With this Shun Classic bread knife, you can effortlessly cut a loaf of bread into thin, even slices. These knives are very sharp so that slicing even the hardest, crustiest loaves only requires a light back-and-forth cutting motion. These long knives are great for slicing large cumbersome loaves too. The serrated edge makes it easy to get through hard crusts and won't make a mess of the soft bread inside. It also glides through cakes for perfect carving or torting.