8.5" bread knife with cherry wood handle.
The serrated edge of this bread knife is polished and ground into the blade by hand, providing smooth and precise cutting feel. The cherry handle is also hand-shaped and sanded to fit comfortably in your hand. This shape of bread knife comes from the silhouette of Windmuehlenmesser bread knives from the '20s.
Robert Herder Windmuehlenmesser knives are hand-made in Solingen, Germany, utilizing old hand-work techniques. The fine, hand-ground blades are extremely light and thin and offer a great cutting feel that is not possible with chunky, mechanized-ground blades. There is no excess steel on the blades, and the slight convexity makes for reduced friction and sticking during cutting. Robert Herder Windmuehlenmesser have worked hard to establish an apprentice program at their workshop, where they’ve preserved old techniques that have nearly disappeared from Solingen.