Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm
Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm

Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm

Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm

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Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm

With its uniquely “waved” blade, bread can be sliced by pushing or pulling the blade back and forth. All types of bread can be gently and cleanly cut, leaving few traces of crumbs.

Disclaimer: This Knife is NOT designed to be used on bone or very thick-skinned vegetables.


  • Blade length 285 mm
  • Total length 415 mm
  • Blade thickness 2.0 mm
  • Weight (without case) 225-235 g
  • Blade Material: VG10 Stainless steel Core sandwiched between 2 layers of SUS420J2V soft Stainless steel. Coated in Titanium.
  • Bevel: Double beveled.
  • Cutting Angle: 16° per side (comprehensive 32°)
  • Handle Material: black laminated wood, chestnut shaped.


Use your Shun knives on meats and vegetables only, not on bones or very thick-skinned vegetablesFor heavier kitchen work, we advise using the Shun Classic Meat Cleaver (DM0767), or Shun Classic 8” western Chefs Knife (DM0766), which are designed to handle more aggressive work in the kitchen, such as breaking down chicken and preparing think skinned vegetables like butternut pumpkin, squash or melons.


The cutting surface you use makes a big difference in keeping your knives sharp.

Appropriate Cutting Surface: A good cutting board will help retain a sharp edge for substantially longer. Soft woods, such as Acacia, Hinoki, Maple or Oak are preferred.

Inappropriate Cutting Surface: Tile, ceramic, synthetic, marble, granite, or any kind of glass cutting boards are not recommended and can be very hard on your knives.

Cutting Edge Jewelry

The ten knives in the set of Michel BRAS embody the optimum of function and beauty. Each has a distinct blade flexibility and subtle handle form. The assembly procedures are all carefully completed by hand. They are more than just cutlery. Indeed these cooking implements are more like precious "jewels" than ordinary kitchen utensils.


A True Knife Never Hurts What It Cuts - Michel BRAS

What Michel Bras expects of a knife is first that it be "sharp and beautiful," and second that it be "well-balanced and fit firmly in the hand." "Cutting herbs with a blunt knife is like wounding them," Michel points out. "If the herbs are wounded," he says, "their blood is lost, along with their beauty and savor. They just wither and die." The act of cutting means finding harmony for Michel Bras. He expresses this using the example of Japanese archery. "In archery, the arrow becomes a part of the archer's body, and if the archer lets go of it just when he feels he has become one with it, he knows he will hit the bull's eye even if he's blind-folded." The same holds true of the chef's relationship to his knife, he believes. "If a knife has become a part of your hand, you can cut and mince the vegetables without thinking about anything and without hurting them. "

Strong and flexible three-layered blade

The blade is produced in three layers: a hard stainless steel sandwiched between two layers of a more flexible stainless steel. A hard stainless core layer of VG10 is sandwiched with soft stainless SUS420J2. This makes for better resistance and durability. Furthermore, a titanium coating has been added to enhance its anti-oxidation properties. The matt satin finish makes for a beautiful and sober appearance.


Oblong-shaped handle spares the hand while cutting

Made of black laminated wood resistant to water and moisture, the handle has a distinct chestnut shape. The apex of the handle naturally accommodates the fingers and the hand does not tire while cutting. Connoisseurs will appreciate the beautiful grain of the wood and its silken feel.


Plain wood sheath embodying the image of nature in Laguiole, the home of Michel BRAS

High-quality hard maple wood fashioned into a simple rectangular shape. The beauty and serenity of the Laguiole knife find their natural expression in the texture and color of this wood, which is unaffected by changes in the weather. A magnet inside the sheath holds the knife snugly in place. 

      Knife buying guide

      With many different designs, sizes, blade shapes, and brands it can get confusing how to separate each knife apart and understand what each is designed to do.

      We have cleared the air by...

      • Putting together a grid which clearly lays out what each knife does, it's purpose, and any unique characteristics they have.
      • Including further information as well as example pictures and links of each knife underneath.

      Kitchen Knife Buying Guide - Cheat Sheet

      The brilliant infographics are thanks to the team at


      Chef Knife

      The bread and butter of any professional chef or cook enthusiast culinary tools would have to be the multi-purpose chef knife.

      The chef’s knife is usually designed with a 6 to 14-inch blade length with 8 inch as the most popular length. A multi-purpose knife designed to perform well at a number of tasks as opposed to specialising in any one purpose.

      It has a wide, triangular blade and a curved belly for an easy rocking motion when cutting.

      They are used for mincing, slicing meat, chopping vegetables and disjointing large cuts. A must-have in any kitchen.   

      Tojiro Chef Knife

      F. Dick Chef Knife


      Santoku Knife

      Typically smaller, thinner and lighter than Chef Knives, the name Santoku is translated to ‘three virtues’ symbolizes the characteristics of this knife – chopping, dicing and mincing.

      Sometimes come with (scalloped) Granton edges which add air between the knife blade and the food being cut, preventing any food pieces from getting stuck to the blade. This particularly comes in handy when making thin cuts.

      Comes with a slightly curved blade for easy mincing.

      The Santoku knife is also a great all-purpose knife and may be more comfortable for people with smaller hands allowing you to chop food with ease.

      Tojiro Santoku Knife

      F. Dick Santoku  Knife


      Utility Knife

      Midway in size between a Chef's knife and a Paring knife, they are designed for cutting mid-sized fruits and vegetables, slicing cheese, small cuts of meat and sandwiches not quite large enough for a Chef knife.

      They are versatile and have a narrower blade than a cook’s knife. They come with a straight or serrated edge and are typically 5-7 inches in length.


      Shun Utility Knife

      Luke Mangan Utility Knife 

      Nakiri (Vegetable) Knife

      A Japanese styled knife used for chopping vegetables, it is distinguished by its straight blade edge. This knife allows the user to cut all the way through vegetables with ease without the need of any horizontal push and pull. 

      Tojiro Nakiri Knife

      Shun Nakiri Knife

      Paring Knife

      A small knife with a plain edge blade, these knives are perfect for peeling fruits and vegetables or for small delicate work i.e. slicing a single garlic clove, de-veining a shrimp, cutting shapes into dough and so forth.

      They are very versatile and one of the most used knives in a chef’s kitchen. Typically ranges from 2-4 inches long.

      Tojiro Paring Knife

      Zwilling J.A. Henckels Paring Knife


      Generally used as a kitchen or butcher knife for hacking through meat and bone and for overall heavy-duty cutting. Comes with a large, rectangular blade.

      The broad side can be used for crushing when preparing foods such as garlic.

      Typically ranges from 6-10 inches long.


      Shun Classic Cleaver


      Zwilling J.A. Henckels Cleaver


      Boning Knife

      With a narrow blade and a sharp point, this knife is designed for removing the bones of poultry, meat, fish.

      Usually comes with a flexible blade, the long and narrow profile that curves at the base and up near the tip is designed to follow the contours of bones and cartilage.


      Tojiro Boning Knife


      F. Dick Boning Knife

      Bread Knife

      With a sharp and serrated blade designed for cutting smooth or hard surfaces, examples including tomatoes, salami, bread and the like.

      Typically ranges from 8-10 inches long. 

      Tojiro Bread Knife

      Shun Bread Knife

      FAQ: Knife Sharpening

      Sharpening vs Honing
      • Sharpening fixes any chips and wear on the blade by removing small amounts of metal from the edge of the blade to return its sharp edge. Depending on how often the knife is used, you should only need to sharpen once ever few weeks or less.
      • Honing on the other hand, realigns the blade to ensure you are cutting with a straight edge and should be done ideally once a week or more to extend the longevity of your knives.
      Choosing a Sharpener
      • Is the best way to sharpen a knife, a whetstone acts like sand allowing more blade movement and sheds the least amount of metal.
      • Respects the shape of the blade, important for Japanese knives which have a tapered V-shaped edge. Whetstones which are freestanding allow you to use both hands to press the blade against the stone to determine the exact angle.
      • Keeps your knife in top condition, and ensure it lasts for the longest possible time.
      • Using a whetstone is a process. You’ll need to soak it in water for 10 minutes, then sharpen both sides (unless it is a single bevel), and then honing both sides of the blade can take 30 minutes.
      Sharpening Steels
      • As it is much harder/inflexible than a stone, it sheds more metal when sharpening the blade. However, it is much less abrasive than a pull-through sharpener.
      • Quick and convenient to use. No preparation is required.
      • Use on Western knives, it is not recommended on Japanese knives which are typically made of harder steel and have a tapered V shape. The contact of a Japanese blade which is more brittle on a sharpening steel can cause it to chip.
      • It is difficult to get the angle correct when using a steel. One hand is required to hold the handle of the steel, while the other hand holds the knife compared to a whetstone which allows you more control.
      Pull-Through Sharpeners
      • Quicker to use than whetstones and more precise than sharpening steels.
      • Sheds the most amount of metal, however, shortening the lifespan of the blade.
      • Pulling a knife through the sharpening slot, grinds the blade to a pre-set shape. This makes it super sharp instantly and re-aligns the blade to its original shape. That’s why it is important to use a pull-through sharpener that is compatible with your knife. Using a pull-through sharpener within the same brand as your knives are your safest bet.
      • For the most part, they cater to Western blades which have straight edges and a pointed tip. Not recommended to use on Japanese knives.
      Choosing the right whetstone

      Whetstones have been developed to cater for the needs of enthusiastic cooks to professional chefs and are available in a wide range of abrasive grades:

      Guide to Whetstone Sharpening

      Knife Care Tips

      Carbon steel knives
      • Considered to be a superior steel for kitchen knives due to the superior sharpness that can be obtained, edge retention, and ease of re-sharpening.
      • They do however need to be cleaned, dried and oiled after use, to prevent rust.
      • All carbon steel blades will patina (change colour, usually by darkening) over time and with use. Food items such as most fruits, vegetables and meats in particular will cause the formation of patina.
      • Patina will over time help prevent the rusting of the carbon steel.
      How to clean your knives
      • Protect your investment by handwashing your blades with gentle dish soap.
      • Don’t use soaps with citrus extracts or bleach; they can promote corrosion. Do not use scouring pads, steel, or gritty cleanser when cleaning the blades. Rinse and towel dry immediately.
      • Let the knives air dry for a few minutes before returning them to storage. Never leave your knife sitting in a sink full of soapy water.
      Best way to store your knives
      • After you have washed and dried your knives, store them in a block, knife case, in-drawer tray, or sheath. Make sure they are stored in a dry, moisture-free place to avoid rusting or discolouration
      • We do not recommend storing the knives unsheathed in a drawer, as this can be a potential hazard to the blades as well as your fingers.
      • Under no circumstances should a finely honed and highly polished blade comes into contact with other hard materials such as metals, ceramic or stone.
      Preserving your knives and handles
      Camellia oil

      Preserve your knives from rust and oxidization, and preserve your wooden handles with camellia oil. It is also good protection for the blade but generally must be removed from the blade before cooking.

      Linseed oil

      Wood is a living natural material and loves a little care. From time to time rub a few drops of oil onto the wooden handles of your knives. The wooden chopping boards should be cared for with oil too. With the special Swedish linseed oil, the wood keeps its original beauty and individual radiance.

      • Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
      • Select the correct knife for the task to ensure you will get the best cutting results and you are also easy on the blades
      • Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the edge of the blade.
      • Please don't heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
      • The handle colour may change slightly over time due to oils in the hand as well as the natural colour change of wood from oxidation and/or exposure to light. This is not a defect, but a natural part of the process.



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      Do you ship internationally?

      Yes we ship internationally.  

      Multiple courier options will be presented at checkout with approximate delivery estimates attached to each. Delivery fee will vary accordingly depending on the weight of your order and delivery address.

      I ordered the wrong item/s, how do I fix this?

      If you would like to simply change the item/s in your orde before it has been despatched, email us at and we are happy to make any adjustments. 


      When will my items despatch?

      Your order should despatch within 1-2 business days, and you will receive a tracking number via email as soon as it leaves our warehouse.

      What is the delivery fee?


      Standard Delivery via Australia Post will be...

      FREE for orders $99+ / $9.95 for orders $30-$99 / $12.95 for orders under $30

      Outside of Australia:

      Multiple courier options will be presented at checkout with approximate delivery estimates attached to each. Delivery fee will vary accordingly depending on the weight of your order and delivery address.

      How long will it take for my items to arrive?


      Estimated delivery times within Australia are approximately 2 to 12 working days for standard rate of delivery.

      Outside of Australia:

      An approximate delivery time will show at Checkout dependant on your delivery address and the courier of your choice.

      Same Day Delivery (GoPeople) - Sydney only

      For customers in the Sydney metropolitan area we offer Same Day Delivery (GoPeople) for orders placed by 11am on a business day.

      The cost for same day delivery service is a flat $14.95 fee.

      GoPeople is Australia’s smartest same-day delivery solution, offering Senders and Recipients live GPS tracking, showing drop-off and pick-up status, and the locations of the drivers.

      Intuitive Proof of Delivery captures recipients signature, or, if authorised to leave, a photo to show where and how the delivery was completed - all shared in real time on the tracking page.

      To view the list of postcodes that qualify for Same Day Delivery, click here.


      Need it faster? We offer Express Post Australia wide with Australia Post. The express delivery charge is dependent on the total weight of your order and the price will appear at checkout once you enter your shipping address details.

      Express delivery usually takes up to 1-4 business days for the majority of metropolitan locations across Australia.

      If I'm not happy with my item/s, can I return them?

      All purchases in our store come with a guaranteed 90-day full refund money-back from the date of purchase.

      To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

      To complete your return, please contact us at Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. Your refund will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

      My item/s arrived faulty, what can I do?

      House of Knives will replace any good/s that arrive at their destination faulty or damaged when shipping insurance is purchased with their order. Ideally a claim should be made within 48 hours from the parcel being delivered. To confirm the damage we require photographic evidence. Once received, we will arrange for a replacement to be sent out free of charge.

      In most cases, we will not require the damaged item returned to us, however, we do request that you keep the damaged item until we can confirm that we do not require it to be returned. If we do require the damaged item to be returned, this will be via Australia Post (standard shipping), and we will cover the cost of its return. Customers are not charged for returning a damaged item to us.

      Note: only the return shipping delivery is covered by us. You may reuse the packaging that you received to send it back. If packaging is purchased by the customer to return the items, this will not be covered.

      To notify us of the damage please email us at
      Please note that if you do not advise us of anything that may be wrong with your order (including missing or damaged products) within 48 hours from its delivery, we are unable to assist you further under any circumstance.

      Shipping Insurance

      When you place your order, you will be given the option to include shipping insurance.

      By purchasing shipping insurance, your order will be covered from Damage, Loss or Theft.

      Shipping insurance is calculated as 1% of the total purchase value of the item/s in your cart (minimum $1.00).

      If you opt out of shipping insurance for your order, we are not liable for any damage, loss or theft.


      Shipping Protection does not apply to the following below.

      If your order falls under one of the categories below. please deselect Shipping Protection before proceeding to Checkout as it does not apply to your order.

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      If you accidentally add Shipping Protection to your order where it does not apply, please contact us at and we will process a refund for this accordingly. 

      About us

      Welcome to House of Knives - Australia's favourite family-owned kitchen knife store!

      We have handpicked the best brands to ensure you are receiving premium, top quality knives, sharpeners, cutting boards and everything else kitchen knife related. 

      All our products come with full manufacturer warranty and if for any reason you are not satisfied with your product, we will refund or exchange your item no questions asked

      With our range of premium knives, whetstones, knife accessories matched with our team’s passion and emphasis on the customer experience, you are bound to leave with a smile on your face.

      Why Buy From Us

      • Customer service is our #1 priority. Our dedicated and experienced team are here to help answer any questions that you may have.  
      • If you have any questions simply give us a call at 1300-518-069 or you can email us at
      • All orders will be accompanied with a tracked shipping number so you know exactly where your item is at every step until it arrives at your doorstep. 
      • We thoroughly check the quality of all our goods to guarantee you only receive the best quality product
      • If for whatever reason you are not happy or satisfied with your item we will refund your money no questions asked

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      Hours: 10am-4pm AEST (Mon-Fri)

      Phone: 1800-062-348 


      Address: H1/46 - 62 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

      Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm

      Shun Kai Michel Bras No 9 Bread Knife 41.5cm