An Object, by virtue of having existed for centuries, becomes a witness of civilization.
Steel for the blades while Ox horn, Buffalo horn and bosso wood (boxwood) are used for the knife handles. And the method our Tradition requires is most importantly that each knife is the complete work of a sole craftsman. In other words, the hands that begin the work finish it. The work is not divided in the different phases and passed from worker to worker.
The Berti family has been making knives for more than one hundreds years, since 1895. It all began with David when he opened his first workshop in Via dell’Oche in Scarperia, and the family tradition has continued without interruption ever since: David was followed by Severino then Alvaro and now Andrea is keeping the wonderful tradition alive. Remember though, producing knives just for the sake of inheriting a tradition is not enough, it is important to have been doing it for quite some time, just about a century!