This Henckels bread knife is perfect for cutting crusty loaves of bread and slicing vegetables or meats. The Professional S knives offer the traditional knife design and combines superior quality and value. The handles are extremely durable and dishwasher safe. The Professional S series knives are ice hardened and feature high carbon and no-stain steel, resulting in superior cutting and performance. The handles have been completely redesigned, providing improved balance, performance and style.