American white oak is more variable in colour than European Oak, ranging from pale yellow-brown to pale reddish-brown, often with a pinkish tint.
The XL is the extra long JonoKnife model. It is designed to cut all types of bread up to 30cm wide with the ease and precision of no other knife. It is a favourite among serious bread bakers, professionals and regular folks who like large loaves of bread, such as big sourdough boules. The XL comes with a carbon steel blade. The carbon steel blade will last longer than the original size stainless steel blade, especially if used for hard, crusty sourdough. Being carbon steel, It should preferably not be used on food other than bread to help keep the blade rust free. If you don’t cut hard crusty sourdough loaves wider than 20cm, then consider the more versatile Original size stainless steel blade JonoKnife.
All JonoKnife models come with a specially designed magnetic blade guard. The guard helps to store the knife safely. Some store their XL JonoKnife in a large drawer, some hang it up, but many like to keep it on the kitchen counter or breadboard close at hand where it can be shown off all day!
When handcrafting the JonoKnife bread saw, we go the extra mile to round off and sand all sides, edges and curves of the entire wooden bow and handle to a furniture grade finish. The result is an extra stylish and ergonomic design. The knife is finished with three coats of Danish Oil yielding a beautiful finish protected for use in the busiest of kitchens.
XL JonoKnife dimensions
Overall knife length: 50cm.
Overall blade length: 37.3cm.
Effective cutting length: 30cm.
Maximum slice thickness: 3cm.
Minimum slice thickness: 0.1cm
As the XL JonoKnife can cut bread slices up to 3cm thick, it is also very effective in equally parting things like burger buns, bagels and croissants.
We use White American Oak sourced from North America.