Each knife in the Alpha Olive Series begins as a single piece of specially alloyed Chrome-Vanadium-Moly cutlery steel, beginning with hand forging and continuing through more than forty separate steps in the production process before completion. The grip scales are crafted from very hard 100-200 year old olive wood which resists moisture and exhibits a beautiful grain giving each knife a special elegance all its own. Ice hardened stainless steel; hand sharpened – not for the dishwasher!
Olive wood is very hard, weatherproof, strongly textured and therefore particularly elegant. Olive trees are medium-sized reaching a height of about 10 to 20 meters. It grows slowly and often a bit knobby in old age. Olive Trees are mainly found in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. The oldest however are said to be found in Spain and believed to be older than 1,700 years.