The knife industry is a tradition in Solsona that dates back to the sixteenth century. The company Pallares, founded in 1917, is today the only testimony to Solsona's (Spain) renowned knife-making industry. Throughout its history, Cuchilleria Pallares has chosen and still chooses the materials to be used by always seeking out the highest quality, and its main aim has been and still is the quality of the cutting edge, which is why all knives are sharpened by hand.
Carbon steel makes a harder and stronger cutting blade than stainless steel, it is also easier to sharpen. In return for its performance carbon steel will need a little bit of love and care, as it will tend to oxidise if not well maintained.