Chroma Haiku Damast Bread knife 25 cm
With this bread knife from the Chroma Haiku series you can easily cut bread, balls or baguettes for breakfast, as an appetizer or as a side dish. The knife has a serrated blade, so you can easily cut through soft and hard bread. You can also use the knife to cut roast meat. The core of the blade of these damask knives is made of an extra hard type of steel, namely the V-Gold N°10, which makes the knives extra sharp and also stay sharp longer. The damask steel consists of no fewer than 32 layers that are forged around the hard core.
The handle is made of treated Honoki wood: this is the bark layer of a type of wood related to the magnolia that is virtually incorruptible and impenetrable. The handle is attached to the blade with a wedge: this ensures a very sturdy mounting.
The knives are sharpened in the Japanese way, the secret of which lies in the fact that the blade is sharpened from top to the edge, which allows to achieve a sharpening angle of about 10° instead of 20 to 30° with traditional knives. The blade consists of a special alloy of molybdenum/vanadium that not only makes the Haiku knives extremely sharp, but also ensures that they stay sharp longer. Please note: These knives, like other chef's knives, should not be put in the dishwasher. Wash in warm water and dry after use.
HAIKU knives stay sharp for a long time, but depending on how often you use the knives, they need to be sharpened at home. Japanese HAIKU knives are designed for quick and easy sharpening. Use the HAIKU whetstone for best results; if necessary, another ceramic whetstone can be used. In a desperate situation, pull the edge of the blade across the bottom of an unglazed porcelain bowl to sharpen. Never use a sharpening steel as this will damage the fine HAIKU edge.
There are many knives made in Asia that resemble HAIKU, but you can feel the difference when sharpening or cutting with a real HAIKU, the only blade that, like a handmade Japanese sword, has a "mekugi" inserted from the side where the tang and handle are joined together for extra stability.
|Handle material:||Honoki wood|
|Blade length:||25 cm|