It is said that there are three essential knives every kitchen should have. They are the chefs knife, the paring knife and the bread knife. Not only can a good bread knife save you time, but it can also provide great cuts of bread, cake and even some fruits.
This bread knife by Dalstrong is part of their Shogun Series of knives. This series of knives are made out of VG-10 Japanese steel at 62+ Rockwell hardness, consisting of 66 layers of high carbon stainless steel, ensuring a constant sharp blade and good stain resistance. The blades are sharpened at 8-12 degrees on each side which enables for perfectly thin slices of bread. When compared to a knife of German steel, this knife has a sharper thinner blade thereby making it weigh less. The blade on these knives are not only sharp, but beautiful with intricate designs.
The knife came in a very nice gift box with a magnet closure, and included a mini booklet with instructions on how to properly use the knife as well as care instructions for the knife. Also included in the box was a soft cloth to wipe away fingerprints from the knife and a nice key chain with the Dalstrong emblem on it. The knife has a very professional look and feel to it, comparable to other premium knives on the market.
The handle of the 10.25″ knife is both beautiful and ergonomic, fitting in the palm of my hand comfortably. The handle is composed of a fiberglass like material held in place by 3 rivets. Beyond the bolster of the blade is a sharp ten inch serrated blade with a Japanese design, perfect for cutting breads. I find the blade especially helpful even when cutting large melons. These knives also prove helpful when splitting pound cakes.
Overall while using this knife, I was able to get clean smooth cuts whether it was slicing a loaf of bread, cutting rounds of pound cake or simply cutting up a watermelon, it did the job well. Included with the knife was a quality sheath to protect the blade, which is great a great way to keep the blade sharp for longer.
I received this knife at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on the knife.
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