Coltellerie Berti Chef’s Knife
We took our time choosing a great all-purpose chef’s knife for QUITOKEETO. If you prefer stainless-steel over (higher maintenance) carbon steel, this knife is a great option. It has a classic silhouette with an 8-inch stainless-steel, high carbon blade weighty enough for serious work, yet finely balanced and sturdy. The smooth white Lucite handle is comfortable to hold and will age beautifully with use. We like its size–large enough, but not overkill.
David Berti began crafting knives in 1895, in the Tuscan countryside. Today, the Berti tradition still requires that each knife is the complete work of a sole craftsman. The hands that begin the work finish it. This means each knife crafted is unique, and contains the thought, the hand, and the expertise of an individual shaper. Every knife from Berti bears the initials of the craftsman who made it.
These knives have the strength of carbon steel, plus the durability, flexibility, and corrosion resistance of stainless steel. The quality of the steel and the care with which Berti knives are made ensure that, with proper maintenance, this knife will follow you through your culinary life.
Care: Wipe the knife’s blade with a clean cloth or wash it gently after each use, avoiding harsh detergents or scrubbers. Dry the blade after washing; because the steel has high carbon content, its resistance to corrosion and oxidation is not absolute. To maintain the blade’s edge, you can employ your favorite method of sharpening; we prefer to use Japanese water stones over sharpening steels. The white Lucite handle is smooth and extremely durable–that said, we recommend hand washing your knife, drying it, and storing it somewhere it doesn’t come into contact with other objects or utensils.
The Coltellerie Berti Chef’s Knife ships in a beautiful gift-worthy box.
- Knife length: 13 1/4-inch
- Blade length: 8-inch
- Made in Tuscany