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’.
The Compendio blades are made using a mix of Carbon Steel & Stainless Steel and then finished with White Lucite Handles. The new blade technology allows for a lighter blade than a forged knife while still offering exceptional performance. The unique convex shape of the blade allows for the edge to remain sharper for a longer period of time. A unique glass bead blasting process gives the Compendio Berti knives a satin matte finish and a beautiful contemporary look. This is Berti’s newest blade technology that still delivers high performance for discerning customers while allowing for a unique and modern new look.
Knife Table: often the most overlooked in the selection must be strictly smooth edge for non-pulping the flesh and not squeeze the taste, as is the case with serrated blades.
To savor the dishes in their full flavor, with a smooth and precise cutting. You will not have to throw it once he lost the thread, as it happens for serrated blades, which can not be sharpened.
The blades are provided with laser cut from sheets of special steel cutting which allows a very high quality of the blade (granulometry fne and orderly without forging).
Done in full tang, or the blade is a single piece which crosses the handle, have the surface finish of the blade sandblasted.
Produced entirely by hand in small quantities.
The heat treatment also provides the sottoraffredamento at -80 ° C to ensure maximum capacity and life of the cutting.
The versions with handles made of Plexiglas are suitable for the dishwasher because all our handles Plexiglas are subjected to a special stabilization process which makes them suitable for dishwashers.
Steel products with high quality cutting, can be put in the dishwasher only in the plexiglass handle, but it is good to be informed about the possible consequences:
1. the dishwasher does age quickly washed every object in it.
2. cutting steels are more quality and less are stainless.
3. the blades will get stained with reddish spots small or large blue discolouration:
a. if you leave to drip dry or in the dishwasher
b. if left dirty for a long time after use
c. if the wash water is rich in iron
4. a good hand washing and careful drying after washing are the secret to
keep the most of their knives
5. hand washing and immediate drying are REQUIRED for knives with horn handles,
wood or other natural materials.
6. Do not wash with harsh detergents or water at a temperature above 60 ° C.