The Brieto Triple Layer Professional Collection is constructed from exceptional quality 3 layer stainless steel. The central layer (cutting edge) is High Carbon Steel (HCMV) which has Chromium, Vanadium and Molybdenum added to make it tough and stainless. The 2 outer layers are of soft stainless steel (SUS 405). This range of knives is fully forged and with its full tang, 3 rivets and smooth bolstered shoulder provide blades of exceptional balance.
The hard central core ensures a long-enduring edge. With the hardness achieved from the HCMV steel with expert Japanese tempering and the high carbon content, a Rockwell rating of 59 HRC + /- 1 is achieved! This allows the edge to be ground to a shallower angle creating a blade of breathtaking sharpness. The 2 softer outer layers make the task of re-sharpening consummately easy, as the bulk of the blade that needs to be reground is soft steel. This also provides more cushioning and absorption qualities than knives constructed from a single layer of hard steel, as well as providing weight for balance and feel.
This Professional Collection has been designed and manufactured for use by the serious amateur or busy professional and has proved most popular with Commi Chefs and Junior Sous. It not only provides exceptional value with the long edge retention and is easy to sharpen, but that has the feel and balance of knives far more expensive. The 13 knives of this Collection cover every culinary task with new shapes being added all the time.
The Handles are laminated hardwood with resin injection for durability.Sujihiki & Slicers: The classic slicer. Long and thin, this is the best shape for the preparation of any flesh (meat or fish – cooked or raw) without bones. The slim profile presents a smaller are of contact with the flesh and thus reduces the strength of the vacuum between the blade and the food resulting in a smoother and easier cut. Function – Slicing and carving of meat and fish without bones. Normal length – 240mm to 300mm (a few smaller 180mm and longer 330mm are available) Tip: Whilst the 240mm or the 270mm lengths are the most popular select the longest length you are comfortable with. The longer the blade, the lesser the pressure required to cut the food and thus increase the ability to cut thinner slices. As this is one knife that is often taken to the table for carving in front of the diners, apart from the functionality, aesthetics should be an important consideration.