COLTELLERIE BERTI has a long history of steel, fire and skilled hands. It was founded as an artisan workshop by David Berti in 1895 and today, under the guidance of his great grandson Andrea, it continues its production in the Tuscan countryside, 25 miles north of Florence, Italy.
Coltellerie Berti makes handmade knives by skilled artisans using the same manufacturing techniques and materials that were used since 1895. Each knife is taken from start to finish by the same artisan and as a symbol of their pride each blade bares his or her initials.
Coltellerie Berti creates knives with integrity and authenticity that cannot result from industrialized production. The end result is some of the finest cutting tools in the world. In a word, a Berti knife is an ‘heirloom’.
Meat and Cheese knife: flexible, very sharp is intended for cutting and preparation for meat and cheese.
The blades are obtained with laser cutting from special steel cutting plates that allows a very high quality of the blade (fine and neat granulometry without forging).
Made of full tang, or the blade is a single piece that crosses the entire handle, have the surface finish of the satin blade.
Products completely by hand in small quantities and without division of labor, who are there start them ends: on each blade you will find the initials of the craftsman who made them.
The heat treatment also includes under-cooling at -80 ° C to guarantee the maximum capacity and duration of the cut.
The versions with Plexiglas handles are dishwasher-safe because all of ours Plexiglas handles are subjected to a special stabilization process that makes them suitable for the dishwasher.
Products with high quality cutting steel, can only be put in the dishwasher in the Plexiglas handle version, but it is good to be informed about the possible consequences:
1. The dishwasher quickly ages any object washed in it.
2. The cutting steels are more quality and less are stainless.
3. the blades may stain with small reddish spots or with large bluish halos:
a. if left to drain or dry in the dishwasher
b. if left dirty for a long time after use
c. if the washing water is rich in iron
4. a good hand wash and a careful drying after washing are the secret to keep their knives at their best
5. hand wash and immediate drying are MANDATORY for knives with handles in horn, wood or other natural materials.
6. Do not wash with aggressive detergents or water at temperatures above 60 ° C.
The knife wood block magnetic allows to compose your knives set