium size fruits and veggies

The Best Tomato Knife

This list contains some of the best tomato knives you can own, with a selection for different budgets. The Wusthof classic tomato knives are absolutely gorgeous knives if you want to treat yourself. The Rada and the Victorinox tomato knives are much more inexpensive but still perfectly capable of getting the job done. The Case tomato knife is priced in between, and is a beautiful stylish knife made in the USA.


Rada Tomato Knife

This Rada tomato knife is a great value at this price.  Rada cutlery is made in the USA (in Iowa) since 1948.  This knife is light, and the blade is sufficiently long to handle small to medium size fruits and veggies.  The stainless steel resin handle is durable and dishwasher safe.  The sharp tip means you can also core a tomato easily.  This Rada tomato knife is one of the best buys on the list.

Weight: 1.58 oz

Blade Length: 5 in.

Handle Length:  3.9 in.

Country: USA

Type of Steel: T420 High Carbon Stainless

Handle Material:  Stainless Steel Resin


Wusthof Classic Tomato Knife Ikon

This Wusthof Classic Ikon tomato knife is a beautiful knife.  Wusthof classic knives are manufactured in Solingen, Germany, a city with a centuries long knife making history.  This Wustof tomatoe knife is the most expensive on the list but also the best in quality.  The sharp double pronged tip can both pierce and core tomatoes as well as pick up tomato slices.  The German high carbon stainless steel and the POM handle are dishwasher safe.  This is the best tomato knife to get if you want to treat yourself.

Weight: 2.82 oz

Blade Length: 5 in.

Handle Length:  4.25 in

Country: Germany

Type of Steel: X50CrMoV15

Handle Material:  Polyoxymethylene (POM)


Messermeister Tomato Knife with Matching Sheath

This Messermeister tomato knife is a good value knife.  Messermeister is a German knife manufacturer based in Solingen, Germany, though this knife is manufactured in Portugal.  This serrated knife is very light and has a moderately long blade at 4.5 inches.  The tip of this Messermeister tomatoe knife is rounded which will make it difficult to pierce ingredients or core tomatoes.  The upside of the rounded tip is safety.  If your idea of the best tomato knife doesn’t have frills, then this is a good pick.

Weight: 1.06 oz

Blade Length: 4.5 in.

Handle Length:  4.5 in.

Country: Portugal

Type of Steel: German 1.4116 stainless carbon alloy

Handle Material:  Plastic


Wusthof CLASSIC Tomato Knife

This Wusthof tomato knife comes from one of the best and most popular knife manufacturers.  If you have a Wusthof classic chef knife and/or a Wusthof classic paring knife, then this will be your best tomato knife choice.  The double pronged tip allows you to pick up slices of tomato or other produce.  You can also pierce ingredients and core tomatoes with the tip.  The Wusthof classic series is a always a solid choice, and this Wustof tomato knife is no exception. 

Weight: 2.3 oz

Blade Length: 5 in.

Handle Length:  4.25 in.

Country: Germany

Type of Steel: X50CrMoV15

Handle Material:  Polyoxymethylene (POM)


Victorinox Tomato Knife

This Victorinox Swiss classic paring knife is technically not a Victorinox tomato knife, but it can still perform the job.  Victorinox is a popular Swiss knife manufacturer known for making Swiss Army knives and producing durable and quality kitchen knives at a value price.  This knife is great value at this low price.  This Victorinox tomato knife is sharp tipped, very light, and the blade is shorter compared to the other knives on the list.  This is not the best tomato knife on the list, but it is a great value knife that is very durable and will get the job done for a long time.

Weight: 1 oz

Blade Length: 4 in.

Handle Length: 4.5  in.

Country: Switzerland

Type of Steel: High Carbon Stainless

Handle Material: Polypropylene


Case Tomato Knife

This Case tomato knife is probably the coolest looking knife on the list.  The height of the blade is very short, resulting in less surface area and therefore less drag when cutting.  It also results in a very light knife even though the blade is quite long.  This unique looking Case tomatoe knife is crafted in the USA (Bradford, PA) with a walnut handle, making it the only wooden handle on the list.  It’s at a very reasonable price for a handsome, high quality Case tomato knife.

Weight: 1.92 oz

Blade Length: 5.5 in.

Handle Length: 4.5  in.

Country: USA

Type of Steel: Tru-Sharp Stainless

Handle Material: Walnut Wood


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