Balance Knives from Pfeilring, a German-based manufacturer of manicure instruments and kitchen knives, has launched a new line of cutlery that focuses on balance and weight to differentiate from the competition, the company said.
A stainless steel end cap on the butt of the knife serves as a balance weight and also shows the length and type of blade for quick identification. It also underlines the technical functions and comfort, the company noted. A central dent also serves to add balance between the blade and grip.
Constructed of German MoV Steel in Asia, the line was designed by Murken Hansen, a design team led by German industrial designers Hauke Murken and Sven Hansen. The handle is molded POM. The line will be on display at the NY Now winter market, Ambiente and the International Home + Housewares Show in March.
The U.S. launch will include a 7.5-cm peeling knife, 8.7-cm paring knife, 12-cm utility knife, 12-cm steak knife, 12-cm cheese knife, 16-cm carving fork, 20-cm slicer, 17-cm Santoku, 20-cm Chef’s knife and a 23-cm bread knife. According to the company, the line is being targeted towards retailers such as Crate and Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table and more.