With its distinct double-serrated edge, the WÜSTHOF Performer 9" Bread Knife is as beautiful to look at as it is useful, being one of the more important knives to have in your kitchen. Beyond crusty loaves of bread and soft dinner rolls, the Performer bread knife is also perfect for slicing into hard-skinned fruits and vegetables, and even for carving larger roasts. The bread knife's double-serrated edge makes a clear difference: the blade has serrations within the serrations, meaning it remains sharp for longer and requires minimal pressure for clean, even cuts. Precision forged from a single piece of WÜSTHOF steel by our expert knife artisans in Solingen, Germany, each Performer blade is enhanced by an elegant, black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating. This DLC coating makes our steel exceptionally strong and durable, producing a long-lasting blade that is heat resistant, scratch proof, and resilient to damage, even after frequent use in your kitchen. (It also makes Performer blades largely water-repellent, mimicking the moisture-beading effect you might see on the sleeve of your rain jacket.) Handles are fitted with our innovative, ergonomic Hexagon Power Grip, a non-slip honeycomb design that guarantees each slicing moment is safe, comfortable, and precise.