Order The Perfect Pairing Knife in Time for The Holidays

Order The Perfect Pairing Knife in Time for The Holidays

The 2017 holiday season is nearly upon us, and the perfect paring knife is a wonderful gift option for the professional or casual chef in your life.

We’ve been touting the wonderful EDGES Custom Cutlery line for quite some time now, and with good reason. Edges Custom Cutlery is a line of cutlery developed by designer Anthony Michael Salerno and his father Peter Salerno (Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer) to bring pro chefs and serious home chefs some of the finest performing ergonomic cutlery that can be offered.

EDGES Perfect paring knife

Since EDGES’ inception in 2015, the line of custom cutlery has been highly regarded by its buyers, as well as some highly notable chefs and kitchen artisans. One such review came from Mary A. Moulds, the Culinary Events Manager for Miele USA:

All I can is “Wow”! Where I am normally grabbing 5-6 different knives to do particular things in the kitchen, I was able  to call 3 knives my “go-to” for the evening. There was so much versatility and flexibility in these knives that served dual purposes for the novice or experienced chef.

EDGES Perfect paring knife

EDGES Custom Cutlery recently released a fleet of Perfect Paring Knives in time for the 2017 holiday season. These 4″ paring knives feature full tang construction and are entirely handmade by master knifemaker Aldo Bruno, with custom design by Anthony Michael Salerno.

Each knife is made to order, ensuring that your EDGES Perfect Paring Knife is truly one-of-a-kind, and unique to any other paring knife on the market. Each custom knife order comes with your choice of handle material, pin material, and color (if stabilized wood).

EDGES Perfect paring knife

In addition, each 4″ paring knife features an AEB-L stainless blade with satin finish. The liner material is Black Micarta.

This article features several of your options for EDGES’ Perfect Paring Knife this season, including olive and red stabilized wood handles and a gorgeous option featuring American White Oak taken from wine barrel staves.

For more information on ordering a custom EDGES Perfect Paring Knife, please visit the official EDGES Custom Cutlery store page, or call (201) 251-6608.

 

KBIS 2017 in Orlando: Take the Tiny House Challenge and More!

Tiny House Challenge, NKBA 30 Under 30 Headline KBIS 2017

The KBIS 2017 Conference is moving to Orlando this year, and it’s never been bigger (or better)! From the Discovery District to KBIS NeXT, the socially active #KBTribe to the Cedia Smart Home Pavilion, there are more facets, features and fun finds at KBIS 2017 than ever before.

KBIS 2017 comes to Orlando on Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)
KBIS 2017 comes to Orlando on Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)

The KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) 2017 conference runs from January 10-12, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For 50 years, KBIS has been the voice of the kitchen and bath industrys. Owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands.

In an unprecedented level of displays, over 500 brands (1oo of them brand new) will be placed across two massive halls at KBIS 2017. The ability to source, shop, connect and interact with the top brands, products and manufacturers in one location makes KBIS unique from any other convention.

Here are a few highlights of what is sure to be an amazing KBIS 2017 convention!

A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.

KBIS 2017’s Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition

One of the most entertaining new aspects of KBIS 2017 is sure to be the Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition. Based loosely on the hit HGTV show and NKBA’s ingenuity, entrants will capitalize on the “tiny house challenge” trend and compete to win fantastic tech/gadget prizes. The esteemed panel of judges for the KBIS 2017 Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition includes Peter Salerno (CMKBD), NKBA member and most award-winning NKBA/KBIS designer since 2003.

NKBA and KBIS NeXT Present the 2017 30 Under 30

The prestigious “2017 30 Under 30” list was released by the NKBA, and its slate of young design professionals will be in attendance at KBIS 2017 as part of the KBIS NeXT series. The 30 Under 30 Awards were created in 2013 to recognize the elite young future of the industry and promote their growth through recognition, education and career enhancement opportunities.

The 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Awards inductees will be a centerpiece of the KBIS 2017 convention. Their research, work and team-building focus will conclude with a KBISNeXT 2017 stage presentation and question-and-answer session on January 11, 2017.

The KBIS 2017 Innovative Showroom Awards

KBIS 2017 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards!
KBIS 2017 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards!

The Innovative Showroom Awards celebrate existing showrooms in the kitchen & bath space that are doing a great job of engagement, creating an unforgettable experience, and educating their customers. Showrooms will be judged on their innovative, unique and interactive showroom design and will be awarded at KBIS 2017 on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage.

Past winners of Innovative Showroom Awards include such notable names as ANN SACKS Chicago, PIRCH Atlanta, and Peter Salerno Inc. of Wyckoff, NJ.

For more information or to register for the KBIS 2017 convention (January 10-12, 2017 in Orlando, FL), please visit this link.

Give The Christmas Gift of Custom Handcrafted Cutlery in 2016!

Click Here for Exclusive Christmas 2016 Custom Cutlery Deals!

For the serious home chef, restauranteur, fine chef, sommelier, or culinary arts expert in your life, there’s nothing quite like a handcrafted piece of custom cutlery. For our money, there is no better Christmas 2016 custom cutlery gift option than a piece of fine knifeware from EDGES Custom Cutlery.

The brainchild of designer and knifemaker Anthony Michael Salerno (AKTI, NKBA Member), EDGES is a state-of-the-art custom cutlery and knifeware line designed for the individual user in mind. Each piece of EDGES cutlery is handcrafted and made to order based on client specifications – ensuring that your piece of EDGES custom cutlery is wholly unique, never to be duplicated.

Yes, every piece in the EDGES custom cutlery line is made by hand!

EDGES Custom Cutlery is a line that brings pro chefs and serious home chefs some of the finest performing ergonomic cutlery that can be offered. EDGES is distributed in Wyckoff, NJ at Peter Salerno, Inc., and is available at BuyKitchenKnives.com.

Each of the knives pictured below (and on BuyKitchenKnives.com) is currently priced TO MOVE for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. This includes the stunning, world-class Sommelier Collection, in which each piece uses genuine American White Oak from used wine barrel staves.

The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.
The EDGES cutlery Sommelier collection: the perfect 2016 holiday gift for chefs and wine lovers.

Anthony designed these knives with three aspects in mind: Performance, Handling, and Looks. Each knife has its own distinct look and feel while remaining balanced, ergonomic, and light. All EDGES custom knives are perfectly balanced at the ricasso with contoured handles to ensure your knife feels like an extension of your hand.

Since its inception, EDGES has quickly established a reputation as a state-of-the-art balance of performance, handling, and looks. The ergonomic design of each custom EDGES cutlery piece is perfectly balanced at the ricasso with meticulously contoured handles.

The rest of the active EDGES custom cutlery line currently available for sale can be viewed (and purchased) at BuyKitchenKnives.com, the premier online source for custom-crafted knives, cutlery, and artwork – OR by contacting Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or via the contact form below.

Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).
Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).
Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
The Red Monarch, one of the debut knives in the EDGES custom cutlery collection from Peter Salerno Inc.!
The Red Monarch, one of the debut knives in the EDGES custom cutlery collection from Peter Salerno Inc.!
EDGES custom cutlery is now available at BuyKitchenKnives.com!
EDGES custom cutlery is now available at BuyKitchenKnives.com!

New Summer 2016 EDGES Custom Cutlery Collection On Sale!

EDGES Custom Cutlery’s Stunning Summer 2016 Collection

After a gorgeous debut line that sold out as quickly as it arrived, EDGES Custom Cutlery is back in the market with its stunning Summer 2016 custom cutlery line.

The brainchild of designer and knifemaker Anthony Michael Salerno (AKTI, NKBA Member), EDGES is a state-of-the-art custom cutlery and knifeware line designed for the individual user in mind. Each piece of EDGES cutlery is handcrafted and made to order based on client specifications – ensuring that your piece of EDGES custom cutlery is wholly unique, never to be duplicated.

Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).
Signature Series Acid Splash High Carbon Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $750 (with custom leather pouch).

Anthony designed these knives with three aspects in mind: Performance, Handling, and Looks. Each knife has its own distinct look and feel while remaining balanced, ergonomic, and light. All EDGES custom knives are perfectly balanced at the ricasso with contoured handles to ensure your knife feels like an extension of your hand.

The Summer 2016 EDGES Custom Cutlery line features several centerpiece knives:

  • The debut Signature Series: Japanese-inspired knife design with superior sushi-grade edge geometry with a long, thin tapered blade and full-tang construction. This is perfect for the knife collector and serious chef that wants a superior performing knife with a Japanese design.
  • The “Purple Pair” Prince Tribute Set: an artistic dedication to the late, great musical artist Prince. This pair of purple knives (a gorgeous paring knife and Monarch dovetail knife) is a must-own for discriminating knife collectors and chefs who love music.
  • The Gentleman’s BBQ Knife: a stunning BBQ knife with a combination-handle with rich wood grain and amber hues. Based off the EDGES Sovereign knife design, this BBQ knife is hardy enough to cut through your grilled meat dishes and fine enough to slice your appetizers, vegetables and garnishes. The ultimate in exquisite barbecue cutlery.

The EDGES Custom Cutlery line (and its Summer 2016 collection) are available exclusively through Peter Salerno Inc. Please visit their website or call (201) 251-6608 to order one of the knives featured in this article, or to place your own custom order.

EDGES Custom Cutlery Photo Gallery: Summer 2016

Limited Edition: Prince “Purple Pair” Tribute

"Purple Pair" Prince Tribute Set from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $875.
“Purple Pair” Prince Tribute Set from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $875.

Signature Series

Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.
Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.
Signature Series w/ Stainless Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $675.
Signature Series w/ Stainless Blade from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $675.

Custom BBQ Knives

Gentlemen's BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $525.
Gentlemen’s BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $525.
Natural Spalted Handle BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail 475.
Natural Spalted Handle BBQ Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail 475.

Paring Knives

Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Black and Blue Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Green Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Green Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $250.
Hunter Orange Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $275.
Hunter Orange Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $275.
Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.
Signature Series Paring Knife from EDGES Custom Cutlery. Retail $300.

 

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in 201 Magazine’s Home Issue

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in 201 Magazine’s Home Issue

What Does This Design Have To Do With Al Capone?

World-class custom bathroom design, an award-winning designer, a beautiful New Jersey home, and the notorious Al Capone. What could all these things possibly have in common?

You can find out this month by picking up a copy of (201) Magazine’s fantastic Home Issue, featuring an exclusive look inside a gorgeous custom bathroom design by Peter Salerno Inc.‘s Anthony Michael Salerno and Peter Salerno.

Pick up (201) Magazine's Home Issue to see a Pete rSalerno Inc. bath design - how does it feature Al Capone?
Pick up (201) Magazine’s Home Issue to see a Pete rSalerno Inc. bath design – how does it feature Al Capone?

The article, “Bathing Beauties (Six bathtubs that make a splash)”, is a fantastic piece written by Brooke Perry for (201) Magazine. Inside the article lies a beautiful spread of bathroom design photos taken by renowned photographer Peter Rymwid, showcasing this exquisite custom Peter Salerno Inc. bath design.

Included in this design is a stunning feature made from reclaimed tin – rumored to have been owned by Al Capone himself! The tin was reclaimed from a Chicago site that was once a speakeasy, which adds even more validity to the claim. The rumored backstory of Al Capone owning the tin that now finds its home in this stunning bath design only adds to its mystique, luxury and charm.

The outstanding tile design in this bathroom was imagined by Marissa DePiero of Stratta, The Tile Boutique. Other notable features in this 2016 Peter Salerno Inc. custom bath design include the porcelain tile floor which mimics wood plank, a walk-in shower and the tub itself (a true centerpiece of the design).

But don’t take our word for it! Pick up a copy of (201) Magazine’s Home Issue today and see for yourself why this design is truly a “Bathing Beauty”.

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., winner of 34 national design awards since 2002, and to place your own custom bath design order, fill out the contact form below or call (201) 251-6608!

Peter Salerno Inc. Unveils EDGES Cutlery Collection [SNEAK PREVIEW]

Peter Salerno Inc. Unveils EDGES Cutlery Collection [SNEAK PREVIEW]

Exclusive Blog Sneak Peek at EDGES Cutlery Collection

The EDGES custom cutlery collection will soon be unveiled to the public by Peter Salerno Inc. But why wait? We’re giving our loyal blog readers an exclusive sneak preview into the EDGES creation process – from inception through production, creation and delivery!

The EDGES custom cutlery collection is the brainchild of Anthony Michael Salerno (AKTI and NKBA member) and will be available exclusively through Peter Salerno Inc. This world-class custom cutlery collection offers fine selections for everyone, from professional chefs to home kitchen owners looking for the very best in one-of-a-kind knives and cutlery.

Check out this exclusive EDGES video from Peter Salerno Inc.:

At Peter Salerno, Inc. it’s important that we not only deliver the ultimate kitchen, but the ultimate cooking experience as well. Cooking is a passion that every designer at Peter Salerno, Inc. shares. Through this passion we discovered that the most important tool while preparing food was the kitchen knife. A poor quality knife can turn cooking into a chore instead of a fun activity.

After speaking with dozens of home-cooks and professional chefs, Anthony Michael Salerno, AKTI, NKBA Member, designed a collection of simple yet elegant designs for both the home kitchen and professional kitchen. Peter Salerno, Inc. collaborated with Aldo Bruno (New Jersey Steel Baron) to use only the highest quality materials and ensure that each knife is hand-ground and hand-assembled right here in New Jersey to bring each client a truly custom piece by local knifemakers.

A sneak peek at the debut EDGES custom cutlery collection from the finishing room!
A sneak peek at the debut EDGES custom cutlery collection from the finishing room!

Anthony designed these knives with three aspects in mind: Performance, Handling, and Looks. Each knife has its own distinct look and feel while remaining balanced, ergonomic, and light. All of our knives are perfectly balanced at the ricasso with contoured handles to ensure your knife feels like an extension of your hand.

Place your custom EDGES order today by calling 201.251.6608!

Here are details on 7 of the centerpiece custom cutlery designs in the EDGES collection.

The Sovereign: This knife was created for serious home-chefs and pro chefs. It features a more aggressive look, sports front and back bolsters, two sets of spacers, and our USA-Made San Mai featuring 420 Stainless with a 52100 Carbon Core. $1,200

The Monarch: This knife has a more fluid design than it’s bigger brother. It features the same ergonomics as the Sovereign except sports a dovetail butt and is made entirely of AEB-L Stainless or 52100 Carbon. Great for any pro or home chef. Starting at $625.

The Shogun: This Japanese inspired knife features the same edge geometry as all our other chef knives and our full-tang construction while adopting a classic Japanese cutlery design. This is perfect for the knife collector and serious chef that wants a superior performing knife with a Japanese design. Starting at $600.

The Yoshoku: A santoku knife, great for chopping and dicing hard vegetables and hacking through light bones. Starting at $625.

The Primus: The perfect 6″ utility knife. This is a great knife to use at BBQ’s, fishing trips, and camping trips where the chef knife is too big and the paring knife is too small. Starting at $350.

The Steward: Our most popular model next to our Monarch, this small paring knife has the same great ergonomics as our chef knives. It is light and nimble, allowing for unparalleled handling during a variety of different tasks. This is the quintessential companion piece for your chef knife. Starting at $225.

The Bon Pane: Our unique bread knife design was created to allow for more natural joint movement and hand positioning while cutting bread. The ergonomics allow the knife to be held perfectly perpendicular to the cutting board. Starting at $400.

The official Peter Salerno Inc. blog will be providing more information about the debut launch of the EDGES custom cutlery collection. You can place your custom order today by calling 201.251.6608.

EDGES Custom Cutlery Collection: Style, Design and Materials [PHOTOS]

EDGES Custom Cutlery Collection: Style, Design and Materials [PHOTOS]

Discover The EDGES Custom Cutlery and Chef’s Knives Collection

In our last article on the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog, we debuted the new EDGES Custom Cutlery by Anthony Michael Salerno collection. Blending practical design with professional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, the EDGES collection is truly the custom cutlery collection of choice for the discerning chef.

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Now, take a closer look at the EDGES custom cutlery collection (which is currently available through Peter Salerno Inc.). What influenced the EDGES style? What materials are used? How are the knives created, crafted and forged? And what makes EDGES a truly superior line of custom cutlery?

Call the Peter Salerno Inc. office at (201) 251-6608 to place an order.

Find out exclusive details about EDGES custom cutlery here.

EDGES Custom Cutlery: Select Your Steel

Edges custom cutlery: The Monarch.
Edges custom cutlery: The Monarch.

Not only can you select from one of EDGES’ six custom cutlery and chef’s knife options, but you can have your EDGES cutlery crafted in three different types of steel.

  • AEB-L Stainless – the highest quality stainless available for kitchen cutlery.

  • 52100 High Carbon Steel – a carbon steel known for extreme durability and given a “forced patina” to assist in rust prevention. 

  • San-Mai – a mixture of high carbon and stainless steel. A carbon steel core is sandwiched between two pieces of stainless for a piece that is not only beautiful to look at, but extremely effective in the kitchen. 

In addition, there is absolutely no plastic used in the construction of EDGES handles, which are fitted with solid pins and crafted from the highest-quality materials. All EDGES knife handles come with a polished finish standard.

Currently, EDGES custom cutlery handles are available in stabilized burl, carbon fiber, stabilized exotic woods, and synthetics and acrylics such as mother of pearl and Kirinite. Handle pins are available in 304 stainless steel, omitted bolster (Micarta or G10), brass and G10.

EDGES Custom Cutlery: Design With Function In Mind

Edges custom cutlery: The Steward (paring knife).
Edges custom cutlery: The Steward (paring knife).

EDGES knives have gone through countless redesigns and testing to ensure the perfect cut, the perfect fit, and the perfect look.  Knives in two handle sizes (Full Sized & Petite) to ensure that no matter who is using the set, there will always be a perfect fit between knife and hand. The contours of EDGES knives are more than just “pretty lines;” every curve is about function and ease of use.

Perhaps most impressive about these beautiful custom knives is their impeccable point of balance. At a recent Peter Salerno Inc. event, master chefs such as Michael Latour were able to balance EDGES knives on a fingertip at their fulcrum (the finger choil); no blade outweighs its handle, or vice versa. The attention to balance creates an effortless cutting motion for the user.

Anthony Michael Salerno and the EDGES team spent countless hours developing the ideal edge geometry for these knives. As a result, even an inexperienced home cook can create paper-thin tomato slices with ease.

For more information about the individual knives and cutlery sets available in the current EDGES collection, click here. To place an order, call Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608.