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.
Berti makes handmade knives, by Italian artisans, in Italy. These knives are entirely Italian because they are born of the Italian artisan tradition, and the tradition of the Berti Family.
The essence of this tradition since 1895 is this: the artisan that starts making a knife takes it right through to the finishing touches. There is no division of labor. Each knife is the finished work of a sole artisan, and it bears his, or her initials on the knife’s blade.
Berti still uses the same manufacturing techniques and materials, ox horn, boxwood and steel, that they have used since 1895. They do this because they want to maintain the production of their knives as it has always been. Berti's intent is to make knives with integrity and authenticity that cannot result from industrialized production, while offering you some of the finest cutting tools in the world. A Berti knife is an heirloom.