Williams-Sonoma Dubost Laguiole Olive Wood Bread Knife

In the heart of the French countryside, the Dubost family has been creating fine cutlery for four generations. The design of this bread knife was inspired by a shepherd?s tool first manufactured in the village of Laguiole in the 19th centur...y. Arriving in a wooden storage box, the knife makes a superb gift. Serrated blade ideal for slicing breads and cutting delicate cakes and pastries. Blade is polished rust-resistant stainless steel. Triple-riveted full tang for durability and balance. Handle is hand shaped from olivewood. Features the distinctive Laguiole bee on the bolster. Packaged in a signature wooden storage case. 7 1/2" blade; 4 3/4"-long handle. Made in France. 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

Shun
$399.95 $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

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

Shun
$239.95 $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
$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

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$799.95 $1,349.00
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Made of true Damascus steel, this knife is not only the first German made Damascus knife but also the first forged Damascus knife ...with a bolster from a single piece of Damascus. Made of 160 layers of hand-folded steel it results in a blade that is exceptionally hard and durable. This bread knife slices through crisp bread and soft interiors without compressing the soft, delicate interiors. Each knife is precision forged using Zwilling?s Sigmaforge process resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling?s Fridour ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade?s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. A curved bolster provides a seamless transition from handle to blade and supports the thumb for better balance and safety. An ergonomic Grenadill hardwood handle provides elegant styling with its richly grained, silky black appearance. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

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Since the 1600s, the Saladini family has been making knives in the town of Scarperia, a famed Italian center of cutlery production.... The long, serrated blade of this knife is optimal for slicing crusty bread and for cutting neat slices of sandwich bread. The handle is carved from elegant, lightweight ox horn, polished to a lustrous sheen. Fully forged stainless-steel blade. Lightweight ox-horn handle is carved from the densest part of the horn for superior strength and a beautiful grain. Handle color will vary. 9" blade; 4 1/2" handle; 6 oz. Made in Italy. 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

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

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

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