The Shun Premier 9 inch bread knife is likely the world's most awesome bread slicer. Not only does it look incredible with its walnut-finished PakkaWood handle and hand-hammered blade finish - it's also amazingly effective at slicing bread. With the Shun Premier bread knife, it takes almost no effort to make perfect slices of any loaf. Crunchy or soft, cool or hot out of the oven, this bread knife from Shun will slice through any loaf so perfectly that you'll think it came pre-sliced. The serrated edge stays sharp longer than others because of Shun's super hard steel core. It's long-lasting and resists rust and corrosion as well, because it's clad with 34 layers of stainless steel.