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Slicing a loaf of bread without affecting its shape requires a quality knife. A long, serrated bread knife is designed to cut through, but not crush, soft bread. Buy a bread knife individually or as part of a cutlery set with a knife block for storage. It's also wise to buy a knife sharpener to keep your investment in top shape.
Wusthof
$54.95 $70.00
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Add to your cutlery collection with this bread knife. Laser-cut stamped blade is tempered and hardened steel with a long-lasting, ...V-ground edge. Full tang adds weight and balance. Synthetic handle is triple-riveted. High-carbon, no-stain blade is easy to sharpen. More Wüsthof® available via special order. Please contact your local store.Wüsthof® Gourmet Bread Knife. 8" 8"D Tempered and hardened steel Long-lasting, V-ground edge Blade has a 14 degree edge angle Full tang Triple-riveted synthetic handle High-carbon, no-stain laser-cut stamped blade Easy to sharpen Hand wash Made in Germany BladeDepth: 8" read more

Wusthof
$109.95 $140.00
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From one of the most respected names in cutlery, this scallop-edged bread knife features double serrations for exceptionally clean..., smooth and precise cuts of breads, roasted meats, or delicate produce. Slice artisanal breads with less crumbs and minimal compression or create perfect slices of ripe tomato without tearing the skin. High-impact synthetic handle is comfortable to hold and more durable and sanitary than wood. Strong, long-lasting blade will hold its edge and maintain its shape. More Wüsthof® available via special order. Please contact your local store.Wüsthof® Classic Double Serrated Bread Knife. 9"H Tempered and hardened steel Blade has a 14 degree edge angle Synthetic handle Hand wash Made in Germany BladeDepth: 9" read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
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This amazing razor-sharp knife is created in Seki City, Japan's 700-year-old center for samurai swords. The "ripple" Damascus rust...-free finish is achieved by forging 34 layers of steel on each side. Flexible, stick-resistant blade is stamped, hand-ground to an exceptional 16-degree angle, then hand-polished. More Shun® available via special order. Please contact your local store.Shun® Classic Bread Knife. 9" 9"D 32 total layers of high-carbon stainless steel Blade has a 16-degree edge angle Rust- and stain-proof Ergonomic PakkaWood "D" handle Hand wash only Do not use to cut through bone Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass Shun® sharpening services available. View program details.form. Made in Japan BladeDepth: 9" Warranty AvailableView the manufacturer's warranty (PDF) read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
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From the makers of Japan's finest cutlery comes this Premier collection with a unique new "tsuchime" finish. Hand-hammered texture... creates cavities with an effect similar to hollow-ground, reducing drag for a gliding cut and quick release. Durable VG10 steel core is clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side for maximum strength and stability. Oblong pakka wood handle nestles comfortably in the hand; stainless handle cap embossed with the Shun logo adds balance and beauty. These knives will never rust or corrode if properly maintained. The long serrated blade of the bread knife neatly slices crusts and pastries without compressing the soft interior.Shun® Premier Bread Knife. 9" VG10 steel core and 32 total layers of high-carbon stainless steel Blade has a 16 degree edge angle Resin-impregnated pakka wood oblong handle Rust- and stain-proof Do not use to cut through bone Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass Hand wash only Shun® sharpening services available. View program details.form. Made in Japan BladeDepth: 9" Warranty AvailableView the manufacturer's warranty (PDF) read more

Global
$109.95 $139.00
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Crafted in Japan using a manufacturing method inherited from the Samurai sword, Global® cutlery features distinctive modern design... with seamless, hygienic one-piece, stainless-steel construction, professional performance and a dramatic signature dimple pattern on the handles. Cromova 18 stainless-steel blades are ice-tempered and hardened to 56-58 on the Rockwell scale and sharpened by both ceramic water sharpener and whetstone. Slip-resistant, ergonomic hollow handles are filled with sand for ideal weight and balance. Serrated bread knife cuts through crusty loaves without crushing the soft interior.Global® Bread Knife. 8.5" Cromova 18 stainless-steel blade Stainless-steel handle Blade has a 15 degree edge angle Ergonomic slip-resistant grip Hand wash Made in Japan read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
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Even bread deserves to be cut with a little excellence. The Shun Premier Bread Knife has a beautiful blade with intricate details ...and features. The stainless Damascus steel blade has a single-bevel edge that is extremely sharp and thin. It's given a serrated edge to enable it to cut through crusts easier, in addition to that is has a granton edge to make for quicker, smoother cuts of soft delicate breads. A hand-hammered design is given to the side of the blade for a traditional look of hand-crafted Japanese knives. The Shun Premier Bread Knife is an excellent piece to add to your cutlery collection. The Shun Premier Collection harkens back to traditional craftsmanship of Japanese blades, including swords and knives. All blades are constructed of layers of Damascus steel for a sturdy blade that takes a sharp edge easily and retains it. The knives are sharpened to a single-bevel and fashioned extremely thin for precise cuts. A granton edge creates a semblance of a non-stick surface by allowing air between the blade and food so chefs can cut swifter and smoother. The side of the blade features a hand-hammered appearance (called Tsuchime in Japanese) for a look that resembles ancient blades constructed by hand. The signature Shun emblem is emblazoned on the blade and the base end-cap. Stainless bolsters hold each blade in perfect balance to the contoured handle. Made of dark Pakkawood the handle is given a D-shape for a more natural feel in the hand. The exposed wood-grain adds to the old world charm of the Premier knives. Shun has paid attention to every detail of every blade in the Premier Collection assuring each deserves to be called Premier. Blade measures 9 inches. read more

Wusthof
$119.95 $155.00
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The Wusthof Classic 10" bread knife is the perfect choice for those who want a larger bread knife. This knife has a sturdy feel an...d excellent serrations that will work with the crustiest and largest loaves of bread. The Wusthof Classic line is the best selling of the fully forged German Wusthof knives. This knife has been mentioned favorably in Cook's Illustrated and is one of the knives in their a la carte recommended set. read more

Shun
$79.95 $125.00
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The Shun Sora bread knife is an excellent bread knife, great for making quick work of loaves of crusty bread. The 9" length is a g...ood size, a bit longer than the 8" size that is frequently in knife sets. The extra length on the Sora bread knife helps when cutting larger rustic loaves but it still fits well in knife blocks. Shun's new Sora knife line (Sora means sky) is a great new addition to the Shun line of quality Japanese kitchen knives but at the most affordable price of the Shun knife lines. Shun Sora's innovative composite blade technology allows Shun to produce these handcrafted Japanese knives at a more approachable price. Shun Sora cutting edge is Japanese san mai contruction with a VG-10 super steel cutting core clad with a layer of stainless steel on both sides of the blade Upper portion of the blade is mirror-polished Japanese stainless steel 420J stainless steel offers excellent stain resistance Cutting edge laser-cut and permanently braze welded to the blade with beautiful Japanese wavy pattern Subtle copper-colored highlights over Japanese wave pattern Textured TPE handle has good grip properties, is well balanced and easy to maintain Shun stainless steel logo in handle Handmade in Japan read more

Wusthof
$89.95 $115.00
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Whether you?re using it to slice crusty loaves of French bread for a sandwich, or cutting a perfect wedge of cake at a birthday pa...rty, the soft, ergonomic handle of the Wusthof Grand Prix II 9" Bread Knife gives you outstanding control over the sharp, serrated edge of the fully forged high carbon steel blade. Made in Germany by the same family for seven generations, this knife comes backed by their lifetime warranty. Wusthof is a family business in their seventh generation of ownership and has been producing knives in Solingen, Germany since 1814. Wusthof knives are all made in Germany, even their less expansive stamped versions; the only knife producer that can make this claim (some accessories are made elsewhere). All of Wusthof's knives have a lifetime warranty against defects and will provide many years of excellent performance. The Wusthof Grand Prix II forged knives line is an excellent choice, mating traditional German forged kitchen cutlery with a sleek molded handle. Forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel to ensure outstanding strength. Excellent ergonomics Perfectly balanced for effortless cutting Seamless hygienic fit of the handle Synthetic handle, full tang handle Long-lasting extreme sharpness, thanks to PEtec - Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology Lifetime warranty from Wusthof against manufacturing defects We recommend hand washing and drying of Wusthof Grand Prix knives (any all fine cutlery) Made in Germany read more

Wusthof
$139.95 $175.00
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With its sleek, contoured handle and thinner blade, the professional-grade Wusthof Classic Ikon Bread Knife is an elegant solution... to anything requiring a serrated edge. From sourdough to sausages and even tomatoes, this knife meets any challenge with perfect balance, outstanding strength and timeless style. The Wusthof logo on the blade puts the stamp of approval on your culinary endeavors. Wusthof is a family business in their seventh generation of ownership and has been producing knives in Solingen, Germany since 1814. Wusthof knives are all made in Germany, even their less expansive stamped versions; the only knife producer that can make this claim (some accessories are made elsewhere). All of Wusthof's knives have a lifetime warranty against defects and will provide many years of excellent performance. The Wusthof Classic Ikon line of forged knives is one of Wusthof's most popular lines and we think the most striking and attractive. The Wusthof Classic Ikon knives feature sleek ergonomic synthetic black handles with a traditional 3-rivet look. Forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel to ensure outstanding strength. Excellent ergonomics Perfectly balanced for effortless cutting Seamless hygienic fit of the handle Synthetic handle, full tang handle Long-lasting extreme sharpness, thanks to PEtec - WÜSTHOF?s Precision Edge Technology Lifetime warranty from Wusthof against manufacturing defects We recommend hand washing and drying of Wusthof Classic Ikon knives (any all fine cutlery) Made in Germany NSF certified for commercial use read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
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The Shun Classic 9" Bread Knife is a beautiful knife that can cut through loaves and loaves of homebaked or store-bought bread. Th...e serrated teeth of the Shun Classic Bread Knife will tackle large crusty loaves of bread. The long 9 inch blade makes it suitable for cutting lengthwise as well. Only cutlery of unparalleled appearance and uncompromising performance receives the mark of Shun. Shun Classic Series contain knives of traditional Japanese shape and craftsmanship in modern, innovative designs. Obtained by pounding 16 layers of high carbon stainless steel, the natural pattern of Damascus steel on the blade enhances the knives? beauty and utility, making cleaner, faster cuts that do not compromise the flavor of the food. Composed of VG-10 stainless steel core clad between SUS410 stainless steel, Shun Classic Series knives remain strong and sharp, requiring infrequent sharpening. Bolstered in stainless steel to each blade is a solid, ebony black Pakkawood handle in an ergonomic D-shape. The Pakkawood handles are comfortable to hold and beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic Series of cutlery is Shun's quintessential line that embodies the power of Shun in subtle simplicity. Each Classic blade, from the smallest to the largest, has the Shun logo emblazoned onto the blade's side. Blade measures 9 inches. Shun Classic knives are made in Japan. Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty. Limited Time Kershaw Knives promotion: If purchasing Kershaw knives only, get free shipping on any size purchase. Use Coupon Code KERSHAW during checkout (not needed if order is $99 or over anyway) read more

Tamahagane
$185.95 $233.00
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Everything in the kitchen deserves to be cut with the superior blades of Tamahagane San Knives, even breads. The Tamahagane San 10... inch Bread Knife is a great knife to use when cutting home-baked loaves of wheat or white bread or freshly bought baguettes. A core of VG5 steel is at the center of this essential blade. With a Rockwell hardness of 58-59, the core is strong enough to slice through crusty loaves of bread. Two layers of SUS410 stainless steel surround the VG5 core for a blade that is easily shaped and sharpened to provide superior sharpness. The tri-ply blade is serrated to aid in cutting through loaves of bread without smashing or misshaping. The 10 inch Bread Knife has a richly colored wooden handle that is rounded for comfort and control. The Tamahagane San 10 inch Bread Knife is a well-crafted knife that will easily cut through loaves, pistoles, and baguettes of artisan breads. The Tamahagane San Japanese Knives by Sointu USA lack in nothing and leave the chef wanting for naught. Featuring blades of both Western and Eastern shapes and designs, the Tamahagane San Series contains the perfect amount of variety to create cuisines from around the globe. A tri-ply construction of the blades consists of an ultra-thin inner core of VG5 steel with a Rockwell hardness of 58-59 for superior sharpness and strength clad between two layers of SUS410 stainless at a hardness of 28-32. Each blade, from the paring to the slicing, is sharpened to a razor sharp edge for precision cutting and exacting slices. Performance lies in the blade but the beauty is in the handle. Made of laminated wood the handle is shaped to have a comfortable form and rounded for a smooth surface. The natural wood grain contrasts beautifully with the shinning stainless steel on every Tamahagane San Japanese Knife. Made in Japan. Blade measures 10 inches in length. read more

Messermeister
$119.95 $162.00
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This is a really striking bread knife. It's not just the beautiful olive wood handle, but the slight upward curve of the blade fro...m the handle to the tip. Great for slicing even the crustiest of artisan bread or the loaves from your local store. It's also a nice knife for slicing vegetables. The Messermeister Oliva Elite bread knife is also a nice length, a bit longer than the typical, less expensive to make 8" bread knives that tend to be in cutlery sets. The extra blade length is handy when slicing larger loaves. Messermeister's new Oliva Elite line pairs forged German steel with a beautiful natural Italian Olive wood handle. Handcrafted individually, these heirloom-quality knives will perform as well as they look for many years. Features of the Olvia: Blade, bolster and tang are a single piece, hot drop forged from a single slab of the finest German steel alloy Each natural tan olivewood handle is unique, no two handles are perfectly identical Hand polished Elite edge Ergonomic and balanced feel 100% hand crafted in Solingen, Germany Messermeister Oliva olive wood handled knives are not dishwasher safe and should be hand washed and immediately dried. read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$89.95 $115.00
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Knead, rise, bake then cut with the JA Henckels Four Star 8 inch Bread Knife. The bread knife has a slim, stainless blade that has... a serrated edge so it is ready to cut through the crust of home-baked breads or store bought baguettes. The knife has a seamless bolster and a solid, seamless handle that is ergonomically shaped for comfort. The Four Star 8 inch Bread Knife by JA Henckels cuts through crusts of grilled cheese - home-made down to the bread. Strength meets comfort in the JA Henckels Four Star line of cutlery. The knives feature stainless steel blades concocted of a special recipe then ice hardened for increased strength. Sharpened to a precise angle, the four star knives perform like the quality cutlery they are and are easily refreshed and resharpened. These sigmaforge blades are forged of a single piece of steel for balance and strength. The smooth bolster provides a comfortable grip that places your hand into the position that provides the most control. Made of synthetic materials, the handle is shaped for comfort and is easily cleaned and sanitized. Rivetless and curved, the black handle gives these JA Henckel knives that fourth star. The Four Star Collection offers all of the classic blades chefs need for preparing foods for steaming, sauteing, frying, baking, grilling and more. Measures 8 inches. Dishwasher safe; Hand-washing recommended. read more

Messermeister
$99.95 $125.00
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Serrated Bread Knife 9? - Messermeister Meridian Elite The Messermeister Meridian Elite line of fully forged knives are distinguis...hed by their state of the art POM handle riveted through a full tang. The hand polished Elite edge for incredibly sharp German cutlery, and the hand polished spine for comfort are some unique touches as well. What makes Messermeister cutlery unique? Messermeister manufactures cutlery the old fashioned way. Each fully forged knife if produced from a single block of German steel and ever segment of the knife is finished completely by hand. The resulting Messermeister knife has a handle and tang that are perfectly contoured for the user's hand, a bolster-less heel on Chef's knives allows the entire edge to be sharpened, a razor sharp edge created by a detailed 3-step finishing process which produces a sharper and smoother edge. Messermeister forged knives also have a thicker, more substantial blade on every knife, including wider blades for their Chef's and Santoku knives. All Messermeister knives come with a lifetime warranty covering workmanship and defects, plus free lifetime sharpening and refurbishing. read more

Global Knives
$199.00 $249.00
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The new Global SAI knife line is the first new line from Global and legendary designer Komin Yamada in almost 30 years. These beau...tiful knives are sleek, striking, and will deliver many years of high performance kitchen use. Hand-hammered blades on Global Sai knives don't just look good, they help reduce sticking and let the blade glide through food with less effort All Global Sai knives are made in Japan with artisanal techniques 3 layers of steel including exclusive CROMOVA18 stainless steel and 18/8 stainless Ice hardened and tempered to Rockwell 58-59 - hold sharp edge longer Hand polished knives are also perfectly balanced Ergonomic handle features classic Global dots and also contributes to comfort Hand polished blades with 12.5 degree angle for a wonderfully sharp cutting edge read more

Global Knives
$159.00 $199.00
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The new Global SAI knife line is the first new line from Global and legendary designer Komin Yamada in almost 30 years. These beau...tiful knives are sleek, striking, and will deliver many years of high performance kitchen use. Hand-hammered blades on Global Sai knives don't just look good, they help reduce sticking and let the blade glide through food with less effort All Global Sai knives are made in Japan with artisanal techniques 3 layers of steel including exclusive CROMOVA18 stainless steel and 18/8 stainless Ice hardened and tempered to Rockwell 58-59 - hold sharp edge longer Hand polished knives are also perfectly balanced Ergonomic handle features classic Global dots and also contributes to comfort Hand polished blades with 12.5 degree angle for a wonderfully sharp cutting edge read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$30.29 $50.00
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J.A. Henckels International Forged Synergy Bread Knife 8 8-inch serrated knife for slicing bread and other food of soft substance ...with a tough skin or crust Fully forged stainless steel blade with satin finish Molded POM handle with full rat tail tang for comfortable grip and excellent balance Full bolster provides weight and ensures safety Handwash with mild cleanser; lifetime warranty Need more information on this product? Click here to ask. read more

J.A. Henckels
$109.99 $140.00
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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Pro S 8 High Carbon Stainless-Steel Bread Knife Laser controlled edge is sharper and stays sharper lon...ger because of a more consistent blade angle. Black polypropylene handle. Friodur Ice Hardened has Maximum no stain properties and more blade strength. Full horizontal tang without rivets design for balance. Handwash recommended. Blade Dimension: 8. Construction: SIGMAFORGE One pc Construction. Weight: 0.4lb read more

J.A. Henckels
$89.99 $115.00
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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star High Carbon Stainless Steel Bread Knife 8 8-inch serrated blade, great for slicing bread Hig...h-carbon stainless-steel blade ice-hardened for superior strength Sturdy, black molded polypropylene handle Dishwasher-safe Lifetime warranty Need more information on this product? Click here to ask. read more

J.A. Henckels
$13.49 $22.00
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J.A. Henckels International Eversharp Pro Stainless Steel Bread Knife 8 Special serrated edge never needs sharpening 8-inch serrat...ed bread knife for easy slicing of crusty and dainty breads High-grade, rolled stainless steel capable of withstanding extreme stress Polypropylene handle is impact and shock resistant Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing preferred Need more information on this product? Click here to ask. Weight: 0.5lb read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$14.79 $22.00
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J.A. Henckels International Fine Edge Pro Stainless Steel Bread Knife 8 8-inch serrated blade for slicing bread Stamped blade made... of high-quality German stainless steel Black, satin-finished polypropylene handle with triple-rivet construction Fully visible tang construction provides proper balance Handwash with mild cleanser; lifetime warranty Need more information on this product? Click here to ask. read more

Victorinox Swiss Army
$21.49 $27.40
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A good heft and comfortable, positive grip are indications of a well-made knife. A sure-grip handle with a finger guard is valuabl...e feature since the handle inevitably gets greasy, wet, or both. Although cutlery steel is naturally sanitary, materials and construction details of the handle minimize crevices what would offer hospitality to bacteria. ?Dimensions: Measures 1.5 wide by 3.8 long by 17 tall ?High carbon stainless steel blade can be resharpened over and over ?Ergonomically designed handle ?Will stand up to years of daily use without undue deterioration or wear ?Fibrox Handle is dishwasher safe and slip resistant ?NSF Approved read more

Victorinox
$75.79 $118.50
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Victorinox Forged 8- Offset Bread Knife Victorinox, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife, has been crafting fine cutlery since ...the later 1800s. The Victorinox master cutlers have applied their unique ingenuity and techniques to design the highest quality, forged cutlery line. This fine cutlery is hot-drop forged and ice tempered by master forgers in Solingen, Germany exclusively for Victorinox, then shipped to Victorinox in Switzerland for application of their famous proprietary sharp edge and rigid quality control finishing. The result is beautifully balanced, perfectly weighted full tang construction, an intuitively engineered comfortable handle, a high carbon, no stain, high polished forged steel blade with an edge that retains its razor sharpness. 8-inch Offset Bread Knife is designed with an offset handle that allows more leverage and height for cutting through the thickest, crustiest loaves of bread. read more

Scanpan
$110.00 $139.00
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Fresh baked bread has met its match. The Global 8.5 in. Bread Knife is made with a hard molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel, serra...ted blade. Slice everything from hearty breads to delicate cakes with ease. The stainless steel handle is molded to fit your hand, and its dimpled to resist slipping. The seamless construction between handle and blade is unique and sanitary. read more

J.A. Henckels
$49.99 $65.00
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Easily slice through crusty bread, like French and Italian loaves, with this serrated bread knife from J.A. Henckels. Crafted of c...orrosion-resistant, high-quality carbon, and featuring a triple-rivet handle, this knife is an essential tool in every chef?s kitchen. high-quality German carbonEuropean precision forgedserrated bladehand-honed edge with high sharpnesslonger-cutting edge retentioncorrosion resistant and durabletriple-rivet handles Carbon blade. Dishwasher safe; hand washing recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Imported. read more

Joseph Joseph
$19.99 $40.00
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Easily slice fresh bread with this 8-inch porcelain knife and then toss it in the dishwasher for quick cleanup. serrated bladeinno...vative, weighted handle with tool restimproves hygiene and minimizes wastehead is raised off work surface Plastic with porcelain blade. Dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Bob Kramer
$349.95 $440.00
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This serrated bread knife is ideal for anything that?s soft inside with an outside crust, skin or rind like breads, tomatoes and c...itrus fruits. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Care: Hand wash; please do not clean with bleach or chlorine Dimensions: 9" Material: High-carbon steel, African blackwood and brass Warranty: Lifetime warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Bob Kramer is one of the few Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery Professional chefs wait years for a Kramer original We worked with the master himself and renowned knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels for this exquisite line of carbon steel knives made by artisans in Seki City, the Japanese knife-making capital since the 13th century Now home chefs can experience the unrivaled performance of a Kramer original Made using a carbon-steel formulation called 52100 for remarkable strength and unmatched edge retention Carbon steel is the first metal formulated to hold the razor-sharp, consistent edge required by modern chefs Heat-treated to a hardness of 61 Rockwell, so it comes sharp, stays sharp and is easy to maintain Blade is sharpened to 15° on each side of the 50/50 edge with the traditional three-step hand-honed edge Features a brass bolster for support Comfortable African blackwood handle mirrors the shape of your palm The full tang of the blade is tapered to Bob?s precise specifications Triple-riveted for strength and control Signature brass decorative center pin is handcrafted by Bob himself Over time the blade will develop the beautiful blue-gray patina prized by professional chefs as the signature of a favorite knife. This heirloom-quality knife is easy to care for?just keep it clean and dry for a lifetime of unparalleled performance. Shop all Bob Kramer Carbon Steel » Read The New York Times article here. Food writer Josh Ozersky is also a pretty big fan of the Bob Kramer Carbon Steel collection. 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

Bob Kramer
$399.95 $500.00
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Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of the only Master Bladesmiths in the world... specializing in kitchen cutlery. Cook?s Illustrated once wrote: ?The Kramer knife outperformed every knife we?ve ever rated.? Put simply, Kramer is King of the Kitchen Knife. Saveur dubbed Bob ?The Master of the Blade.? For this exclusive collection, Sur La Table worked with the master himself?along with renowned German knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels?to create an exquisite line of artisan knives designed by Bob and crafted to his exacting specifications. The bread knife features a serrated edge that slices even the toughest-crusted loaves with ease. Perfect for everything from bagels to baguettes. Hand wash. 10" blade. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, exclusively for Sur La Table. 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

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

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
$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
$109.95 $140.00
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8" serrated bread knife. Zwilling JA Henckels products, hand-crafted since 1731, set the world standard for appeal, function and s...tyle. The trustworthy quality and tradition of these riveted knives is easily visible by the full tang and the full length of solid steel. Classical styling and state-of-the-art technology in blade manufacturing combine to form the TWIN Pro-S Series. Product Features? SIGMAFORGE? one piece construction gives perfect geometry, high precision and improved stability of the blade and steel structure as well as improved cutting edge retention ? Laser controlled edge is sharper and stays sharper longer. Has a more consistent blade angle ? Friodur? ice hardening offers maximum no-stain properties and more blade strength along with improved resistance to corrosion and pitting ? Super bolster provides weight, insures safety and adds balance ? Fully visible tang construction gives proper balance and great strength ? High carbon no-stain steel ensures no staining or rusting ? Hand honed for a long lasting edge ? Precision honed is sharper and stays sharper longer ? Triple riveted Novodur? handles offer a durable, strong, smooth, comfortable handle that is perfectly balance ? BONUS: Zwilling JA Henckles Cookbook and CD included ? Full warranty ? Made in Solingen, Germany read more

Wusthof
$39.95 $50.00
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An exceptional all-around slicing tool, the 10" Wusthof PRO Wide Bread Knife effortlessly slices through baked goods to meats and ...cheeses. Ideal for slicing artisan breads and bagels, the 10" serrated bread knife cleanly cuts large crusty loaves and even tomatoes without crushing. Designed and built exclusively for the tough day-to-day demands of the commercial kitchen, the Wusthof PRO series offers home chefs the same robust ergonomic handle that is comfortably curved to prevent hand fatigue with quick, repetitive cutting. Precision-stamped of high-carbon steel for greater stability and strength, the Wusthof serrated bread knife resists stains and retains its sharp edge through the rigors of daily use. The seamless, hygienic synthetic handle ensures a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Since 1814 Wusthof has handmade its knives in Germany and the Wusthof PRO collection delivers ultimate professional styling and performance for chefs in world-class restaurants and busy home kitchens. Product Features ? Designed exclusively for professional chefs and the rigorous demands of the commercial kitchen ? Precision-stamped blade of high-carbon rust-free steel ensures long-lasting sharpness ? Serrated edge slices through even delicate bread and tomatoes without tearing or crushing ? Curved, ergonomic handle prevents hand fatigue ? Perfectly balanced for optimum control and effortless cutting ? ABS polymer handle is resistant to high heat, cracking and high impact ? Seamless handle provides hygienic reliability ? Large finger guard prevents hand from slipping onto the blade ? NSF approved ? Wusthof is the official knife of the German and Japanese National Culinary Teams ? Hand wash ? Lifetime warranty read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$119.95 $150.00
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Designed in collaboration with chef Masaharu Morimoto, the Zwilling Morimoto Red Bread Knife slices through Artisan bread crusts, ...soft sandwich rolls and spongy angel food cake without tearing the soft interior. The Zwilling special formula German steel delivers long-life durability and the exclusive Sigmaforge precision forging creates an exceptionally hard blade that resists stains, chips and rust. The Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness serrated bread knife blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer. Honbazuke-style hand sharpening to 9.5-12 degrees produces scalpel-sharp edges. Engineered with glass fiber enhanced plastic for added strength, the kitchen knife handle's red spacers create the specific and unique Miyabi signature. Triple-riveted, full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control. In 1731 German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his "TWIN" trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers. Following the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan continues to ensure superior quality cutlery for professional and home gourmets worldwide. Product Features? Design collaboration with chef Masaharu Morimoto, the world's most recognized Japanese chef and Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America" ? Japanese-German fusion with Asian-style thin blade ? Zwilling exclusive special formula German steel delivers long-life durability ? Precision forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard blade ? Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer ? Honbazuke-style hand sharpening on each side to 9.5-12 degrees for scalpel-sharp edge ? Handle's red spacers create the specific and unique Miyabi signature ? High-carbon stainless-steel blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Triple-riveted, full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control ? POM handle designed with glass fiber enhanced plastic for added strength ? Hand wash ? 30-day warranty for manufacturing defects read more

Wusthof
$129.95-$139.95 $165.00-$175.00
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The knives in Wusthof's new Classic Ikon Collection are all forged from a single piece of steel. Easy to maneuver and easy to clea...n, these sleek knives ensure superior chopping and cutting. The blades are ground thinner, making them the sharpest Wusthof knives ever made. Triple-riveted, full-tang weighted handles are slightly curved and offer the perfect weight and balance for effortless cutting. Precision bolster is tapered which allows total-edge sharpening on electric sharpeners. Product Features? Laser-tested blade is 30% sharper and holds an edge 30% better than the average blade ? Forward bolster allows full usage of the blade when cutting and sharpening ? Second bolster on the heel provides additional heft to the handle ? Stainless-steel triple rivets permanently secure the handle to the tang of the knife ? Contoured shape provides superb ergonomic comfort ? Embossed with the Wusthof logo ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended ? Made in Solingen, Germany ? Limited lifetime warranty read more

Wusthof
$79.95-$89.95 $100.00
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Blades designed to "grab" hard crusts, slicing through cleanly without tearing the delicate interior of the loaf. Great for large,... round artisan loaves. About Wusthof Grand Prix II: Redesigned with a sleek new profile that trims the bolster to expose the full blade edge for optimum performance, maximum sharpening.? Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon stain-resistant steel alloy. ? Skillfully honed by hand and laser-tested for a flawless edge that lasts longer and is easy to resharpen. ? Computer-controlled grinding and polishing perfect the tapering from back to edge and tip to handle. ? Permanently bonded to the extended tang, handles are ergonomically molded with a pebble-grained texture for a comfortable, no-slip grip. ? Made in Solingen, Germany. read more

Wusthof
$99.95-$119.95 $125.00-$135.00
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The perfect all-around bread knife cuts smoothly through everything from slender, crusty baguettes to softer sandwich breads. The ...serrated edge also makes it terrific for slicing tomatoes. For large, round artisan breads, the blade gives you the length and control you need. The serrated edge penetrates heavy crusts without tearing the softer interior. About Wusthof Classic:? Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon, stain-resistant steel alloy, for a lasting edge that is easy to resharpen. ? Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. ? Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. ? Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. ? Made in Solingen, Germany. read more

Wusthof
$54.95-$64.95 $66.00-$85.00
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This bread knife has a serrated edge to slice smoothly through even thick crusts, such as baguettes or artisan loaves, without cru...shing or tearing. Also excellent for slicing tomatoes and chopping chocolate for baking. About Wusthof Gourmet:? A precision-stamped blade of high-carbon stainless steel that sharpens easily and holds its edge. ? Compression rivets securely attach the high-impact handles to the full tang for superior balance and maneuverability. ? Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. ? Made in Solingen, Germany. read more

Wusthof
$89.95 $115.00
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Cleanly slice through hard-crusted breads with ease. Designed with extra serrations inside traditional serrations, the ultra-sharp... blade of the Wusthof Grand Prix II Double Serrated 9" Bread Knife "grabs" hard crusts. Effortlessly slicing through large, round artisan loaves to layered cakes without tearing the delicate interiors, the 9" bread knife is a kitchen and entertaining favorite. The Wusthof Grand Prix II bread knife is precision forged from a single piece of specially tempered high-carbon, stain-resistant steel for exceptional strength, then skillfully honed by hand to razor sharpness. New Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) has increased sharpness by 20% with twice the edge retention. Perfectly balanced for effortless cutting of baguettes to frozen desserts, the Wusthof bread knife features a signature bolster/finger guard and a full-tang ergonomic, synthetic handle for a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's best restaurant and home chefs. Crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany, the Grand Prix II knives bear the Wusthof name and the Trident logo. Today's Wusthof state-of-the-art facilities ensure the legendary quality of old-world craftsmanship while benefitting from modern production methods. Product Details ? Double serrated bread knife is designed with extra serrations inside traditional serrations for even more slicing efficiency ? Redesigned with a sleek new profile that trims the bolster to expose the full blade edge for optimum performance, maximum sharpening ? Double serrated edge cleanly slices through hard-crusted breads with ease ? Precision forged from a single piece of Wusthof's own specially tempered high-carbon steel for superior strength ? New Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) has increased sharpness by 20% with twice the edge retention ? Precision hand-honed edges are incredibly sharp and easy to maintain ? Computer-controlled grinding and polishing yields precise tapering of blade ? Special alloyed steel resists stains and rust ? Ergonomic, full-tang handle is molded with a pebble-grained texture for a smooth, comfortable grip for either hand ? Polymer handle is completely hygienic, impact resistant and buffed and polished by hand ? Signature bolster/finger guard accounts for the knife?s solid balance and heft ? Hand wash ? Limited lifetime warranty read more

Global
$110.95 $139.00
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This Japanese steel serrated bread knife cuts artisan loaves and soft sandwich breads precisely, without crushing soft interior. C...onstructed of the finest-grade molybdenum vanadium stainless-steel for precision-cutting performance, this Global 8 1/2-inch bread knife is engineered in the tradition of authentic Japanese cutlery. Handmade by skilled artisans to exacting standards this serrated bread knife of CROMOVA 18 stainless-steel blade is ice-tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56-58 degrees. The extremely-sharp serrated edge and lightweight design of this Japanese knife ensure precise slicing of tough-skinned tomatoes and vegetables. This serrated bread knife slices luncheon meats, and has the sharpness to flawlessly cut angel food cakes for restaurant-quality presentation. The superior acute-edge blade of this Japanese knife is highly-resistant to stains, rust and corrosion, retaining the exceptionally-sharp edge longer than traditional stainless-steel knives. Unprecedented in the history of Japanese blade performance, this serrated bread knife is carefully weighted to ensure perfect balance. Patterned to precision standards of the Samurai sword originating in Japan, the smooth contour, seamless design and balance exceed the demands of the most discriminating chefs. Global bread knife does not contain rivets. Seamless, gap-free, joint-free continuous design from tip-to-end bolster sets an unparalleled standard for lifetime longevity and performance. Ergonomic trademark-dimpled handle provides a safe nonslip grip. Hand wash. Made in Japan. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Global kitchen knives are well-known in culinary circles for exceptional cutting performance. Precision handmade craftsmanship, unrivaled sharpness and seamless one-piece construction distinguish Global knives as the future generation of superior cutlery. Product Features ? Engineered in Japan from the finest-grade molybdenum vanadium stainless-steel and crafted by hand to exacting standards ? Blade is ice-tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56-58 degrees, creating an extremely-sharp edge ? Steep, acute-edge blade of CROMOVA 18 stainless-steel is highly-resistant to stains, corrosion or rust ? Slices hard-crusted artisan bread without crushing soft interior ? Razor-sharp serrations slice delicate tomatoes and soft-skinned onions deli-thin to thick ? Slices luncheon meats with precision accuracy ? Retains a sharp edge longer than traditional stainless-steel knives ? Carefully weighted to ensure perfect balance ? Seamless one-piece construction -- no rivets, joints or gaps to harbor bacteria ? Dimpled handle provides a textured, nonslip grip ? Global knives are recognized as premium cutlery tools in culinary circles worldwide read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$139.95 $175.00
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A kitchen and entertaining favorite, the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Serrated Bread Knife glides through large crusty loaves to lay...ered cakes without tearing the interiors. The wider blade and curved bolster engineered by Germany's legendary knife maker offers improved precision, balance and comfort. Premiere Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun developed the unique wedge-shaped blade for the Zwilling J.A. Henckels bread knives that are precision-forged from a single piece of Zwilling exclusive formula stainless-steel. The razor-sharp blade is exceptionally hard yet flexible to cleanly slice tough-crusted breads, as well as vegetables and larger fruits like melons. Backed by years of design testing, the high-carbon blade is ice-hardened for superior strength and sharpness and resists stains, chips and rust. Precision lasered for a premium angled blade, the long-life serrated bread knife allows for slicing and sharpening along its full edge from bolster to tip. The arched bolster supports the thumb and reduces hand and wrist stress for comfortable, controlled cutting. Contoured ergonomic polymer handle features a triple-riveted full tang and edgeless joints for a smooth, safe grip. Virtually indestructible, the Zwilling J.A. Henckels bread knives are honed and hand-finished and dishwasher-safe, although hand washing is recommended to maintain maximum sharpness. Product Features? Unique wedge-shaped blade designed by top Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun ? Wedge blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress and improves cutting technique ? Curved bolster improves precision, safety and comfort ? Curved bolster supports both classic Western circular or rocking cuts and quick Asian-style chopping ? Precision-forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade ? Forged and tempered from a single blank of superior-quality German steel ? Zwilling J.A. Henckels exclusive special formula German steel delivers long-life durability ? Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer ? High-carbon stainless-steel blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Zwilling Pro bread knife is honed and hand-finished by expertly skilled artisans ? Precision lasered and hand-polished edge ensures optimal blade angles and superior sharpness ? Entire edge of premium angled blade allows for cutting and chopping ? Serrated bread knife blade edge sharpens in full from bolster to tip ? Triple-riveted, full tang ABS polymer handle is hygienic, perfectly balanced and virtually indestructible ? Edgeless handle joints and hand-smoothed spine offers a smooth, comfortable grip ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended ? Lifetime warranty read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$89.95 $115.00
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The serrated edge slices effortlessly through thick, hard crusts, but won't tear or crush even the softest sandwich bread, and the... 8" length can handle even wide, round artisan loaves. Also terrific for slicing tomatoes or chopping chocolate for baking. Four Star is a great introduction to the world of forged German cutlery. The blade is high-carbon stainless steel, and Henckels' unique ice-hardening process and advanced metal-alloy technology keep the edge sharper longer, with a consistent angle and superb corrosion-resistance. The handle is molded of unbreakable polypropylene, with an ergonomic shape that ensures a solid, comfortable grip. It is permanently bonded to the blade tang for superior balance and durability. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany. read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$169.95 $215.00
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Efficiently slicing heavy bread crusts without tearing the soft interior, the Morimoto Edition Zwilling Miyabi Fusion 9" Serrated ...Bread Knife is a must-have in the kitchen. Designed with the culinary expertise of world-renown chef Masaharu Morimoto, the Miyabi Fusion bread knife offers optimum sharpness, balance and comfort. Gentler on the fingers and hands with a rounded spine and blade heel, the slicer's Japanese thin blade is distinct with a floral Damascus pattern and Katana edge. The CMV60 (VG-10) Japanese stainless "super steel" core blade features 64 outer layers (32 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention. The Cryodur ice-hardened and 59-61 Rockwell Hardness serrated bread knife starts sharper and stays sharper longer. Honbazuke-style hand sharpening to 9.5-12 degrees produces scalpel-sharp edges. Engineered of black resin-Duracon and striking red accents, the triple-riveted full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control. In 1731 German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his "TWIN" trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers. Following the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan continues to ensure superior quality cutlery for professional and home gourmets worldwide. Product Features? Design collaboration with chef Masaharu Morimoto, the world's most recognized Japanese chef and Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America" ? Designed with optimum sharpness, balance and comfort ? Serrated edge finely cuts even the thickest crusts without tearing ? Authentic Japanese thin blade profile ? Distinct flower Damascus blade design with Katana edge ? Rounded spine and blade heel are gentler on fingers and hands ? CMV60 (VG-10) Japanese stainless "super steel" core blade features 64 outer layers (32 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention ? Cryodur ice-hardened with Rockwell hardness of 59-61 delivers long-life durability ? Razor-sharp blade retains superior edge vs. ordinary VG-10 Japanese steel knives ? 3-step Honbazuke hand honing on each side to 9.5-12 degrees for scalpel-sharp edge ? High-carbon blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Doubled tempered to prevent brittleness ? Triple-riveted, full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control ? Western-style, black resin-Duracon handle design with striking red accents ? Hand wash ? 30-day warranty for manufacturing defects read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
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Ultra-sharp, wide reverse serrations gently glide through breads without tearing or crushing. The 9 1/2" Shun Premier Bread Knife ...is meticulously handcrafted in Japan. With ultimate slicing ease, the Shun bread knife slices through any types of bread. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX "super steel" to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding with 68 outer layers (34 per side) supports the core, helps in food release and provides additional stain resistance. The hammered tsuchime finish features a textured pattern that reduces drag and helps prevent foods from sticking to the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful, stain- and rust-resistant Shun knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Elegantly boxed for gift giving. Shun (pronounced: Shoon) is Japanese for "at the peak of perfection." The Shun brand, made by the Kai Corporation, one of Japan's preeminent blade manufacturers introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun knives have lighter, thinner blades made of harder steel and honed to superior sharpness. Shun Premier knives reflect the Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions. Product Features? Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, the beautiful Shun Nakiri knife takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete ? Wide reverse serrations gently glide through breads without tearing or crushing ? Hammered tsuchime finish's textured pattern reduces drag and helps prevent foods from sticking ? Shun proprietary VG-MAX core blade for superior edge retention ? Layered Damascus cladding features 68 outer layers (34 per side) supports the core and provides additional stain and rust resistance ? Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp ? Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the clay-baked, tempered hamon of samurai swords ? Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 means superior, long-lasting cutting edge retention ? Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability ? Ambidextrous handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip ? Full composite tang construction adds stability and balance ? Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control ? NSF approved* ? Hand wash ? Limited lifetime warranty *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Wusthof
$109.95 $140.00
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CHEFS introduces the bread knife that elevates prep to a higher level in the kitchen. Double serrations inside the scalloped edge ...of this Wusthof Classic bread knife cut so quickly and exactly, this is the knife that masters the art of precision slicing. Developed by the 7th generation owner of Wusthof, this double-serrated bread knife is the professional chef's must-have tool to slice large artisan breads, roasts, tomatoes and tough-skinned fruit exactly, with minimal pressure. The extra-deep scalloped edge and long length of this Classic 9" bread knife cuts thick rind of melons, ensuring a smooth clean cut the entire width of the melon. Interiors of bread, fruit, melons and roasts retain the perfect original upright shape for restaurant-quality presentation. The scalloped edge on this exclusive 9" bread knife never touches the cutting board, ensuring continuous high-volume performance, with a blade that never requires sharpening. Signature to the Wusthof cutlery is the precision bolster, allowing the heft and balance to perform quick, precise even cuts. Full tang on this exceptional bread knife is triple-riveted to the handle, ensuring superior strength and maneuverability. Inner ring anodes on Wusthof knives safeguard rivets from rust. Developed in partnership with CHEFS, this is the knife the professional chef requires in a well-equipped kitchen. Precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel. Hand wash. 6"L blade. Made in Germany. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. Product Features? Deeper scalloped edge and double serrations on this premium forged knife slice ultra-smoothly and precisely ? Developed by the 7th generation owner of Wusthof, this slicer is the professional chef's must-have tool to quickly slice hard- and soft crusted breads, roasts and fruits without crushing ? Double serrations pierce thick-skinned vegetables and tough rind on melons with minimal pressure, leaving the fleshy interior intact ? Wusthof signature bolster provides the heft and balance to ensure effortless slicing ? Wusthof's own precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel with full tang provides superior strength and maneuverability ? With the wide blade, this bread knife slices larger artisan breads ? Ergonomic, polypropylene handle fits either hand for firm control ? Triple-compression rivets with inner ring anodes safeguard from rust ? Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$109.95 $140.00
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Precision. Balance. Comfort. The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Bread Knife delivers all three with its wider serrated blade and curve...d bolster. Premiere Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun designed the serrated bread knife's unique wedge-shape. Produced by Germany's legendary knife maker, the professional-grade 8" bread knife is precision-forged from a single piece of Zwilling exclusive formula stainless-steel. The razor-sharp serrated blade is exceptionally hard yet flexible for slicing baguettes and round loaves to cakes and frozen desserts. Backed by years of design testing, the high-carbon blade is ice-hardened for superior strength and sharpness and resists stains, chips and rust. Precision lasered for a premium angled blade, the Zwilling Pro Bread Knife allows for cutting, slicing and sharpening along its full edge from bolster to tip. The arched bolster supports the thumb and reduces hand and wrist stress for comfortable, controlled cutting of softer foods with a hard skin or crust. Contoured ergonomic polymer handle features a triple-riveted full tang and edgeless joints for a smooth, safe grip. Virtually indestructible, serrated bread knife is honed and hand-finished and dishwasher-safe, although hand washing is recommended to maintain maximum sharpness. Product Features? Unique wedge-shaped blade designed by top Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun ? Wedge blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress and improves cutting technique ? Curved bolster improves precision, safety and comfort ? Precision-forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade ? Forged and tempered from a single blank of superior-quality German steel ? Zwilling exclusive special formula German steel delivers long-life durability ? Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer ? High-carbon stainless-steel serrated blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Zwilling Pro bread knife is honed and hand-finished by expertly skilled artisans ? Precision lasered and hand-polished edge ensures optimal blade angles and superior sharpness ? Entire edge of premium angled blade allows for cutting ? Kitchen 8" bread knife serrated blade edge sharpens in full from bolster to tip ? Triple-riveted, full tang ABS polymer handle is hygienic, perfectly balanced and virtually indestructible ? Edgeless handle joints and hand-smoothed spine offers a smooth, comfortable grip ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended ? Made in Germany ? Lifetime warranty read more

Wusthof
$139.95 $175.00
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With the robust sharp teeth of a double-serrated edge, this Wusthof Classic Ikon serrated bread knife cuts quickly and exactly, us...ing minimal pressure. This 9-inch bread knife effortlessly cuts crust of breads, bagels and toughest-skinned fruits and vegetables. Deep, double-scalloped edge adds extraordinary sharpness to slice smoothly, without tearing or crushing soft interiors. Continuous curves along the edge give this serrated kitchen knife an unprecedented advantage in cutting performance. Easily slices large artisan breads, tomatoes and roasts, even pies and cakes, maintaining the original shape of food for restaurant-quality presentation. Longer length blade slices thick rind, ensuring a smooth clean cut the entire width of the melon. Unique double-scalloped edge on this 9" bread knife never touches the cutting board for continuous high-volume performance, with a blade that never requires sharpening. Signature to the Wusthof Classic Ikon double-serrated bread knife is the heel bolster, allowing the heft and balance for repetitive slicing. The full tang is constructed of a solid piece of Wusthof's own special-formula steel that extends from tip to rear heel, ensuring superior balance, strength and cutting control. Triple-riveted handle for durability and longevity. Precision-forged, high-carbon rust-free steel. Hand wash. 9"L blade. Made in Germany. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. Product Features? Double-serrated edge with razor-sharp teeth pierces and cuts breads and toughest-skinned fruits and vegetables ? Deeper, double-scalloped edge cuts ultra-smoothly and precisely to slice roasts, as well as pies and cakes ? Extraordinary sharpness of the Classic Ikon blade ensures quick accurate slicing, with minimal pressure ? Longer-length blade pierces thick rind on melons, leaving interior intact ? Wusthof signature heel bolster provides the heft and balance to ensure effortless slicing ? Wusthof's own precision-forged high-carbon rust-free steel extends to the heel bolster, ensuring superior strength and cutting control ? Ergonomic handle is contoured for a superb, comfortable-fitting grip ? Triple-compression rivets for durability and longevity ? Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs read more

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