8¾" Bread Knife - Mu Series
8¾” Bread Knife
The Bread Knife is ideal for biting into the crust of bread, allowing a smooth slicing action without exerting pressure that can compress the slice. It is also used to slice through soft-skinned fruits and vegetables.
The Mu knife story begins with the ancient Zen philosophy. When discussing Zen Buddhism, one often encounters the character for emptiness, mu, in expressions such as “no self,” “no ego,” “no holiness,” and “no permanence.” It is through the actual experience of mu — which means transcending affirmation and negation, being and non-being — that satori or spiritual awakening occurs and one can finally come to realize the essential spirit of Zen. The literal translation from Japanese is “none” or “without” meaning that the answer to a question may neither be right or wrong thus leading to the universally derived Mu knife collection. The knives are a fusion of East and West combining the best of both cultures. The bamboo handles are a natural and environmentally friendly material. The steel is vintage high carbon molybdenum vanadium stock that has been expertly heat treated and ground to a razor sharp edge. The Mu knife design and style is truly international and the quality superb.
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