9 Inch Bread Knife

  • Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $229.95
    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.
  • Sugg. Price $188 Our Price $119.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, this specialized knife has a scalloped blade that cuts easily through crisp bread crusts without compressing the soft, delicate interiors. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Designed to cut easily through the crusts of breads and rolls without squashing the delicate interiors. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Available in right- and left-handed versions. 9"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 6.8 oz. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $106 Our Price $84.95
    The Urban Farmer cutlery collection was created by German designer Bjoern Berger to celebrate farm-fresh food, home gardening and cooking with delicious seasonal ingredients. Crafted with a serrated full-tang, high-carbon-steel blade, a nonslip bolster and a rustic beechwood handle, this bread knife is a well-balanced, comfortable and efficient tool ideal for slicing soft and crusty loaves of breads. Knife is precision laser cut from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon, no-stain steel. Tempered to the ideal grade of hardness; blade is strong enough to hold a lasting edge and flexible enough not to crack under pressure. Semisoft bolster provides a secure grip even when hands are wet. Full tang is riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Handle is shaped from sustainably grown European beechwood and heat treated to ensure extreme toughness and water resistance. Made in Solingen, Germany. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $19 Our Price $14.95
    Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies, has developed Kai Luna to offer superior cutlery design at an affordable price. Each knife has a high-carbon stainless-steel blade that is mirror-polished and finished with unique hammered detail. This bread knife is both lightweight and super sharp, with widely spaced, angled serrations that allow it to cut easily in both directions with minimal pulling and tearing. Traditional Japanese hammered finish helps release food more easily. Mirror polishing with graze-finish edge increases stain and corrosion resistance. German DIN1.4116 high-carbon stainless-steel blade is hand-sharpened on a whetstone and holds a super-sharp edge. 16-degree cutting edge is razor-sharp and more precise than standard Western-style knives. Wide, angled serrations ensure gentle, precise cutting as you pull and push knife through bread. Lightweight, soft-grip handle has rubberized inserts for a comfortable, secure grip. Coordinating sheath protects the blade and makes storage safe and easy.
  • Sugg. Price $125 Our Price $99.95
    Sora is Japanese for "sky," and the Shun Sora collection soars high in performance while offering down-to-earth value. With a traditional Japanese handle and blade shape, Sora knives deliver smooth, razor-sharp cutting and a lightweight feel that's easy to control. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Efficient serrated blade slices easily through even the crispest bread crusts, without compressing the soft, delicate interiors. Blade features a VG-10 "super steel" core clad in stainless steel on each side for a san mai edge that is stain-resistant. Cutting edge is braze-welded to a mirror-polished Japanese steel upper, creating a traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $179.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Double-serrated blade slices crusty breads with fewer crumbs and without tearing or compressing soft interiors. Blade is precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handle is made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $199 Our Price $119.95
    Williams Sonoma's partnership with Global cutlery led to the development of Global Ukon, the perfect synthesis of Japan's knife-making heritage, modern design and superior performance. Details like a dual-surface handle, an ambidextrous thumb rest and a thicker blade with a noticeably sharper edge are indications of Ukon's technical innovation. Like all Global knives, the cutlery offers perfect balance and seamless construction. The sharp, serrated edge on this knife glides quickly and neatly through even the thickest crusts. Knife edge is 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handle has smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blade provides added durability and strength without compromising performance. Ergonomic handle and rounded spine ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma.
  • Sugg. Price $313 Our Price $199.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this bread knife slices cleanly through a crusty loaf without mashing its soft interior. Handcrafted in Japan, the strong, razor-sharp blade is created through a blend of new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blade's 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.
  • Sugg. Price $152 Our Price $119.95
    Double serrations in this knife's scalloped edge produce exceptionally smooth, clean and precise cuts whether you're slicing bread, roasted meat or delicate-skinned fruits and vegetables. Slice through artisanal breads with fewer crumbs and minimal compression; cut perfectly thin slices of ripe summer tomatoes with no tearing. And because the blade scallops never touch the cutting board, the knife retains its sharpness and does not require sharpening. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Sturdy long blade has a scalloped and double serrated edge for extra-smooth and delicate slicing. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip. 9"-long blade; 4 1/2"-long handle; 6.4 oz. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $121 Our Price $94.95
    Available only at Williams Sonoma, Wüsthof Legende knives feature a slim, scaled-down handle and a lightweight feel for greater precision and control – qualities that make them essentials for any kitchen. Wüsthof cutlery bears the prestigious hallmark “Made in Solingen, Germany,” certifying that it meets the highest standards of quality set by the historic “City of Blades.” Double-serrated edge "grabs" hard crusts and slices through bread effortlessly without compressing the soft interior, producing fewer crumbs. Blade is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Pebbled thermoplastic handle is ergonomically contoured, in a compact size that's light and easy to grip. Made in Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $162.50 Our Price $129.95
    Zwilling's Z15 Serration is named to reflect the 15 versions it took to produce the pinnacle of easy, gentle cutting. This uniquely serrated edge glides effortlessly through the toughest bread crusts with minimal crumbs and tearing. The 9" blade is an ideal match for large, wide loaves and thick layer cakes. Z15 scalloped serration cuts through hard crusts without crushing soft interior. Blade is precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling's Friodur 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 special curved bolster design by architect Matteo Thun promotes a perfect professional grip for comfort and safety. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $179.95
    The Wüsthof Crafter knife series celebrates the spirit of old-world craftsmanship with brass rivets and rich oak handles featuring a branded Wüsthof logo. Forged from durable high-carbon steel, this bread knife is made with Wüsthof's famed PEtec for long-lasting sharpness. The blade edge features double serrations to grip and cleanly slice crusty bread, layer cakes, and large fruit and vegetables. Knife is precision forged from single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Double-serrated edge produces smooth, clean cuts for a range of textures from bread to roasted meat to vegetables. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Smoked oak handle is branded with the Wüsthof logo. Triple brass rivets and full tang provide exceptional durability and control. Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $238 Our Price $189.95
    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.
  • Sugg. Price $125 Our Price $99.95
    Crafted in Germany by Zwilling, the professional-quality Four Star knife series combines ergonomically contoured handles with precision-forged blades. This country bread knife swiftly cuts through the thickest, crispest crusts while preserving soft interiors. Precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Friodur ice-hardening technique to produce a corrosion-resistant blade that is exceptionally hard yet flexible. High-carbon stainless-steel blades are hand-sharpened and polished by master craftsmen to create a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the ideal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Ergonomically contoured polypropylene handle guarantees a secure, comfortable grip. Bolster transitions seamlessly to handle to accommodate a wide variety of specialized cutting grips. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • $49.95
    Brothers Jordan and Jared Schmidt lend a designer's sensibility to the creation of their knives and – in the process – have redefined the art of modern knife making. German steel blades are hand ground, polished and sharpened to an 18° angle. Double bolsters and their signature Schmidt Brothers Curve® promote ideal hand position and leverage. The richly grained teak handle is bonded using cutting-edge technology to create its seamless, ergonomic shape. Serrations in the knife's long blade help you cut through even the crustiest breads without crushing them. A great value, it makes a wonderful addition to your everyday knife collection. Etched blades are ground, polished and sharpened by hand from premium German steel. Each blade is hand-sharpened to an 18° edge. Blades are rust resistant and feature Schmidt Bros. logo and Schmidt Brothers Curve®. Handles are beautifully sculpted of South Asian teak. Steel and wood are bonded together for a seamless cutting experience.
  • $69.95
    Brothers Jordan and Jared Schmidt lend a designer's sensibility to the creation of their knives and – in the process – have redefined the art of modern knife making. German steel blades are hand ground, polished and sharpened to an 18° angle. Double bolsters and their signature Schmidt Brothers Curve® promote ideal hand position and leverage. The ash PakkaWood handle is bonded using cutting-edge technology to create its seamless, ergonomic shape. Serrations in the knife's long blade help you cut through even the crustiest breads without crushing them. A great value, it makes a wonderful addition to your everyday knife collection. Etched blades are ground, polished and sharpened by hand from premium German steel. Each blade is hand-sharpened to an 18° edge. Blades are rust resistant and feature Schmidt Bros. logo and Schmidt Brothers Curve®. Handles are richly grained ash PakkaWood. Steel and wood are bonded together for a seamless cutting experience.
  • Sugg. Price $244 Our Price $194.95
    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 69 microthin layers of 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.
  • Sugg. Price $202 Our Price $159.95
    Double serrations in this bread knife's scalloped edge produce exceptionally smooth, clean and precise cuts, so it slices bread cleanly with hardly any crumbs. This is a versatile serrated knife whether you're slicing an artisan loaf, a pork roast or delicate-skinned produce. Double-serrated edge has an additional row of serrations inside the usual serrations for clean, precise cutting. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene. Made in Germany.
  • $119.95
    A second row of tiny serrations inside the usual serrations creates a bread knife so sharp it slices through crusty breads with fewer crumbs than a traditional bread knife. The extra length works well for slicing large, round artisanal loaves as well as layer cakes. Double-serrated edge "grabs" hard crusts and slices through bread effortlessly without compressing the soft interior. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Tang extends deep into the handle for exceptional durability and control. Heavy bolster provides perfect balance. Pebbled polypropylene handle is contoured for a secure grip.
  • $44.95
    Designed for the tough day-to-day demands of the commercial kitchen, the Wüsthof Pro line offers a smart value for home cooks. The collection features high-carbon German steel blades and a unique handle built with an inner core for stability, a nonslip grip, and an ergonomic shape that stays comfortable even during extended tasks. Serrated bread knife cuts easily through crusty breads without compressing soft interior. Precision-stamped, high-carbon stainless-steel blade sharpens easily and offers outstanding edge retention. Unique two-stage handle features two high-performance synthetic materials: an inner core for enhanced stability during prolonged use and an outer slip-resistant shell. Handle is ergonomically shaped for comfort. NSF certified to meet the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $182 Our Price $115.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, this specialized knife has a scalloped blade that cuts easily through crisp bread crusts without compressing the delicate interiors. An offset handle provides optimal leverage and keeps knuckles out of harm's way. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Designed to cut easily through the crusts of breads and rolls without squashing the delicate interiors. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $249 Our Price $189.95
    Legendary industrial designer Komin Yamada brings a new age of innovation to Global cutlery with Sai—individually hand-hammered knives 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 bread's 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 knife's 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.
  • Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $299.95
    The 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, while the hammered blade helps keep food 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.
  • Sugg. Price $500 Our Price $319.95
    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 blade's 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, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double chestnut 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. 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuji knife. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.