This is simply an amazing bow saw. It will cut bread better than any conventional bread knife on the market. Hot bread, tough bagels, and mushy sourdough can be cut with ease. In addition, this knife can be used for vegetables, fruits and cheese. After using the knife, simply wipe the blade clean. The blade, made from high carbon steel, is a scalloped design that is double beveled. The blade is extremely thin, which is part of the reason it cuts so well. The blade is designed to withstand 200 cutting hours. When you are ready to replace the blade or it begins to dull just contact us and we will get you an $8.00 replacement blade. This knife is a must!