Making light-work of even the toughest materials think artichokes, meat, poultry, this bread knife goes beyond carbohydrates. A unique geometric form and painstakingly tested pitched and troughed serration make for a knife that is stunningly aesthetic and without match in its class.
Each serration has been pitched and troughed to exacting angles, forming a truly modern, incomparable bread knife.
Tested through untold loaves of sourdough, it slices through bread without tearing the crust and carves meat and poultry and even the toughest artichoke as if they were butter.
Inspired by Wa handle silhouettes, Essential handles blend modern ergonomics with traditional Japanese wood carving, bringing a lighter weight and a blade-forward balance disposition.
In your choice of either sustainably harvested Ebony or tactile American Walnut farmed from regenerative forests in Missouri, both luxuriously polished and finished. A handle that allows for dexterity without compromising comfort.
Like the Katana of centuries before, each E1 Essential Bread Knife has been clad in the traditional Warikomi style. Achieved through wrapping a hardened steel core in soft iron, for Warikomi blades are prized for their unbreakable nature. On the Essentials, we’ve replaced the soft iron core with VG-10 Steel, making three layers of VG-10 steel. Unlike one solid steel piece, this is both more durable and malleable, allowing for each serration to be precisely tuned.
As is the long-held superstition, giving a knife severs ties. To prevent the accidental end of your relationships, we have included a small envelope inside each handmade Hinoki box. Before gifting the knife, we encourage you to place a coin inside. Upon receiving the knife the recipient may then offer the envelope back to you as a token form of payment. This small act will ensure that all cutting remains solely in the kitchen.
Double Bevel BladeConvex Cutting Edge
Proprietary VG10 Stainless Steel
Obsidian Ebony or American Walnut
Makes light work of even the toughest materials, the E1 Bread Knife goes beyond carbohydrates.