Perceval French Chef's Knives
Perceval makes the finest French chef's knives that money can buy, and arguably the best chef's knives period. The story of our Perceval knives really begins in 2005 when Yves Charles, a Michelin starred chef in Paris, bought the Perceval knife factory in the historic French knife making capital of Thiers. Yves Charles was fed up with seeing his colleagues using Japanese knives, so he set about making a French chef's knife that would be without equal. The result of that quest is what you see here, chef's knives that the most discerning connoisseur will admire.
In order to achieve the goal of making the Perceval knives the world's finest chef's knives, Perceval head cutler Rolland Lannier collaborated with the French tool steel maker Aubert & Duval to develop a speciality steel, that is both easy to sharpen and has outstanding edge retension. The result is the "Triple A" steel, which contains more than .2% nitrogen, and is unique to Perceval knives. The Perceval knives are all hardened to Rockwell 59 and are cryogenically hardened, giving a long lasting edge that is razor sharp and easy to maintain. Perceval knives are true heirloom knives for the connoisseur. Perceval Knives are available with black G10 (epoxy impregnated fiberglass) or desert ironwood handles. Ironwood is a very old and dense wood, which makes it naturally water resistant, but it still requires more care than the black handles, which are extremely durable and waterproof. The desert ironwood used by Perceval is from Arizona and is truly striking in appeance. The craftspeople at Perceval are very careful to ensure that every single ironwood handle is stunning.