New bread knife

Sunday, June 5th, 2011 | Cooking

I have recently acquired a new bread knife from Yaxell, a Ran knife, made from 69 layers of Damascus steel. It is a thing of beauty and it carves bread like a wooden knife cuts through soft butter, mmmm.

Yaxell Ran 23 cm bread knife

I normally score my breads using the bread knife and our old bread knife just wasn’t sufficiently sharp to create interesting patterns, but here and now this changes. Now with even more fancy patterns:


It carves beautifully and the crumb isn’t mashed together like our old knife had a tendency to do. Most of my previous crumb photos took several slices before I got to a slice where the crumb was sufficiently nice to look at.


Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Yaxell in any way. I just love my new knives.

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5 Comments to New bread knife

Martin Geisler
June 6, 2011

You’re such a nerd! :-) Looks yummy, though…

February 26, 2012

I found your blog by searching for that particular knife. Could you please tell me where you purchased it?


Henrik Stuart
February 26, 2012

Bought it at Naturgalleriet.

September 27, 2013

Hi Stuart
I just impulse bought a Yaxcell bread knife (33 layers) here in OZ. At $99.00 AUD I think (hope) I got a bargain. I did try it out in the knife shop and it felt amazing. So glad to see your comments.

Henrik Stuart
September 28, 2013

Sounds like a decent deal. Hope you’ll be as happy with it as I am with mine.

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