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Sausage knives: unleash the flavour

Of course, the name 'sausage knife' is self-explanatory - it's a knife specifically designed to cut through sausages. How often has this happened to you: After a long day at work, you sit on the couch with a nice glass of wine (or a beer), and you still have to pick a fight with that sausage in front of you with that little peeling knife... Surely, that must be very frustrating!

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Choose the best sausage knife!

A sausage knife is enhanced with a serrated blade to easily cut through hard sausages like salami, for example. They have a blade length of approx. 13 - 14 cm and, thanks to the robust handle, you will easily keep the knife under control during use. This way, you won't have to struggle with the sausage after a long day of work, and the shape and texture of the sausage will be preserved during slicing.

When you go to buy a sausage knife, there are a few features to consider. Approx. 14 cm is the perfect length for a sausage knife, as it allows you to use it for a wide range of tasks. In addition, it's important to look at the flexibility of the blade. A flexible blade makes it easier to cut through sausages.

Why sausage knives are meat's best friend

If you've ever tried to cut a sausage only to end up with a sad little pile of torn scraps, you know what a disappointment it can be. Fortunately, there's an easy solution: using a sausage knife! The serrations of the blade slice through the skin of the sausage, reducing the risk of you crushing the piece of meat by applying too much force when cutting it. This is also the reason why these knives are generally a bit longer than most peeling knives, for example. The length of the blade makes it easy to cut through the sausage in one movement.

Maintaining a sausage knife

To properly maintain your sausage knife, it is important to rinse it well after each use and clean it by hand using a mild soap. Besides cleaning, you should also sharpen your knife on a regular basis. How often you need to sharpen your knife depends on how often you use it.  

Serrated blade

Thanks to the serrations of the blade, the knife will retain its sharpness for a very long time. To sharpen a serrated blade, you can use a sharpening steel or a sharpening system that is suitable for serrated blades. Serrated blades are a little more tricky to sharpen than plain-edged blades. Want to learn more about this? You can find our topic on how to sharpen a bread knife here. Of course, a sausage knife is not a bread knife, but you sharpen them in the same way because they both have serrated blades!

Frequently asked questions about sausage knives