Haven't read any of the other posts but I look at this as "very likely you do not sharpen your own blades". Serrations work great on otherwise-dull blades by virtue of turning them into a quasi-saw. Folks will argue with me on this but I will stand my ground. A sharp knife can do anything that a semi-sharp serrated blade can do BUT a straight blade at least can be re-sharpened whereas a saw tooth version is gonna be a SOB to clean up no matter how talented you think you are. I don't buy serrated knives only because I know who is going to be maintaining them.Hey guys I personaly have never found much of a use for serrations on a knife because I figure, why not just use the easier slicing blade. Some people say its better for cutting rope but I haven't had trouble cutting rope with a plain edge. Do you ever use the serrations on your combo edge blades? Do you think they work better? Any thoughts?
Having said all that I do appreciate the cutting ability of the cheapie (hey and sometimes expensive) plastic-handled stainless serrated steak knives that appear in my kitchen drawers. Everybody is happy, I don't have to sharpen them and they can go straight off into the dishwasher after use and right into the garbage can as soon as someone tells me they're dull.