Gladius Cerberus

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Category Professional

Model 11311SW03L


Total length: 380 mm

Blade length: 245 mm

Handle Length: 135 mm

Max blade width: 50 mm

Spine thickness: 2.4 mm

Weight: 272 gr.

About Cerberus models

Our Cerberus knife, inspired by Cerberus (in ancient Greek: Κέρβερος, Kérberos) was a character from Greek mythology, that is, one of the monsters guarding the entrance to the underworld on which the god Hades reigned. His job was to guard Hades' or Averno's access so that none of the dead could get out. The term Cerberus has entered the Italian language to designate, par excellence and often ironically, a grim and difficult to overcome guardian.

For this historical / cultural reason, Gladius Design has decided to name this Cerberus knife, our knife like the mythological character, it is a grim tool in the hands of our dear Chefs friends, like the mythological dog, although it is not beautiful but it is extremely effective.

Gladius Design has decided to design and manufacture this knife, to meet the growing demand for Japanese models, but despite having analogies with the classic Japanese knives, Cerberus is more similar to the "giuto kiritsuke", although there are significant differences in the handle.

Technical specifications

A universal chef knife, compact, precise and reliable.

For its moderate size, it is really very compact, it is also suitable for home kitchens and home use.

Cerberus for its size is a knife suitable for men but also for women.

An Italian or Russian or American housewife could have a Cerberus in her kitchen and perform all the cutting functions.

The model combines the qualities of both a "giuto" and a "nakiri".

Advantages of Cerberus

Cerberus is compact, strong, precise and reliable.

The compact design gives the possibility to work in a limited space and on small cutting boards. At the same time, Cerberus has kept the width of a large kitchen knife, which allows us to maintain a uniform cut even when we cut large products and large bunches of vegetables.

The shape of the tip is made in such a way as to preserve the possibility of cutting with a puncture or making a delicate cut.

The peculiar characteristics of the knife allow to implement most of the cutting methods and techniques. Its design and its functional balance allows you to challenge the law of gravity, significantly reducing the friction of the air that cuts through the blade.

The handle design is made in such a way that, with any cutting technique, the knuckles of the hand do not touch the chopping board below.

The handle is ergonomic and comfortable, for any type of grip, the operator's hand adheres totally to the handle, as if it were a glove, which allows you to maintain total control of the cutting process and in any situation.

The ergonomic design of the handle avoids callous formations in different points of the hand, safeguarding the integrity of the limb in total motion.

The blade is made of a type of composite steel, made up of three layers of laminate, where the central core is made of hardened stainless steel, ACUTO 440 with Rockwell hardness index equal to the HRC 58-59 value, which guarantees a sharpening that lasts over time, while the 2 side plates are made of AISI304 stainless steel for food use, which meets the strictest hygiene requirements.

This type of steel, multifunctional, lends itself to being easily ground and

with any tool. The peculiar properties of this 3-layer laminate gives the knife a great and long-lasting elasticity, the blade curves but does not break.

Scientific tests in our laboratories have shown that the blade of the knife, subjected to constant stress, can be bent up to 60/90 degrees, obviously this is not an irreversible process, the blade returns to its original shape if subjected to a force equal and constant.

The ergonomic handle is made of a material called G10, resistant to thermal, mechanical and chemical stress. A material that has no thermal expansion, resistant to repeated washing in the dishwasher, and an inert antibacterial material, which guarantees total sterilization.