The Grandmoulin belongs to our line "Unikate aus Tradition" which comprises a small assortment of knives with a special history, shape and traditional crafstmanship. Grandmoulin means "big mill" and indeed, with its total length of 370mm it is a really big Windmillknife. This gorgeous knife comes package in an elegant presentation box complete with a vial of macadamia oil for the pearwood handle.
Elegance, high functionality and first class materials, combined in traditional skills and crafts are the most outstanding features of this breadknife.
"Boscher" is the name of the blade's shape. It comes from the dutch word "box" meaning bush or bushland. And exactly here, at the sugarcane fields of the dutch colonies, it was created as a harvesting knife, but of course much bigger than ours.
The extraordinary wide blade benefits a very straight cutting line, even if you cut extremely thin slices. The bent curve of the cutting edge corresponds to the continuing natural movement of the hand while cutting. This is the reason for the very comfortable handling.
The knife has 8mm wide, thinly ground and handpolished teeth of serration. This technique is called "Langersche Welle," one of the best serrations giving a very longlasting cutting ability without becoming dull. A further distinguished advantage of the high cutting ability is reasoned byt eh special polishing.
This makes it equally suitable for soft and hard-crusted bread.
The blade of the Grandmoulin is made of stainless steel, the handle of beautiful curved pearwood, from the Black Forest, carefully steamed and oiled.
The blue-glazing is a very rarely found handgrinding technique which we are still able to produce. Blades crafted in this way show a smooth surface with very fine and thin scratches where the light is reflected in bluish rainbow-colours. This gives an outstanding cutting ability to the knives ground in that way and an idea of the high level of skills being standard for items made in Solingen in former times. With our Meisters we were able to offer this quality even nowadays. The Grandmoulin is a blue-glazed stainless knife, too.
Like all our Windmillknives with wooden handles it is not suitable for dishwasher or lying in the sink. This will destroy the beauty of the handle.
· IF Design Gold Award 2005
· Red Dot Design Award 2004
· Design Plus Award 2003
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ROBERT HERDER MASTER CRAFTSMAN WINDMUHLENMESSER KNIVES