FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I purchase a knife?
1. A few times a month we release a batch of knives for sale on the website. It is best if you sign up for the newsletter so that you are informed about when this is and can be prepared for the release. You can sign up here.
Can I send my knife for sharpening/repair?
For your protection, we recommend that you ensure your return and use a traceable carrier that can provide you with delivery confirmation, including signature required. Mattia Borrani Cutlery shall not be responsible for items returned that are lost or damaged in transit.
What steels do you use?
We use a variety of carbon, stainless, and Damascus steels for our knives.
What materials do you use for the handles?
All of our handles are custom made and utilize the finest durable materials such as carbon fiber, G-carta, micarta, stabilized wood, G10, as well as various metals and alloys. We take great pride in offering a culmination of the best components in the industry in order to make a handle that is original and unique.
Carbon Fiber - An extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced material containing carbon fibers woven together and impregnated with a polymer resin such as epoxy. Used primarily by the aerospace and automotive industry because of its extremely strong and lightweight properties.
Micarta - Micarta is a brand name for composites of linen, canvas, paper, fiberglass, carbon fiber or other fabric in a thermosetting plastic. Micarta was developed by George Westinghouse around 1910. Resins are used to impregnate paper and cotton fabric which when cured under pressure and high temperature produce high strength laminates. fiber compounds. Today there are custom makers of the material doing beautiful work and variations that we utilize for our knives.
Stabilized Woods - Stabilized wood is wood that has been impregnated with a stabilizing solution as well as dyes if there is color added. Stabilized wood is much more durable and less prone to warping, shrinking, or cracking than untreated wood. Wood is put under vacuum and high pressure to ensure that the stabilizing solution completely impregnates the wood. After the wood has been completely infused it is then heat cured to transform the solution into a solid. We source our wood from some of the best makers in the industry who have transformed this stabilization process into an art.
G10 - G10 is a high-pressure fiberglass laminate. It is created by stacking multiple layers of glass cloth, soaking in epoxy resin, and then compressing the material under heat until the epoxy cures. G-10 is very similar to Micarta and carbon fiber laminates in the way it is produced except that the base material used is glass cloth. G-10 is the toughest of the glass fiber resin laminates available today and comes in a multitude of colors. Because of its high strength and low moisture absorption properties, it is a perfect material for kitchen knives.