This is a wooden bread knife. It is also referred to as a fiddle bow bread knife or just a bow bread knife. We have four choices of wood for you! It can be Walnut, Oak, Maple, or Hickory - that is the order from top to bottom in the last picture.
Do you have trouble making your bread slices straight and even? I know I do! This wooden bread knife somehow makes that easy! You will be able to watch as you cut to be sure the knife is being held level, so the slice comes out even all the way down! No more slices that start off wonderful, then end up as thin as paper at the bottom -- that's what I am famous for :)!
This bread knife is 16 X 1 3/4 (at its widest) X 1/2 thick. The space that is open with the blade is about 9 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide at its widest point.
This wood bow bread knife has been conditioned with two applications of Howard's Butcher Block Conditioner. We decided that instead of varnishing the wood like so many of this style have, it would be better to treat the wood the same way we do our cutting boards. Our wooden cutting boards have the same conditioner on them, and they can be washed. They just have to be dried right away. Likewise with this wood bread knife.
The blade is stainless steel. It comes with a plastic cover over it that can be used when storing your knife.
Please note that these bow bread knives can be customized for you -- they can be for a right-handed or left-handed person.
A great combination would be to get a wooden bread knife, then a wonderful cutting board to go with it. What a great treat for yourself or someone else! We offer you a discount of $5 for combining such a purchase. Visit our Cutting Boards section to see.