Originally Posted By: hikermor
Tension on the line is a lot more significant that the configuration of the blade edge. Any decently sharp knife can cut line just fine

Sure they can - but a serrated knife will saw through those fibers a little more efficient. And it will do so even if it is slightly dull. A slightly dull plain edge is a real pain to cut with. Face it, a lot of people don't sharpen their knives as often as they should.

I'm no fan of serrated knives (I hate them, as a matter of fact), but let's give credit where credit is due.