Using traditional Samurai forging techniques since the 14th century the city of Seki is the birthplace of the Miyabi brand, taking 100 steps and 42 days to create each blade. The manufacturing techniques employed produce knives with durable and precise cutting edges which is the foundation of the Miyabi brand. The Miyabi 5000MCD 23cm Bread Knife has a serrated edge perfect for any loaf, pastry and roast meat & fish. The round Karelian ( Masur) Birchwood handle gives a well balanced and comfortable grip with a wonderful mosaic pin providing a wonderfully aesthetic finish to the beautifully crafted blade. The Ice- hardened MC63 Micro Carbide powder steel used for the CRYODUR blade of the 23cm bread knife is wrapped in 100 layers of steel to create a Damascus design. Each bread knife has a beautifully ergonomically designed handle made from Karelian ( Masur) Birchwood, making it one of the most beautiful blades on the market today. The serrated edge makes it a perfect knife for slicing and carving all meat joints, pastry dishes and all bread.