Shun Hikari 9" Bread Knife
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Named Hikari after the Japanese word for "illumination," this masterfully crafted, lightweight knife is distinguished by its stunning birch PakkaWood handle and "hornet's nest" pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blade has microserrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slices that enhance the flavor of the food. This bread knife is cleverly designed with wide serrations on both the front and back to ensure the best cut on both the push and pull strokes of each cut, resulting in less crumbing and no crushing. For those who bake or buy whole loaves, this bread knife is sure to become an everyday favorite.
- Shares the same award-winning construction as the Hikari chef's knife – winner the 2016 Kitchen Knife of the Year award.
- Dual-core stainless steel blades are clad on each side with 71 micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel to create a "hornet's nest" pattern reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade.
- Exceedingly sharp cutting edges, hand-sharpened to a 16-degree angle, are long-lasting and easy to maintain.
- Polished bolster promotes a comfortable chef's grip.
- Durable birch PakkaWood handle resists moisture and bacteria and has a beautiful low-gloss finish.
- Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance.
- Handle offers a superb grip for both left- and right-handed users.
- Handcrafted in Japan.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 9"-long blade.
- 5 1/2"-long handle.
- 7 oz.
- Handcrafted in Japan.
- Use & Care
- 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 but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.
- Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
- Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
- Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing once a week, you should not need to sharpen your knife more than once or twice a year.
- Sharpen your knife at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener designed to sharpen at a 16-degree angle, or have it sharpened by a professional.
- Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthShoreMom from Great knife! Just received this via mail yesterday and tried it today. Fabulous! Didn't squash the bread! Amazing purchase. Initially it feels heavy but it truly is well balanced. I have a large knife holder from Williams Sonoma so I have plenty of storage room. Love all of my Shun knives.Date published: 2017-04-23