Made for cleaning larger fish, the Berkley Breaking Knife includes an advanced blade coating to extend blade life.
The ten-inch Breaking Knife is intended for butchering and is most useful for the largest dividing cuts. The high carbon 5CR13MV stainless steel blade flexes but is firm enough for straight cuts. The knife’s SofTorx handle combines a rigid body with softer rubber-like inserts for plenty of grip leverage in cold and wet conditions. Berkley includes a rigid belt sheath for keeping the knife within easy reach.
The dark coating on the ten-inch blade results from a process called PVD or Physical Vapor Deposition. This low temperature coating method creates a hard ceramic layer on the blade that’s five times the hardness of tool steel and greatly increases the knife’s wear resistance. As long as the layer stays intact, salt water doesn’t even touch the stainless steel blade. PVD coatings like TiN have become standard additions to knives which see the hardest conditions like diver’s blades and military knives. Most companies don’t add that high-tech feature to ordinary fillet knives, but Berkley does.
Berkley, a major manufacturer of fishing gear, started in 1939 when founder Berkley Bedell invested $50 from his own paper route earnings to start a home-based business selling hand-tied trout flies to local anglers in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Bedell’s business evolved over the years into research as well as production, yielding Berkley’s own brands of monofilament fishing line and the higher quality Trilene.
See the Victorinox Breaking Knife for an even larger butcher’s tool.
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