"Big Bread" Pankiri (Bread Knife) 360mm (14.2")
This extra-long bread knife was forged from very hard steel that ensures its long service life. The blade is so thin and light that the ease of slicing with it will blow you away. The blade is made from the purest Swiss steel produced by Bohler-Uddeholm, world’s leading manufacturer of tool steel. This steel is then treated and tempered to 61-62 HRC in Japan.
The blade is 1.7mm thick, which is incredibly thin and thus makes this knife exceptionally light despite its length. The users always marvel at how long the blade retains its sharpness and how clean the edges of sliced foods are.
The knife is intended for cutting bread and other baked goods, but will perform excellently also when cutting other food that requires long and precise cuts. The knife saws through soft bread without much pressure and glides effortlessly also through hard crusts. It is also suitable for slicing a roast or any large piece of meat, as well as cakes, sushi rolls, tomatoes etc.
Blade shape: Serrated knife
Steel type: Swedish Steel
Blade construction: Monosteel
Hardness (HRC scale): 60-61
Overall length: 495mm (19.5")
Blade length: 360mm (14.2")
Blade height: 30mm (1.2")
Spine thickness: 1.7mm (0.07")
Weight: 160g (5.6 oz)
Handle length: 135mm (5.3")
Handle type / wood: Japanese / Micarta
Kanji on the blade:
Blacksmith: Iron Clad
Location of the smithy: ECHIZEN - TAKEFU KNIFE VILLAGE / Fukui Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.
- Europe: 1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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