The thinner blade edge smoothly glides through breads and the rounded spine and blade heel offer a gentle, smooth grip. Efficiently slicing heavy bread crusts without tearing the soft interior, the Morimoto Edition Zwilling Miyabi Fusion 9" Serrated Bread Knife is a must-have in the kitchen. Designed with the culinary expertise of world-renown chef Masaharu Morimoto, the Miyabi Fusion bread knife offers optimum sharpness, balance and comfort. Gentler on the fingers and hands with a rounded spine and blade heel, the slicer's Japanese thin blade is distinct with a floral Damascus pattern and Katana edge. The CMV60 (VG-10) Japanese stainless "super steel" core blade features 64 outer layers (32 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention. The Cryodur ice-hardened and 59-61 Rockwell Hardness serrated bread knife starts sharper and stays sharper longer. Honbazuke-style hand sharpening to 9.5-12 degrees produces scalpel-sharp edges. Engineered of black resin-Duracon and striking red accents, the triple-riveted full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control. In 1731 German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his "TWIN" trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers. Following the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan continues to ensure superior quality cutlery for professional and home gourmets worldwide.