Not having a decent length and sharp blade makes cutting brisket (and many other things) a pain.
After all that effort and waiting, you want a tool that can do the job. I was always using a decent chef knife, it kinda works, but you never get the consistency.
Then, I decided to invest in a dedicated brisket knife, haven’t look back since.
Now slices a just right and the brisket or ham knife can be used for a ton of other stuff. The sharpness specifically of this Victornox knife is phenomonal. The first time I saw one was years ago in a professional kitchen in Scotland where I was working.
Victorinox is still an incredibly strong brand, and for professional or at home use – they do a superb job.
From about 1 min 45 sec you can see some awesome brisket slicing in this vid.
After much research, I chose this knife [Victornox Fibrox 12″ Knife] on Amazon.
It’s what I would call premium in pricing (and they often run periodic sales!) but it’s proven & very sharp, and I’d rather buy something that’s going to last for years.
If you’re on a budget I’d recommend this one [Mercer Millennia 14″ Knife] which has the same super sharpness, yes it’s a bit longer.
Mercer doesn’t quite have the rep that Victornox has, but so many people I know love the Mercer knife as well.
It has the same design in terms of granton style blad, which prevents sticking.