Kasumi Bread Knife – 10 Inch – The Best Bread Knife – Review

kasumi-bread-knife-10-inch-bread-knifeThere could well be competition in the household for who can cut the bread instead of it being looked at as a chore if you have the Kasumi 10 in Bread Knife..

This 10-inch blade is ready to get to work cutting everything from the softest breads to the hardest baguettes and never missing a beat.

When first looking at the thinner than usual serration on this blade, you may think there is no way it will be able to do the task that it is supposed to, but the truth is, it’s amazingly good at what it does. Perhaps it’s the Damascus stainless steel or something in the way they sharpen the blade, but this knife goes through most breads like they are butter.

The formation of the Damascus steel makes extremely strong blades that will hold up to years of daily use.

It is not only functional and durable, it is also a beautiful piece with the  steel decorated with lovely wooden handles.

If you happen to have a restaurant and want perfect slices every time,  or if you are one of those people who like uniform slices of bread you may want to consider this as the knife to buy, but the price may well put it out of the budget of most people.

At over $150, this knife really is possibly meant more for the professional kitchen than it is for home use, but if you are like me and you want the best you can afford, then just go for it.  Nobody ever regretted buying quality.

What makes this bread knife so pricey!

The Kasumi Bread Knife is made from 33 layers of stainless steel.  However, only the middle layer has the  cutting edge which is made from V-Gold No. 10 stainless steel,  a high carbon stainless steel that has the addition of cobalt, manganese, molybdenum and vanadium.  Having the addition of cobalt in the steel means that the special tempering is required to maximize all the benefits of the steel and this process is a closely guarded secret of the manufacturer.

On either side of the V-Gold No. 10 core are 16 extremely thin alternating layers that are made by repeatedly folding together two different types of stainless steel and forge welding them by hand.

The blades are hardened to Rockwell C59-60 which means they will keep their sharp edge longer than other cutlery.

What are the features!

  • The  Kasumi bread knife has a beveled edge similar to a western style knife.
  • The black handle is formed from laminated layers of wood that have been impregnated with a plastic resin.
  • The knife is durable, extremely strong and has a handmade quality.

What We Like

  • It is a strong and well-built knife that will last for some time of use in the kitchen.
  • The thin serration makes for a beautiful cut of any bread products you need sliced, every time.

What We Don’t Like

  • Well we are not overly enamored with the price even thought it is well worth the money.
  • It is recommended that the knife be hand washed so take care when washing it.

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REVIEW: Kasumi Utility Boner Knife – 4-¾ inch

Kasumi Utility/Boner KnifeIf you are looking for an all-purpose cutting tool in the kitchen, you don’t need to look any farther. The Kasumi Utility/Boner Knife will be the one item you want. This knife has a 4-¾ inch blade. Think of it as a paring knife that was bigger than his brothers or sisters.

This knife was created to be a jack-of-all-trades. From the shape of the blade to the feel of the handle, it is easy to hold and can be put to work on a number of tasks.

The blade is simple enough, pointed in case you need to pry, poke or stab something with a sharp instrument. The top of the blade is smoothed to make sure you don’t cut your hand if you happen to push on this area. The bottom side, on the other hand, has a graduated blade area that can be used for anything from chopping to slicing or just general-purpose cutting.

For those who like the old fashioned style of cutting and peeling with their thumb on the back of the blade, this has a nice surface to exert the extra pressure to get just the right cut.

Wrap all of this up in an attractive blade package (the laminated wood handles) and it’s a great addition to the kitchen.

What We Like

  • This knife is built with strength in mind and can handle a lot of pressure. It doesn’t bend or feel like it’s going to flex as many other knives do.
  • That this is a knife for all seasons and can be used for nearly anything you need a cutting tool for. The blade has been shaped in a manner that it can serve a variety of tasks.
  • The sleek design makes it fit into most any kitchen.

Other considerations:

  • This knife  may be a bit pricey if you are not a professional chef with a major budget for kitchen tools.


REVIEW: Sammy Knife from Rachael Ray and Furi – The Perfect Sandwich Knife

rachael-ray-sandwich-knifeRachael Ray has a knack for creating products that are not only fun and unique but also functional. But what makes the Furi Rachael Ray Gusto Grip Basics Sammy Knife so special?

Well it’s not so much the features but that fact that they are all combined into the one handy sandwich knife. So you don’t need to get out the bread knife to slice up the bread and then a spreader to spread the butter and fillings and then find a knife that will fit under the rim to get the very last bit out of a jar. With the Rachael Ray Gusto Grips Sammy Knife you have it all in one.

The Sammy Knife is made for Rachael Ray by Furi. Furi originally started out in Australia but started to promote their products to the US market. This turned out to be a wise decision as Furi became quite popular amongst both chefs and home cooks.

Rachael Ray loved the brand so much that she teamed up with Furi to create a range of knives and sharpening systems in her own signature colors and styles.

Let’s look at some of the features…


First of all the Sammy Knife has a round tooth serrated edge. This makes it easy to cut breads and crusts. Buy hey, all bread knives have serrated edges so that’s really nothing new. What the round serrated edge does however is ensure that there is a smoother cut when cutting sandwiches.

I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of slicing a sandwich in half only to have it tear and squash the bread. Essentially it is ruined but the rounded edges prevent this from happening. The rounded edges also ensure that the edges stay sharper for longer.

The end of the blade is rounded and what this becomes is a spreader for spreading butter and other spreads easily onto breads.

What would have to be one of the best features of this knife is the cut-out on the top of the blade. This is to enable you to scrape out the remaining spreads, jams, peanut paste or whatever from under the rim of jars.


The handle on the Rachael Ray Sammy Knife is made from a thermoplastic elastomer molded over a tough polypropylene core. Now I have no idea what I just said but essentially it means that the knife has a secure grip.

It also has a good ergonomically designed handle so it’s comfortable to hold and it is made in a way that your hand won’t slip forward even if wet or oily.


Unfortunately no. The Sammy Knife needs to be hand washed but hey, it’s not like we are washing a 10 piece cookware set here. It’s a knife so a quick scrub and it’s clean.


The Sammy Knife is available in Rachael Ray’s signature orange, the most popular of all Rachael Ray colors.



REVIEW: Rachel Ray From Furi Ozitech Diamond Fingers Pro Knife Sharpener & Honer

rachael-ray-knife-sharpener-honerIf you have taken a look at the Rachael Ray from Furi TECH EDGE Pro OZITECH Diamond Fingers Pro Knife Sharpener and Honer, you know it looks a lot like something that may have come out of a Sci-Fi movie. Maybe it is, but the important thing is that it does the job it was sent here to do – sharpening knives.

This very compact knife sharpener (1 x 3 ½ x 4 ½ inches) packs a lot of power in its small size. Closed it looks a lot like a clamshell. But as soon as you open it, those clam edges transform into a handle so you can hold the sharpener securely as you pull a knife across the diamond-coated fingers.

In addition to being compact, it is also portable, taking no batteries or electricity so it’s also useful for those who live on the road or like to spend the weekends in the great outdoors.

What We Like

  • This sharpener offers beautifully even sharpening as you pull the blade through.
  • Unlike many knife sharpeners these days, this one is not electric, so it is portable and can be used in the kitchen as well as at the campsite if you like the outdoors.
  • It is very simple to use, put the knife in and pull.
  • It sharpens quickly. Generally three to five pulls along the sharpener will give you a blade that is ready to use again.
  • The size is a major bonus. It is small and therefore doesn’t take up much space in your kitchen gadget drawer.

What We Don’t Like

  • It takes a little practice to get it right. You have to push down with the knife and pull at the correct angle to get a perfect sharpening. There is a slight learners curve to do it correctly.
  • It cannot be used on serrated knives.

Where Can I Buy the Rachael Ray from Furi TECH EDGE Pro OZITECH Diamond Fingers Pro Knife Sharpener and Honer?


Ginsu International Traditions 14-Piece Stainless Steel Knife Block Set

Ginsu 14 Piece Stainless Steel Knife SetIf you are looking for a good quality, value for money knife set then this is the one. The Ginsu International Traditions 14-Piece Stainless-Steel Knife Block Set comes with 12 knives, a pair of kitchen shears and a knife block to keep it all neatly together.

The knives are forged from Japanese stainless steel with a satin finish. These are a nice looking set of knives.

The blades themselves never need sharpening and the knives are dishwasher safe.

A nice little addition to these knives is the fact that the blades are serrated on both sides so are suitable for both right and left handed users.

This knife set comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Ginsu 14 Piece Stainless Steel Knife SetWhat’s Included

  • 3.5 inch paring knife
  • 4.5 inch utility knife
  • 5 inch boning knife
  • 8 inch slicer
  • 8 inch chefs knife
  • 8 inch bread knife
  • 6 x 4.5 inch steak knives
  • kitchen shears
  • knife block

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