The Oliva Elité knife collection by Messermeister boasts an exquisite natural, Italian Olive Wood handle attached to a hammer forged blade. The highly figured, beautiful golden-brown handle provides a secure ergonomic grip with an unsurpassed balance. The Elité knife collections feature a blade, bolster and tang that are one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged from a single billet of the finest German steel alloy. Oliva Elité knives are handcrafted one at a time, using the same techniques that have been the hallmark of fine German made cutlery for hundreds of years. Oliva Elité knives are of heirloom quality and simply one of the best original forged wood handled knives.
The scalloped edge of the Messermeister Oliva Elité Bread Knife will bite into the crust of bread. It allows for smooth slicing without exerting pressure that can compress the slice. This knife is also used to slice through soft-skinned fruits and vegetables. This knife is not recommended for cutting proteins.