Just like the Challenger Bread Pan, our bench knife was specifically designed by bakers for bakers. Developed by Jim Challenger in collaboration with baker Campbell MacFarlane and wood craftsman Aaron Lucas, the Challenger Bench Knife is exquisitely handcrafted from the finest materials and destined to become a family heirloom.
Our bespoke bench knife will help you create loaf after beautiful loaf of bread. It’s truly the only bench knife you’ll ever need!
The sharp, non-stick blade makes dividing dough a snap, but the bench knife isn’t just for bread dough: this multi-use cutting tool is perfect for pasta, pie crust, and pizza dough, too. The wide and deep blade is so comfortable to use that it feels like a natural extension of your hand.
The beautiful wood handle is made from spalted Live Oak, sustainably harvested from a downed tree on Wadmalaw Island near Charleston, South Carolina.
Care & Use
With proper care, your Challenger Bench Knife will last for generations. After each use, simply wipe the non-stick blade with a damp, soft cloth. Make sure to thoroughly dry both the blade and the handle before storing.
Never soak your knife in water and do not wash the knife in the dishwasher.
To revive the beauty and smooth finish of your spalted Live Oak handle, rub mineral oil or linseed oil carefully into the wood using a soft cloth.
Dimensions & Material
Overall: 5.5 in x 8 in (14cm x 20cm)
Blade: 4 in x 8 in (10cm x 20cm)
Blade thickness: .035 in (.9mm)
Weight: 11.7 oz. (332g)
Materials: The handle is made from spalted Live Oak. The blade is 18/8 stainless steel. Non-stick coating: food-safe PTFE.
The bench knife is incredible as well, figured out I could use it as a transfer peel from couche to pan.
Bryan Ford, Baker, Writer and Recipe Developer, @artisanbryan
The pans gave me the crust of my dreams! Flavor was out of this world.
Steve McConkey, Cottage Baker @antiguaartisan
Up to the challenge! They are a dream to load, rotate, and uncover with two sets of handles for easy access. It works perfectly for both batard and boules and is by far the best bread baking vessel I have used.
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