bread lame
4.94 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)


Bread Lame – Dough Cutting Tool

Rated #1 Lame by America’s Test Kitchen

Made in USA

In stock

Product Description

Bread Lame – Dough Cutting Tool

A Breadtopia Exclusive

Rated #1 Lame by America’s Test Kitchen

Bread Lame on Americas Test KitchenA Lame (pronounced LAHM, meaning “blade” in French) is typically a long thin stick made to hold a metal razor used to cut, or score, bread dough to help control the expansion of the loaf as it bakes.

We have not carried a bread lame prior to this one because we were unable to find one that we liked. They were either over priced or disposable. To work well, the blade needs to be extremely sharp, so a replaceable blade was a necessary feature of an acceptable lame. We also wanted to carry a lame that was reasonably priced.

Lame Blade PackageWe believe our bread lame is an excellent balance of form, function and price. It’s designed to be easy to see and pick up. This may sound funny, but one popular model on the market is so small and thin as to be nearly invisible when set down, is difficult to pick up barehanded and almost impossible to use while wearing protective oven gloves. Our lame’s easy grip handle allows for steady control and accurate cutting. It uses inexpensive replaceable double edge blades which makes it both economical and ecological.

Since you’re only cutting with one corner of the blade at a time and the blade can easily be rotated, you get maximum life out of each blade.

The handle is made of hard plastic resin with a stainless steel strip to hold the razor blade. Made in USA. The 5 included blades are imported from Eastern Europe.

The lame does not come with a blade cover. We suggest poking the blade end into a small cup of rice. This makes it easy to access, protects the user and helps keep the blade dry.

The video clip below is of Ciril Hitz demonstrating scoring baguette dough with bread lame at the 3rd annual Kneading Conference in Maine.

Bread Lame

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Additional Information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions .1 x .1 x .1 in

17 reviews for Bread Lame

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is a great lame. Love that it is made in U.S.A. For storage, I bought a toothbrush traveling holder at our local drugstore and labeled it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Not lame at all! This tiny, simple-seeming tool let me make precise scores very easily, even inside a fiercely hot Dutch oven. The fact that it uses cheap, super sharp, widely available safety razor blades only makes it better. I’d recommend this to anyone who’s contemplating baking bread at home.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’m a long-time bread baker who finally decided to get a lame. I’ve always had some success using a very sharp knife, but now I regret not getting the lame as soon as you came out with it. It does a superb job of slitting the bread properly so it opens up nicely. Does anyone have a particularly good way of storing the tool safely?

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Wow! This tool was super easy to assemble and use! Attached is my first loaf of no-knead sourdough bread scored with this lame! Very happy with this product!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just used this for the first time and WOW! What a wonderful difference this tool makes, perfect slashes on my bread. After trying many other knives, etc. this is it! Buy this, you will be happy you did.

  6. 4 out of 5


    Simple, effective – Inexpensive lame that does the job nicely. Thanks!

  7. 5 out of 5


    Buy it! After a disappointment with an expensive lame from the local high end cooking store, I remember I had wanted to try using Breadtopia.

    That was the right decision. This lame is great. It was delivered quickly with a nice note and worked like a champ. And is not disposable!

    It has a nice feel, it is a great value and helps support a company that has been super responsive and seems passionate about helping us bake better bread! I got perfect scores that took the loaves to a new level.

  8. 5 out of 5


    curved blade required – for the record a lame is suppose to have a curved blade. necessary to cause a correct bloom or ear on the baked loaf.

  9. 5 out of 5


    It is a perfect tool and it is supposed to bend, that is the perfect way of making the right angle.

  10. 5 out of 5


    I have not yet tried this, but it appears in the video that the blade is being put on incorrectly, thus causing the blade to curve. The lame has a slight curve at the end, if the blade was put on the other way, it would be straight.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Love this tool! Made in USA! Sharpest blade EVER, works great!

  12. 5 out of 5


    Great product! Replaceable blades mean that cuts are always clean and exact. Never a dull blade. Beautifully crafted! And the price is right!!!

  13. 5 out of 5


    Fabulous – I found the handle to be quite a help when scoring. So much more control then when using the Lame like the one shown shown in the Ciril Hitz video, which is what I had previously. I did make a couple of improvements: drilled a hole at the top so I could hang it and then sanded the wood smooth and finished it with Good Stuff (actually “great” stuff for sealing/finishing bread boards, etc.). Love it.

  14. 5 out of 5


    Excellent Value – Well made and very comfortable to use. I, too, have been looking for a lame, but I’ve been unwilling to pay the high prices. I saw this in Eric’s videos, and I was impressed. It didn’t look cheaply made. I’ve been using a single-edge razor blade, but I was not getting the “ear”. Also, I suggest you order the extra five-pack of blades; at only a dollar, you can’t beat the price and it barely effects the shipping costs (if any).

  15. 5 out of 5


    Terrific Deal – The lame worked perfectly. This is a quality item at a terrific price. Very pleased.

  16. 5 out of 5


    Great quality Lame, very simple to attach the Blades and makes slicing the Dough seem effortless.

    Plus 5 blades included at $9.50 is great value.

  17. 5 out of 5


    High quality lame – I was looking to purchase my first lame and all that was available online were cheap plastic ones. This one is beautifully crafted, easy to use and made in the U.S.A.

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