These Berti Kitchen Knives feature hand-forged high carbon-content stainless steel blades with cream-colored Lucite handles that will age gracefully with use. Pair them with magnetic wooden blocks for easy display and storage. We love the ability to mix and match according to individual preference. Gone are the days of clunky obtrusive knife blocks!
A good quality blade will never be completely stainless (to cut well, a blade must have a high carbon content rather than chromium). That being said, if you prefer stainless steel to (higher maintenance) carbon steel, these knives are for you. Mindful upkeep will prolong their heirloom qualities.
Highly regarded as one of Europe's finest cutlery brands, the Berti family has been producing knives for over a hundred years in Italy. One knife maker works on each individual knife from start to finish, engraving the blade with their initials upon completion, confirming his craft and the knifes' value. Berti uses the same manufacturing techniques and materials - ox horn, boxwood and steel - that have been used since 1895. Their intent is to make knives with integrity and authenticity that cannot result from industrialized production, while offering some of the finest cutting tools in the world.
Bread knife / Coltello da pane: 8.5" blade (22 cm), 13.5" total length (34 cm). Block: 2.5 x 1 x 10" (6.5 x 2.5 x 25 cm)
Chef's knife / Coltello trinciante: 9" blade (23 cm), 13.75" total length (35 cm). Block: 2.5 x 1 x 10.75" (6.5 x 2.5 x 27 cm)
Paring knife / Spelucchino dritto: 4.5" blade (11 cm), 8.5" total length (21.5 cm). Block: 2.5 x 1 x 5" (6.5 x 2.5 x 13 cm)
Tomato knife / Coltello pomodoro: 5" blade (12.5 cm), 9" total length (23 cm). Block: 2.5 x 1 x 6" (6.5 x 2.5 x 15.5 cm)
Stainless steel blades with lucite handles
CARE & USE
Cared for properly, these knives will last a lifetime or more. Rinse with soap and water and towel dry immediately after washing. We do not recommend dishwashing, as doing so can age the knives quicker, and promote breakdown of the stainless steel. Every so often, wipe down the blade with a fortified food grade mineral oil that will prolong its beauty and protect it from oxidation.