Ryusen Damascus Bread Knife - 9-3/4 in. (245mm)

Product Description for Ryusen Damascus Bread Knife - 9-3/4 in. (245mm)

Maker: RyuSen Damascus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85510
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 7.52 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.16 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 60 - 61)
Handle: Pakka Wood
Description: Bread knives are serrated for easy slicing through loaves of bread. They are also great for slicing pastries and tomatoes. Like many Japanese makers, RyuSen does not make a bread knife (because it is not used in their culture). As RyuSen became among our most popular knifemakers, we had many customers request that we modify an existing RyuSen knife and provide a good "RyuSen" bread knife to match their set. For the past several years, we have been making these at customer's requests, beginning with the 10 3/4 inch sujihiki and have now decided to make them available through our website.
Construction of the blade begins with bundles of special alloy stainless steel wire which are repeatedly folded together and forge-welded by hand. This time consuming process creates a Jigane (the outside layers of the blade) with a beautiful Damascus pattern. The maker than begins preparation of the Hagane (the middle layer of the blade) by hand forging high carbon steel, alloyed with cobalt. The basic construction of the blade is competed by forge-welding the Hagane between two layers of Jigane. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles can not become lodged between the tang and the handle. The handle, made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with resin, is riveted to the full length tang and will last a lifetime. The blade is then differentially thinned, removing softer hagane from the left side. The right side is then serrated, making one of the best bread knives to be found anywhere.

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