This Mundial 5100 steak knife features a 4-inch serrated-edge blade for cutting through even the toughest meats with ease. For many chefs, nothing beats the ergonomic comfort or classic styling of fully forged cutlery in "basic black." Mundial's 5100 Series Black is just that. The company's oldest line of fully forged knives, it exemplifies all the expertise that Mundial has acquired through its more than 70 years of crafting gourmet knives. 5100 Series Black is fully forged from high-carbon stainless steel and features a durable polyacetal handle in the traditional three-rivet style.
The Value of a Fully-Forged Knife
Mundial knives, with very few exceptions, are fully forged in a manufacturing process that combines innovative technology with old-world tradition and expertise. In the forging process, steel is heated to an extremely high temperature, set into a die, and hammered into the shape of the basic blade. Following a heating and cooling process, the forged blade is ground to create a full taper to the cutting edge. The result is a stronger, thicker, more resilient blade that flares smoothly at the heel to blend into the shape of the handle. Fully forged cutlery offers an array of key benefits, including greater tensile strength, increased durability, lasting sharpness, and better balance and control.
Mundial's computer-aided design creates the perfect shape and balance for chopping, dicing, and slicing all types of food. The knives are fully forged from high-carbon chrome molybdenum stainless steel for the best edge retention and sharpening ease. Each knife also undergoes Mundial's computerized blade grinding and polishing process to create a precise taper from tip to bolster (the quality bolster is the main feature of any truly forged knife). Busy chefs will appreciate the ergonomically crafted handles with full tangs, which deliver comfort, balance, and durability. Every Mundial knife is also hand sharpened and individually tested for ultimate performance.
How do Mundial knives compare to other premium cutlery? In addition to its extensive quality control procedures, Mundial regularly submits its products to an international independent testing facility. These standardized testing methodologies continue to show that Mundial knives are among the best in the world.