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As you can see by the title I'm not a serrated edge knife fan. I can see having a serrated knife to use for slicing bread but as for other uses. No thanks I'll pass.
I remember when the Ginsu knives came out... never needs sharpening..... Uhuh.... :( My Wife wanted a set so bad and I refused. She had a set of the old type kitchen knives that worked very well, held an edge and were easy to sharpen.
Her sisters husband bought her sister a set of the Ginsu knives and she always asked my wife when I was going to buy her a set. Over time those never need sharpening Ginsu's got dull and got tossed in the drawer to be never used again.
My wife and I split many years later and she took those kitchen knives we had with her and ya know what they are still in use in her kitchen today.
I see a lot of the survival knives that have a third to a half of the blade serrated and I have three knives that have anywhere from 2/3's of the blade to 1/3 of the blade serrated and there seems to be a lot of the pocket knives with serrated edges....... I ask why?...... It is it some kind of fad? or are the serrated edged knives really useful?
All good points Tobias
I think it's to fool 90% of the common consumer that obviously you are getting a multi-use knife. Problem is, now it'd neither a very good straight blade, nor a very good serrated / saw blade. It's just a weird hybrid that is difficult to sharpen.