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Royale Elite Walnut Bread Knife, 9"

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Summary

Messermeister's Royale Elite series offers the rare pairing of a California walnut burl handle with the finest-quality German steel blade. These limited-edition knives are handmade in Germany by third-generation master craftsmen who use traditional techniques and 45 individual steps of production. An elegant, one-of-a-kind tool for culinary enthusiasts, this bread knife has a scalloped edge that bites into crusty breads and smoothly slices without compression.

  • Blade is German high-carbon, stain-free alloy that resists stains and corrosion.
  • Scalloped blade ideal for slicing breads and soft-skinned fruits and vegetables.
  • Hot-drop hammer forging produces an exceedingly strong blade from heel to tip.
  • Edge is hand stropped on a cloth wheel, creating the sharpest possible cutting surface on an edged tool.
  • Handle is California walnut burl wood with distinctive markings unique to each knife.
  • Handcrafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Tapered bolster allows entire length of blade to cut and to be resharpened.
  • Elongated bolster shape encourages a comfortable chef's pinch grip.
  • Full-tang blade for strength and balance.
  • 9"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 8.3 oz.
  • Made in Solingen, Germany.
Use & Care

Use

  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife except a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.

Care

  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. Do not place in dishwasher.
  • Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
  • Oil the wood handle as needed with food-safe mineral oil.
  • Sharpen your knife at home using a sharpener designed for a serrated blade, or have it sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.
Shipping

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

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At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

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Free Knife Sharpening in Stores

Working with a sharp knife is safer, more effective and much less tiring than trying to cut and slice with a dull one. To ensure top performance, bring your favorite knife into your local store and one of our cutlery experts will give it a fresh, new edge using our precision equipment. The first knife is free; each additional knife is just $5.

Our stores also offer knife demonstrations to teach you the correct grip, positioning and basic knife techniques and can help you find the perfect cutlery for your needs – just ask a store associate for assistance.

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