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Global
$189.00 $249.00
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Legendary industrial designer Komin Yamada brings a new age of innovation to Global cutlery with Sai?individually hand-hammered kn...ives with one-of-a-kind character. Unifying function and design, this distinctive Japanese bread knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose serrated edge slices effortlessly through crusty loaves without compressing breads soft interior The first new cutlery line produced by Global in more than 30 years, Sai blends the Japanese company?s tradition of craftsmanship with modern technological advancements. Designer Komin Yamada pairs a user-friendly organic design with anindividually hand-hammered blade that makes each knife unique. The knives combine three layers of steel: a core of patented, ultra-hard Cromova 18 Sanso stainless-steel alloy and two outer layers of more flexible 18/8 steel for added strength and resistance to rust. Professional-quality blades are ice-hardened and tempered to increase hardness, resist corrosion and maintain long-lasting sharpness. Each blade is hand-hammered to create hollow air pockets that reduce drag, allowing the blade to glide through food without sticking. 12.5 degree blade edge is mirror-polished by hand for exceptionally long-lasting sharpness. The perfectly balanced handle has an ergonomic thumb rest for a smooth, efficient cutting motion and steady, comfortable grip. Iconic dots on the knifes hollow handle represent seven traditional Japanese virtues from the Samurai code of honor. 9"-long blade; 6"-long handle; 8.25 oz. Made in Japan. read more

Shun
$199.95 $350.00
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From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this bread knife slices cleanly through a crusty loaf without mashing its soft interior. Handc...rafted in Japan, the strong, razor-sharp blade is created through a blend of new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. Blade is constructed with a core of SG-2 powdered steel clad in a true Damascus layer of forged nickel and stainless steel. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword?making techniques, the blades construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Long, serrated blade cuts easily through bread crusts to create uniform slices. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$349.95 $438.00
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Our exclusive Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well ...as striking beauty. A cutting core of ultra-premium SG-2 steel creates a super-sharp, lasting edge, and the hammered blade helps keep foods from sticking for fast, efficient use. This bread knife?s serrated blade slices through the largest loaves without tearing. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blade for fast and agile performance. The blade?s core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The hammered pattern (tsuchime in Japanese) helps the blade pass easily through food without sticking. Contoured, ambidextrous handle is designed for ultimate comfort and control. Handle is made of dark, charcoal-colored PakkaWood with crimson striations and an inlaid-mosaic Samurai family crest. Polished-nickel bolster and end cap. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. 9"-long blade; 4 3/4" handle; 7 oz. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Wusthof
$54.95 $70.00
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In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814.... The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. This bread knife?s long, scalloped blade can slice cleanly through the crispy crusts of whole loaves with ease. Stamped blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip. 8?-long blade; 4 3/4?-long handle; 3.5 oz. Made in Germany. read more

Sabatier

Legendary for their precise blades and impeccable craftsmanship, true Sabatier knives are considered to be those made by a select ...group of French manufacturers whose origins date back to the 19th century. Our Sabatier knives have been made by family-owned Therias et l?Econome in Thiers, France since 1819. Their blades exhibit world-class strength, durability and edge retention. The long, serrated blade of this bread knife cuts through crispy crusts without tearing or crushing. Fully forged for superior durability and balance. The Sabatier knife?s signature narrow, pointed blade-shape encourages precision and control. Z50C13 stainless-steel blade is strong yet flexible and holds a razor-sharp edge. Every detail is superbly crafted, from the triple brass rivets to the beautiful and durable resin-infused handles made of bonded oak wood. Blade, bolster and tang are all made from a single piece of steel for greater strength and control. Rounded bolsters contribute to a great hand feel and facilitate a variety of cutting grips. Full-tang construction provides optimum balance and a rock-solid feel. Based in Thiers, France, Therias et l?Econome has been making knives for more than 190 years. 8"-long blade; 4 3/4"-long handle; 6 oz. read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
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The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry ...of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This long, serrated bread knife has a thin, razor-sharp blade for cutting quickly and cleanly through even the crustiest loaves of bread. Blades feature a core of VG-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of professional kitchens. read more

Shun
$319.95 $400.00
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This western-style knife is part of the Reserve collection from Shun and is as beautiful to behold as it is a pleasure to use. The... long serrated blade slices cleanly through even large crusty loaves without mashing the soft interior. Striking in its design, the colorful charcoal and crimson PakkaWood handle is contoured for comfort and has an inlaid mosaic crest. Handcrafted in the style of western cutlery, the knife has a fully forged blade that provides added balance when making precision cuts. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword?making techniques, a core of SG2 powdered steel has a super fine, even grain capable of being forged into an ultrathin yet extremely strong, exquisitely sharp blade. Blade is clad in a true 32-layer Damascus of forged nickel and stainless steel that also helps food release easily. Blade has a Japanese-style 16-degree angle. Full-tang construction and a riveted handle made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused polished PakkaWood offer comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Shun
$134.95 $169.00
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Produced by Japans leading blade manufacturer, this specialized knife has a scalloped blade that cuts easily through crisp bread c...rusts without compressing the delicate interiors. An offset handle provides optimal leverage and keeps knuckles out of harms way. VG-MAX ?super steel? blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Designed to cut easily through the crusts of breads and rolls without squashing the delicate interiors. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Michel Bras
$435.00 $746.00
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World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboratio...n with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this knife makes a beautifully clean cut through all textures of breads, leaving few traces of crumbs. Uniquely shaped waves on the blade allow for the ideal push/pull cutting motion through all textures of breads. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number (#9), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage. read more

Williams-Sonoma
$49.95 $60.00
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Preferred by culinary professionals worldwide, this commercial-quality Swiss knife has a serrated blade designed for cutting foods... that combine a hard or tough exterior with a soft interior. Chefs rely on it for slicing roasts, salami, tomatoes, citrus fruits ? and of course, bread. Mirror-polish high-carbon stainless-steel blade is laser-tested for unrivaled sharpness. Durable, lightweight Fibrox handle is textured for a secure, nonslip grip. Made in Switzerland by Victorinox, manufacturers of the original Swiss Army knives. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level hygiene standards for commercial kitchens. Dishwasher safe. read more

Opinel

Opinel knives have been produced in Savoy, in the heart of the French Alps, since 1890. The company is famous for its legendary fo...lding knives, which have graced the pockets of the worlds great adventurers and been honored by museums for their design simplicity. Today, Opinel culinary knives are a reliable staple in French home kitchens. The Opinel bread knife (no. 116) features a gently curved and serrated-edge blade ideal for slicing all types and textures of bread. Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel blade. Natural beechwood handle with protective varnish finish. Stamped with the Opinel crowned hand hallmark. 8 1/4" blade; 5 1/2"-long handle; 3.5 oz. Made in France. read more

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The town of Scarperia has been a center of Italian knife-making since the 18th century. Consigli has maintained the traditional, a...rtisanal methods of oil tempering and quenching their blades to produce the finest knives. This knifes serrated blade excels for slicing through crusty loaves. Serrated stainless-steel blade with triple-riveted olivewood handle. Full tang and bolster forged using artisanal methods. Olivewood handle is dried and oiled for maximum durability. 9" blade; 5" handle; 5.75 oz. Made in Italy. read more

Williams-Sonoma
$90.00 $121.00
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This knife is crafted by Lamson and Goodnow, the oldest cutlery maker in America, using techniques handed down by the companys ori...ginal bladesmiths, many of whom hailed from the famed knife-making city of Solingen, Germany. Featuring a classic German shape and high-carbon stainless-steel blade, each knife is hand assembled and finished for optimal performance. The serrated edge of this bread knife makes a clean slice through crusty breads while protecting the soft interior. Its also perfect for cutting larger fruits like cantaloupe, pineapple or watermelon. Full-tang blade composed of the finest high-carbon stainless steel from Solingen, Germany. Precision forged from a single piece of steel. Convex-ground blade is polished, hand-edged and honed, ensuring optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Resin-infused PakkaWood handle, triple-riveted to the blade, is heat- and water-resistant. 8" blade; 5" handle; 4.75 oz. Made in USA by Lamson and Goodnow, a Massachusetts company that has produced fine kitchen tools since 1837. read more

Sabatier

Legendary for their precise blades and impeccable craftsmanship, true Sabatier knives are considered to be those made by a select ...group of French manufacturers whose origins date back to the 19th century. Our Sabatier knives have been made by family-owned Therias et l?Econome in Thiers, France since 1819. Their blades exhibit world-class strength, durability and edge retention. The long, serrated blade of this bread knife cuts through crispy crusts without tearing or crushing. Fully forged for superior durability and balance. The Sabatier knife?s signature narrow, pointed blade-shape encourages precision and control. Z50C13 stainless-steel blade is strong yet flexible and holds a razor-sharp edge. Comfortable, moisture-resistant synthetic ABS handles offer a sure grip. Blade, bolster and tang are all made from a single piece of steel for greater strength and control. Rounded bolsters contribute to a great hand feel and facilitate a variety of cutting grips. Full-tang construction provides optimum balance and a rock-solid feel. Based in Thiers, France, Therias et l?Econome has been making knives for more than 190 years. 8" blade; 4 3/4" handle; 6 oz. read more

Shun
$299.95 $500.00
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The cutting edge of this knife features serrations that point in two different directions, which creates an ultrasmooth push/pull ...motion for slicing through loaves of bread without tearing the delicate crumb. Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. The blades core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a supersharp cutting edge. Handle is dark tagayasan wood, or ?iron sword wood,? an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double-D handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the ?Kitchen Knife of the Year Award? at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Wusthof
$139.95 $175.00
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The Wüsthof Classic Ikon collection features a unique forged double-bolster design and ergonomic handles. Precision-forged, high-c...arbon stainless-steel blades resist rust and stains, and are finished by hand for the ultimate edge. Made in Germany.. read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
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Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, the Shun Classic bread knife, with its wide, low-frequency serratio...ns, is up to the task. Gently saw back and forth to cut perfect slices with no unsightly rips or tears. Shun Classic?s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife?s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun?s VG-MAX steel core?known for its incredible edge retention?is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that?s sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 9" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

Bob Kramer
$199.95 $250.00
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Whether slicing a light, airy ciabatta, a dense, snappy sourdough or a crusty French baguette, this perfectly balanced and razor-s...harp serrated bread knife breezes through work like an extension of your own hand. Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, the Essential Collection features the quality, beauty and faultless performance characteristic of Kramer knives?all in a package that?s easily accessible to home cooks. Influenced by traditional European designs, each knife in the Essential Collection has been optimized for kitchen use thanks to a wide blade for increased knuckle clearance, a rounded spine for comfort while using a pinch grip, and an ergonomic triple-riveted handle for secure, easy cutting. Revolutionary FC61 steel holds a screaming-sharp edge and is incredibly durable, while the brushed polymer handle, polished bolster and full-tang construction result in a perfectly balanced knife that?s a joy to use. Each Essential Collection knife draws on the enormous wealth of knife-making knowledge of Seki City, Japan, and undergoes a rigorous 100-step, 42-day manufacturing process during which it passes through the hands of 45 expert artisans. As a finishing touch, each knife receives a central mosaic pin handcrafted in Bob Kramer?s personal studio. Built to withstand the pressures of everyday use in busy kitchens, this is one knife that will be with you for years to come. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Material: High-carbon stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 10" blade Warranty: Lifetime warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, the first Master Bladesmith to specialize in kitchen cutlery, the Essential Collection offers our best value ever on a line of Kramer knives Constructed from revolutionary FC61 steel, which features fine-carbide distribution and 61 Rockwell hardness for a razor-sharp, easy-to-maintain edge Fine-carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and increased durability Blade is extra-wide, so your knuckles don?t impact the cutting board, and features a rounded spine for comfortable pinch gripping Brushed polymer handles are hand-ground and feature a complex curvature that mirrors the palm for a secure, supremely comfortable grip read more

Shun
$134.95 $169.00
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The offset blade position of this bread knife creates additional knuckle clearance and perfectly positions your hand for a more po...werful?and thus easier?cut. The scalloped serrations will slice neatly into even the toughest crusted loaves without skidding. Plus the knife glides through bread without shredding, delivering perfect slices with fewer crumbs. Shun Classic?s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife?s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun?s VG-MAX steel core?known for its incredible edge retention?is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that?s sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 9" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

Wusthof
$179.95 $225.00
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The engineers at Wüsthof went back to the cutting board and spent two years designing a new collection from scratch just for us. T...he result: The most innovative and technically advanced Western knives we?ve ever offered. ALL-NEW DESIGN FROM BLADE TO BOLSTER TO HANDLE Extra knuckle clearance. Perfect balance. From USA-made Epicurean handle to wide, ceramic-coated blade, it?s by design that an Epicure knife feels like it belongs in your hand. REVOLUTIONARY CERAMIC-COATED BLADE Each blade has been treated with a revolutionary invisible ceramic coating to make cleanup easy, prevent food from sticking and protect against damage over time. NEWLY REDESIGNED WIDER BLADES ARE MORE USER-FRIENDLY Engineer Bjorn Berger designed the wider blade shapes with a slight curve to enhance stability, comfort, and knuckle clearance. ULTRA-HYGIENIC AND ERGONOMIC EPICUREAN HANDLE The Epicurean recycled-wood-fiber handles are made in the USA of the same silky smooth, ultra-durable material used to make professional cutting boards. NEW FORGED BOLSTER FOR INCREASED STABILITY To create a knife of unmatched strength and stability, the experts at Wüsthof used almost 200 years of experience to rethink traditional bolster design. You?ll feel the results every time you use this knife. DOUBLE-RIVETED FULL-TANG HANDLE The sturdy two-rivet handles are made of epicurean, a unique wood-fiber composite used in commercial kitchens that?s ultra-durable and hygienic. CLEAN CUTS Featuring a serrated edge that cuts cleanly through breads, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and more, this knife will slice neatly into even the toughest-crusted loaves without skidding. Lifetime warranty. Hand wash. Made in Solingen, Germany. read more

Miyabi
$189.95 $240.00
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Exclusively at Sur La Table. Introducing the exquisite Artisan SG2 Collection, handmade in the legendary knife capital of Seki, Ja...pan. ?Artisan? reflects the rich tradition of metalworking in Japan?where since the 13th century bladesmiths have honed their craft and developed an almost mythic reputation. Industry-Leading SG2 Core The ice-hardened symmetrical blade is made from Micro Carbide powder steel SG2, which boasts a Rockwell hardness of 63 through a proprietary ice-hardening process called Criodur. The core is then surrounded with stainless steel that?s hammered to a dramatic Damascus-textured finish. Legendary Katana Edge Using traditional methods and new innovative techniques, each knife in the Miyabi Artisan SG2 collection features a hand-honed blade finished with a true katana edge. First, tsuchime: The three layers of SG2 steel are hammer-finished to allow food to pass across the blade without sticking. Then, honbazuke: The edge is sharpened with this ancient three-step process, which involves sharpening the blade twice on whetstones, then mirror polishing it on a leather wheel. Finally, katana: Each blade is hand-honed to an angle between 9½° and 12° per side?a process that was developed over 1000 years ago to create the ultimate sharpness for samurai swords. Distinctive Cocobolo Pakkawood Handle Every Miyabi Artisan SG2 handle is specially designed to fit the hand better than its competitors?. Made with unique Cocobolo Rosewood pakkawood featuring brass and red spacers, a mosaic pin, and a stainless steel end cap, the handles are both ergonomic enough for any cook and elegant enough for any kitchen. read more

Miyabi
$169.95 $215.00
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The Miyabi Kaizen collection combines advanced ice-hardening techniques with the artistry of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. T...he knives are carefully crafted with a vg10 ?super steel? core that is surrounded by a graceful Damascus pattern that exposes the meticulously forged 65-layer steel construction. Blades go through a CRYODUR four-step ice-hardening process for superior strength, flexibility and corrosion resistance. The edges are then hand-finished by master craftsmen using a traditional three-step honbazuke blade-honing technique for a lasting edge. The resulting blades are optimally sharpened to precise angles for outstanding edge retention. Ultra-durable black micarta handles feature mosaic pins, eye-catching red accents and logo end caps. Made in Japan. read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$139.95 $175.00
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This indispensible bread knife features an extra-long blade and a raised handle that allows it to handle even large loaves with ea...se. Innovative, best-in-class serrations slice through crusty baguettes, soft, airy brioche loaves and everything in between. Pro collection knives combine 280 years of knife-forging experience with simple, yet innovative design features such as angled bolsters that allow use of the entire length of the blade and dynamic, ergonomic handles with impeccable geometry and perfect balance. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Material: Stainless steel Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 10" Warranty: Lifetime warranty Made in Germany FEATURES Designed in collaboration with renowned Italian architect Matteo Thun Angled bolster encourages a professional pinch grip and allows the entire length of the blade to be used Optimized blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress to prevent fatigue during prolonged use Precision forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, then laser cut for optimal edge geometry Rockwell hardness of 57 for exceptional edge retention and superior resilience Dynamic, triple-riveted handle features a full tang for perfect balance, while polymer scales ensure a lifetime of use Raised handle for increased knuckle clearance and easier slicing read more

Miyabi
$149.95 $190.00
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This serrated bread knife, designed exclusively for Sur La Table, makes quick work of airy loafs of ciabatta, crusty baguettes and... even that slab of home-cured sausage. It may also be the most advanced piece of technology in your kitchen. The product of a revolutionary hardening process, the exceptional steel holds a keen edge, while the ergonomic handle, precision balance and rounded spine ensure comfort even during marathon prep sessions. Manufacturer: Miyabi Material: High-carbon stainless steel; polymer handle Care: Hand wash Dimensions: 9" serrated blade Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Exclusive to Sur La Table, Miyabi Evolution knives represent the next refinement in East meets West cutlery. Designed to exacting standards exclusively for Sur La Table, Evolution melds expert artisanship with ground-breaking technology Revolutionary FC61 steel pairs fine carbide distribution with an astonishing 61 Rockwell hardness and has never before been used for kitchen cutlery?despite many attempts Fine carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle and is extremely durable, with no risk of chipping under normal use Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and astonishing durability Each forged, full-tang blade is touched by 46 artisans and is hand-honed via a three-step, dry-sharpening process to an exceedingly sharp 22 to 24 degrees?blades are polished to a mirror finish and have sand-blasted katana edges Each triple-riveted handle features striking red spacers and is individually weight adjusted; handle undergoes a rigorous nine-step finishing process to ensure perfect ergonomic design Comfort-oriented features such as rounded spine, bolster and heel reduce cutting and slicing fatigue; knife is easy to hold in either an Eastern or a Western grip read more

Victorinox
$49.95 $50.00
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This versatile, high-quality knife is designed by the inventors of the Original Swiss Army Knife. The tapered knife-edge is ground... in two directions to hold a sharp edge longer. World-Renowned Sharpness The high-carbon stainless-steel blade?s special tempering process produces an edge that can be resharpened again and again to keep its original sharpness throughout the life of the knife. Ergonomic Black FIBROX® Handle The ergonomic black FIBROX handle is slip resistant for maximum safety even when wet. NSF seal means knife is made to the highest sanitary standards. Precision-crafted for over 125 years. Lifetime warranty. 10¼". Hand wash. Made in Switzerland. read more

Sur La Table
$149.95 $190.00
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This innovative bread knife has been designed from the ground up to function as an extension of your hand?seamless, perfectly bala...nced and incredibly easy to use. Inspired by the graceful draw cuts of Japanese-style knives, bread knife features a textured spine that acts as a stabilizing index-finger rest for smooth, clean slicing and a special reverse-scalloped edge that cuts through cake and bread without creating excessive crumbs or tearing. Known for his willingness to challenge convention, Ken Onion is one of the world?s premier knife makers. His Rain collection exemplifies this philosophy?Rain knives feature striking, patterned surfaces that glide smoothly through foods and novel designs intended to enhance cutting. Each knife in the Ken Onion Rain collection is made in the USA. Manufacturer: Ken Onion Material: High-carbon stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 9" blade Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects Made in USA FEATURES Blade is laser-cut from high-performance stainless steel Blade surface is treated with a proprietary process that creates multiple air pockets on the blade surface. Designed to reduce surface tension and drag, these air pockets create a nearly nonstick surface, resulting in a gorgeous blade that slices effortlessly and without sticking Handle is constructed from G-10 garolite, a military-grade inert material that is nearly impervious to heat and moisture Ergonomic handle is shaped both to fit comfortably in the hand and to enhance performance read more

Shun
$79.96 $125.00
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Perfect for slicing everything from crusty breads to tomatoes, this bread knife offers impeccable Japanese craftsmanship at an ama...zing value. Shun?s Sora collection utilizes a proprietary composite blade technology to fuse a VG10 cutting edge to a Japanese 420J stainless steel blade, delivering a high-performance knife that?s easy to clean and maintain. The textured polymer handle is based on a traditional Japanese shape and offers a secure, comfortable grip. Shun Sora knives are exceptionally well balanced for incredible precision and control. Manufacturer: KAI Corporation Material: Stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 9" serrated blade Warranty: 10-year warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Constructed from VG10 super steel clad with stainless steel, creating a san mai edge that pairs cutting performance with durability Innovative serration shape glides effortlessly through food Blades feature an attractive pattern based on hamon lines traditionally found on Japanese swords Hand sharpened to a 16° double-beveled edge for a razor-sharp edge that delivers perfectly smooth cuts Handle is based on a traditional Japanese design and constructed from a durable polymer blend Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

Wusthof
$109.95 $140.00
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The safest and cleanest way to cut bread is with a serrated bread knife. This special double-serrated scalloped blade stays razor ...sharp longer than traditional bread knives and makes slicing even the toughest of crusts a cinch. Precision forged from a single piece of high-carbon steel, the knife features a laser-controlled and tested cutting edge that?s skillfully honed with a triple-riveted, full-tang handle. Care: Hand wash Dimensions: 9" blade Material: High-carbon stainless steel and polypropylene Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty Made in Germany read more

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Even thick-crusted loaves are no match for this bread knife created by Swiss designer Philipp Beyeler. Ultra-sharp carbon steel bl...ade features a serrated edge that cuts cleanly through breads, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and more. Plus, a nonstick coating prevents food from clinging to blade. Included sheath slips over the blade for safe storage and transportation. ? Manufacturer: Kuhn Rikon Includes: Knife and sheath Care: Hand wash Material: High-carbon steel, plastic Dimensions: 7" blade; 12" total length Designed in Switzerland; made in China read more

Wusthof
$64.95 $85.00
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A superb value?Wüsthof Gourmet knives feature all the best qualities of Wüsthof cutlery at a great price. The serrated blade allow...s you to cut loaves of bread with ease. The knife is cut from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, using lasers for an ultra-precise cutting edge. Full tang extends through traditionally styled handles, triple-riveted for amazing strength. Advanced grinding and polishing procedures produce a blade that is perfectly tapered from tip to bolster. Made in Germany. read more

Miyabi
$299.95 $375.00
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Authentically Japanese in design, each knife features 101 layers of steel?50 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur SG2 microcarb...ide steel core?forming a delicate Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63. Each blade in the Birchwood collection is hand-honed using a traditional three-step honbazuke process. It?s sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel. The genuine hamon edge?a visible line where flexible outer layers and incredibly hard core layer meet?is reminiscent of legendary Japanese swords. A hamon edge is a sign of superior craftsmanship. The D-shape of the natural Masur birch handle creates a comfortable grip and ensures tireless cutting, even with frequent use. Handle features an intricate mosaic center pin, red detailing, and engraved endcap. The serrations on this bread knife make it ideal for slicing through rustic breads, bagels and tough crusts. 9" blade. Hand wash. Sharpen with Miyabi sharpening stones. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Catalog, website and select stores. read more

Wusthof
$54.95 $70.00
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From Wüsthof, renowned cutlery makers for nearly 200 years, comes the Wüsthof Gourmet line. Each knife is laser cut from a single ...piece of high?carbon stainless steel for a precise, razor?sharp edge. Plus, each blade is laser tested to ensure desired sharpness and correct cutting angle. Triple?riveted, full?tang handles are contoured to fit comfortably in the hand. The bread knife?s serrated edge slices even the toughest?crusted loaves with ease. Also great for slicing tomatoes. 8" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Solingen, Germany. FEATURES: PRECISION CONSTRUCTION Wüsthof?s state?of?the?art manufacturing methods deliver consistently high and uniform quality. Each knife in the Gourmet line is laser cut from a single piece of high?carbon stainless steel for a precise, razor?sharp edge. Plus, each blade is laser tested to ensure correct cutting angle. USER?FRIENDLY HANDLE Triple?riveted, full?tang handle is made of a durable polymer that?s contoured for a comfortable grip. SYMBOL OF QUALITY Quality control experts examine each piece of cutlery for even the slightest defect and all blades are tested to ensure optimal sharpness. Only flawless knives receive the Wüsthof trident logo?a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality. PERFECT SLICES EVERY TIME The bread knife?s serrated edge slices even the toughest?crusted loaves with ease. Also great for slicing tomatoes. read more

OXO

Easily slice through the crustiest loaves, rolls, baguettes and bagels with the OXO Good Grips 8" Bread Knife. Features a sharp, s...errated stainless steel blade and a soft handle shaped for a comfortable grip that won't slip, even when wet. read more

OXO
MAC Knives
$224.95 $275.00
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Slice perfect pieces of baguettes or sourdough with the MAC Damascus Bread Knife. The bread knife can cut through even the crustie...st loaves or slice smoothly through soft loaf breads due to its unique blade construction. A solid core of molybdenum is surrounded by 32 layers of steel on either side that provides strength for each cut in addition to a decorative wood-grain design that makes this bread knife stand out above the rest. The edge of the bread knife is of absolute razor sharpness for cutting thick or thin slices, and designed to retain its edge loaf after loaf. Controlling the long blade is not a problem when hands are firmly grasped around the over-sized, barrel-shaped handle that is rounded for both left- and right-handed users. The MAC Damascus Bread Knife can be used for more than just slicing bread, cut cakes, slice tomatoes or other soft flesh fruits with the razor sharp serrated edge as well. MAC heralds its knives as the sharpest in the world, and chefs the world around agree. It's not just marketing, the knives really are the sharpest. The Damascus series brings a new level of style to the persisting sharpness of MAC blades. Still fashioned with razor sharp edges, the Damascus series features a core of molybdenum that has been hard tempered to Rockwell 58°-59° and will stay sharp for years. Around the core is 32 layers of steel on either side that are pressed to create a wood-grain pattern. The result is a thin, extremely sharp blade for precise cuts of all your ingredients. MAC Damascus knives are perfectly weighted by the large, barrel handles that are triple bolstered for stability and balance. MAC Damascus knives can win over even the toughest chef with their sharpness. Measures 9 inches. read more

ZHEN
$125.00
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This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife are clad with 67-layer Damascus dragon pattern on both sides. This design co...uld increase toughness, improve rust and stain resistance and prolong knife life. The gyuto style tip design makes the knife more easy to do the slicing job. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of PAKKAWOOD which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design make these knives even better. Every knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile, or granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. 100-percent satisfaction guarantee. Stainless Steel is imported from Japan and quality made in Taiwan. read more

Calphalon
$52.00
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Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Bread Set (8" Bread & 5.5" Tomato/Bagel)

Farberware
$16.50
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This Farberware 8-Inch Bread Knife is ideal for cutting long and round loaves of bread. The long blade' is ideal to cut through to...ugh crusts. Strong, durable stainless-steel for excellent edge retention, and the blade is honed to a razor-sharp edge. Comes with a sheath for protection and safe storage. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. read more

Browne Foodservice
$30.13
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This rounded tip bread knife has a serrated edge that is most ideal for cutting the crust of a rustic bread loaf or crusty baguett...e while protecting the delicate interior. read more

Shun
$169.00
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<p>A convenient addition to any cutlery collection, this user-friendly bread knife by Shun Classic features a serrated blade that ...measures 8 inches long. Use the knife to effortlessly slice anything from rustic artisan breads and baguettes to dessert items like angel food cake or chocolate tart. The knife creates clean cuts with no tearing or crushing of food to worry about. Even more, its offset stainless-steel bolster keeps knuckles safe and allows for enhanced comfort and control. Overall, the offset bread knife measures approximately 15-1/2 by 3 by 1 inches.</p> <p>Like other knives in Shun's Classic collection, the knife comes precision-forged in Japan by renowned blade manufacturer KAI. Its eye-catching beauty starts with a VG-10 stainless-steel blade, which features 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, producing a 33 layered Damascus look, but without the rusting problems associated with Damascus. The Damascus detailing not only enhances the knife's aesthetic appeal, but it also prevents morsels from sticking and helps maintain the integrity of food when slicing. The knife's sleek good looks continue on into its handle. Offering a D-shaped design, the unique ebony Pakkawood handle consists of a fused blend of hardwood veneers and resin to exceptionally noteworthy results. Its steel end-cap offers an attractive finishing touch, and the knife carries a limited lifetime warranty. Though dishwasher-safe, Shun recommends washing the knife by hand for best results.</p> <div class="aplus" > <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <h4>Shun Classic Cutlery</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-b_t.jpg" width="200" height="135" alt="Thin potatoes" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <h5>Why Buy Shun Classic:</h5> <p>Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.</p> <p>Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years. <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees. <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain. <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing. <li>D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use. <li>Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles. <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens. <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing. <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer. <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty. </ul> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.</td> </tr> </table> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> </div> read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$125.00
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Zwilling J.A. Henckels ZWILLING ONE series has our new unique wedge-shaped blade for optimum stability and easy cutting. This inno...vative blade design guides the user effortlessly into the proper circular cutting motion. The series also includes our new unique curved bolster for safe and precise handling. The ergonomic molded handle offers an updated look to complete the innovative design of ZWILLING one. read more

Messermeister
$125.00
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The edge of the Messermeister San Moritz Elite 9-inch Bread Knife is scalloped with a gentle camber. What makes this Knife a left-...handed Knife is that the scallops are placed on the front side of the blade instead of the back side. The Bread Knife is a wider and longer bladed version of a tomato Knife. The scalloped edge is ideal for biting into the crust of bread, allowing a smooth slicing action without exerting pressure that can compress the slice. It is also used to slice through soft-skinned fruits and vegetables. We don't recommend cutting meat. read more

Shun
$400.00
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Easily slice through bread right out of the oven, or crusty loaves bought at market, The Shun Reserve bread knife boasts a generou...s 9 inch blade with serrated edge that easily slices through the toughest crusts, as well as leave delicate loaves in-tact. Shun Reserve perfectly marries the desire for the ultra-sharp Japanese blade with the weightier feel that Western-style knife lovers prefer. Nothing has been overlooked in the creation of this extraordinary line of kitchen knives-from the weightier blade that provides powerful, precision cutting-to the contoured handles that fit the hand like a glove to provide cutting control; Each knife is a work of art. The blades boasts an incredible ladder Patterned Damascas that is stunning visually, while the dark charcoal PakkaWood handles with red striations dazzle in or out of the knife block. Each feature is chosen for its beauty, as well as its benefit. Shun Reserve knives feature ultra-premium SG2 micro carbide steel cutting core, offering the highest level of performance. SG2 steel has an extremely dense grain structure and purity enabling it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with unparalleled durability. Each knife has 32 layers of nickel/stainless Pattern Damascus surrounding the SG2 cutting core for weight, strength and durability. Reserve knives feature full tang, resin-impregnated, riveted PakkaWood handles that offer increased strength. The charcoal PakkaWood handles are unmatched in beauty with the crimson striations and inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. There is a knife for every job around the kitchen. You?ll appreciate the Reserve?s ultra-sharp cutting edge that you?ve come to expect from Shun knives, while falling in love with the weight and feel that lends itself to traditional Western-style knives. Beauty and innovation-expect nothing less from Shun. read more

Messermeister
$125.00
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The edge of the Messermeister San Moritz Elite 9-inch Left-Handed Bread Knife is scalloped with a gentle camber. What makes this k...nife a left-handed knife is that the scallops are placed on the front side of the blade instead of the back side. The Bread Knife is a wider and longer bladed version of a tomato knife. The scalloped edge is ideal for biting into the crust of bread, allowing a smooth slicing action without exerting pressure that can compress the slice. It is also used to slice through soft-skinned fruits and vegetables. We don't recommend cutting meat. read more

J.A. Henckels
$84.00
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J.A. Henckels International Paring Knives are perfectly designed for smaller kitchen tasks such as peeling or coring vegetables an...d fruits. 3-pc set includes: 3.5-inch paring knife, 3-inch vegetable knife and a 2-inch peeling knife. Lifetime limited manufacturer warranty. Dishwasher safe. read more

Messermeister
$150.00
at Amazon

The Messermeister Meridian Elite 10-inch Scalloped Baker's Knife features a scalloped edge and a rounded nose. It is ideal for cut...ting large bakery items such as cakes and breads. read more

Messermeister
$125.00
at Amazon

The edge of the Messermeister Meridian Elite 9-inch Left-Handed Bread Knife is scalloped with a gentle camber. What makes this kni...fe a left-handed knife is that the scallops are placed on the front side of the blade instead of the back side. The Bread Knife is a wider and longer bladed version of a tomato knife. The scalloped edge is ideal for biting into the crust of bread, allowing a smooth slicing action without exerting pressure that can compress the slice. It is also used to slice through soft-skinned fruits and vegetables. We don't recommend cutting meat. read more

Ergo Chef
$110.00
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The Ergo Chef Pro Series 9-inch serrated bread and multi-function knife is one of a kind and combines Ergo Chef?s proven patented ...handle design with an offset blade that prevents knuckles from contacting cutting surfaces for smooth, safe cutting. This serrated bread knife was given highest ratings when culinary students and chefs tested against other serrated multipurpose knives. The blade features a precision sharp D-shaped serrated edge that produces perfect slices of bread with both hard & soft crusts without tearing, while minimizing the crumbs. This bread knife can also be used to cut fruit, or carving ham, chicken, and beef without tearing or shredding because of its specially designed serrations. Enjoy this serrated knife as it can be used for many cutting tasks not just bread. Made from German high carbon steel for stain resistance and durability read more

Sabatier
$165.00
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This Sabatier Olivewood 8-Inch Bread Knife is ideal for everyday use and features a classic wood handle that is an attractive addi...tion to your kitchen. The knife has a high-carbon stainless steel blade and is perfectly weighted and balanced for control and comfort of use. Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. read more

Stelton
$99.95
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High design and elegance meet in one beautiful knife that has been forged from one piece of stainless steel. The matte black coati...ng provides a superb grip that is not only hygienic but is also very easy to clean. The handle morphs easily into the blade making this the perfect gift for those who enjoy highly functional pieces with a stylish design for their kitchen. read more

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