Bread Knife for Cutting Bread and Baked Goods - 14-5/8" - SS - Unfinished Kit
Buy one of these stellar Japanese high carbon stainless steel bread knife kits and customize it with a handle of your own making. Crafted from Japanese high carbon stainless steel (HRC hardness 54 -56), the Zhen® Bread Knife features a granton edge (non-stick scallops) to help release...
Items You May Need
System ThreeItem 159190As Low As $14.39
WoodRiverItem 176137As Low As $21.24
- Customize your bread knife blade by choosing from a myriad of woods to make the handle yourself
- Constructed from 440C high carbon stainless steel
- Scalloped edges to help release sticky items
- Razor-sharp edges
- Overall Length: 14-5/8"
- Blade Length: 9-1/2"
- Blade Material: 440C high carbon stainless steel
- (1) Blade
- (3) Screw-together rivets
- (1) Set of Instructions
- Knife scale / handle material sold separately.
Instructions / MSDS
Articles & Blogs
I've now done the entire selection of Zhen knives and the steak knife set. They are all incredibly sharp and beautiful. This bread knife might be the sharpest knife I've ever used in the kitchen. It cuts through bread well, like butter. A few tips you might consider. 1. skip the rivets and go with mosaic pins. They are easier to do and far more attractive. I cut them slightly long with dremel /cutting disk and sand them flush while shaping the handle. 2. epoxy - I use a dark gray 6 minute as it tends to be less visible than clear. 3. a belt sander and some small drum sanders make life much easier. 4. If possible, let your customer judge what feels right... for truly custom fit. 5. Go with very hard wood. I used lignum vitae for all handles. No finishing needed if you sand it w 600 and it's almost indestructible. 6. tape the blade or there will be blood.
Good Bread Knife - Incredible brisket knife!!!!!
So you can use this as a bread knife, and it is quite good. But this is the best brisket carving knife you will ever use!!!! I have built several of these for folks who do hundreds of briskets, and they say this is the best knife they have ever used. If you need a carving knife, think about this one doing double duty.
i bought two more
very good bread knife
wonderful bread knife
good steel sharp long blade comfortable handle
i looked all over for a very good bread knife blank. this is the best available. the added bolster makes for a very nice knife.
Makes a beautiful high-quality knife
This is a great looking knife blank and is very sharp. Wrap the blade with electrical tape before handling. I flattened the tang on a diamond plate to get a tight fit. The supplied cutler's rivets are a little short if you want to use scales thicker than 1/4". I countersunk them in 3/8" bloodwood so the rivet heads were about 1/8" below the finished surface. I epoxied the scales to the tang and set the rivets to hold it together while the epoxy cured. I then shaped the scales and filled the rivet holes with epoxy mixed with sanding dust. After final shaping and fine sanding I finished the handle with CA glue. This kit is a great value and makes a beautiful and very functional slicer.
WoodRiverItem 166347As Low As $8.99