The Shun Classic 9" Bread Knife is crafted with traditional Japanese knife-making techniques starting with an exceptionally hard core of VG10 steel. This long, blade offers wide, low-frequency serrations to best handle crusty breads and thick, tough rinds. Slice breads of all kinds effortlessly without crushing, ripping or tearing, whether the loaf is tender and delicate or crunchy and crusty. With its length and serrations, the Shun Classic Bread Knife handles large loaves, sandwiches, and even winter squash with ease.
Sixteen layers of Damascus cladding support the blade s hard core on each side, formed utilizing the Kasumi method of making blades. Resulting in a lovely rippled pattern upon the blade, this process creates a superbly strong and sharp edge and also allows the blade to more easily slice and glide through foods. Razor-sharp and offering a full tang, the blade delivers exceptional performance and splendid edge retention in addition to ultimate strength and balance.
The handle of the Bread Knife is crafted using Shun s proprietary resin-treated ebony-black PakkaWood, into the ingenious Shun D-shape that fits securely in your palm. Sanded and buffed into a smooth, glossy finish, the handle resists moisture while providing superior durability as well as a contemporary and refined aesthetic. For best results, hand wash Shun cutlery.
The KAI corporation has produced superior blades in Seki City, Japan for three generations. Shun offers a limited lifetime warranty, with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.