Not just for sausages! Wusthof, being a German company, calls this a "sausage knife." Here in North America Wusthof prefers to call it a "serrated utility knife", since it falls in the larger-than-paring but smaller-than-cook's knife range which is generically called a "utility" size. Me? Living in Montreal (the bagel capitol of the world), I like to call it the Ultimate Bagel Knife -- you should see how this baby neatly and easily slices a bagel! I really like this somewhat unusual knife. I think serrated knives generally fell in disfavour here because they came to be associated with the cheap TV junk which was always serrated. The truth is that serrated knives cut really well and are generally a joy to use and tremendously useful and versatile, but if they're not made well to begin with (with a good quality metal that holds its edge like Wüsthof does), then they're essentially worthless when they dull because they're hard to re-sharpen at home. This knife is excellent for slicing rolls, bagels and croissants, and makes short work of hard salami and even the ripest tomato. I love this knife, and it makes a cool gift because it's unusual and yet super useful.