The BergHOFF Ron 9 in. Bread Knife – Natural has an attractive modern look and a smooth, efficient motion that makes it a must-have in any kitchen. The serrated blade is constructed from fine vanadium steel with a black finish and razor-sharp serrated teeth to saw through bread without mangling. The handle is rendered from durable ash wood with a contrasting natural finish. The handle is also expertly weighted and balanced for a hefty feel and accurate control. The knife is hand-wash only.