Presenting our 3rd cook's knife design - the Florentine Three - Available in Mixed material handle or classic Iroko wood and black leather. We use 3 different types of steels in this design:
Stainless Steel | Sandvik's 14C28N, an ultimate combination of hardness and corrosion resistance. This steel is the latest development in Sandvik's range of knife steels. Optimized chemistry provides a top grade knife steel with a unique combination of excellent edge performance, high hardness and good corrosion resistance.This new grade matches the previous highest achievable hardness without affecting the microstructure. Blade re-sharpening is therefore easy. At the same time, edge stability in terms of microchipping and edge folding or rolling is also good.
Carbon Steel | 52100, a high carbon steel with excellent edge retention and toughness. A beautifully balanced steel, originally used and developed as a ball bearing steel for aviation purposes it has proved to be a great kitchen knife steel and it only improved over the years with the advances made in heat treatment technology. Being a carbon steel it requires maintenance to keep it from developing corrosion. We have added and initial layer of protection by forcing a patina on the blade which will darken and develop over time.
Folded Steel | 52100/410 steel, a combination of a 52100 carbon steel core and AISI 410 stainless steel exterior welded together. The exterior steel provides protection from corrosion as well as being a shock absorber for the harder 52100 steel core. The result is a beautiful and extremely functional blade. Being a partly carbon steel knife it still requires maintenance to keep it from developing corrosion on it's edge. We have added and initial layer of protection by forcing a patina on the blade which will darken and develop over time.