Cavallari Damascus Steel Serrated Bread Knife

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In the early 1980's, Italian bakers began to be concerned with the popularity of baguettes being imported from France. This thin French bread was starting to hurt the Italian bread makers business. Arnaldo Cavallari, began experimenting to make an Italian alternative bread to make sandwiches. In 1982, Cavallari introduced a new bread called ciabatta. This new bread is a broad, elongated flat bread that is unique for its alveolar holes. Ciabatta bread was an immediate success and Cavallari was hailed as the savior of the Italian bread industry.

All of us at Forseti Steel are huge fans of bread, cheese and wine (who isn't?). For us, it is a show of respect to name this 10" Damascus steel bread knife after Cavallari and his delicious ciabatta bread. We designed our bread knife with an aggressive grind to help you easily slice through those delicious artisan breads. Whether you make your own sourdough or you have a favorite local baker, this Damascus steel bread knife with its serrated teeth will make short work of slicing through that tough crust. Plus, if you use a bread knife to slice tomatoes (gasp!) you won't find a better serrated edge knife for this. We know lots of chefs frown on this, but it's your knife, your tomato, your kitchen. You do you!

Cavallari Damascus Steel Serrated Bread Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 15” 
  • Handle Length: 5” 
  • Blade Length: 10” 
  • Blade Height: 1.5"
  • Blade thickness: 0.1" (2.5mm) 
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel (1095 and 15n20) 
  • Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-59
  • Full Tang
  • Grind: Serrated
  • Handle Material: Rose Wood
  • Includes a full-grain leather wrap
  • Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, metal pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.

Care Instructions:

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

About Forseti Steel:

The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.

In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.