The edge of the Messermeister Meridian Elite 9-inch Bread Knife is scalloped with a gentle camber. What makes this Knife a left-handed Knife is that the scallops are placed on the front side of the blade instead of the back side. The Bread Knife is a wider and longer bladed version of a tomato Knife. The scalloped edge is ideal for biting into the crust of bread, allowing a smooth slicing action without exerting pressure that can compress the slice. It is also used to slice through soft-skinned fruits and vegetables. We don't recommend cutting meat.