We can not live without traditions. In abstract terms, it means that in the void of constantly changing times and cultures, each one of us needs some form of tangible point of reference to his own past, something authentic that has not changed will not change in time. A point of reference that helps us remember the world we come from and the values it inspired.
In concrete terms, the Berti Tradition reminds us that there are values which exist, different and more important than those offered by modern day consumerism; the global markets, low cost labour, the lack and loss of interest in maintaining something precious, the frantic acquisition and inevitable disposal of it. Traditional values on the contrary are those that speak of quality and individuality in a knife crafted for a specific job. They speak of the pleasure in cutting correctly while at the same time respecting ingredients and dishes and work in the kitchen. Traditions not only conserve the art of cutting but also the joy and interest in maintaining a knife crafted to last and not to be thrown away after a brief period of unsatisfactory use.
The Berti tradition respected by passing down and innovating the great “storehouse” of the knife collection, work methods and crafting skills which have been generated and conserved for over a century within the Berti family.