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Sha Ra Ku Mono Small Bread Knife

Sha Ra Ku Mono Small Bread Knife


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The bread knife, as its name suggests, is specialized for slicing through bread without crushing it. Developed in Germany and the United States in the late 19th century, the introduction of Japanese design and materials to this pattern makes for an unparalleled cutting experience.


Bread presents a unique challenge to the home or professional chef due to its hard exterior and soft, crushable interior. The bread knife’s coarse serrations (4.25 per inch) can saw through the crust without exerting pressure on the bread, giving a clean, non-destructive cut. The serrated edge also makes it useful for other foods with hard exteriors and soft cores.


Sha Ra Ku Mono blades are forged from molybdenum-vanadium alloy stainless steel, which finely balances edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This material is slightly softer than the VG-10 steel used in other Tojiro knives and significantly harder than European knife steels.

The handle is made from hollow 18/8 stainless steel, crafted with the blade as a single piece. Much like a traditional wooden wa handle, its light weight keeps the knife's balance farther forward than on European knives. The ergonomic shape allows it to be gripped either by the handle or with a more versatile pinch grip.

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185 mm (7.3") blade, 295 mm (11.6") overall


95 g (3.4 oz)


Molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel



Handle Material

Hollow 18/8 stainless steel

Handle Shape