Pro Balance Knives are revolutionary in concept and design. All Pro Balance Knives feature a hollow handle which can be opened to customise the weight by adding or removing small weights. If you like the sharpness of a true Japanese knife, but hate the weight of most Japanese knives, simply add in the included weights into the handle. By shifting the weights forwards or backwards you can alter the centre of balance of the knife which will either aid a pinch or hammer grip. The knife itself is no gimmick though and has an all S/S design and structure. The blade undergoes sub-zero treatment during the tempering stage to create an incredibly strong blade (made from German 1.4116 steel) with a +55 HRC rating, and hand sharpened to rival any Japanese brand. The knives slice through food effortlessly and all come with a special coloured end cap so you can tell which knife is which in the block. Always wash your knives by hand; dry thoroughly and never put them in a dishwasher. Knives should be stored in a block or other protective case to protect the blades and always kept out of reach of children.
These small scalloped knives are labelled as tomato knives as they are made precisely for cutting through fruits and vegetables with hard to break through skin. Most obviously tomatoes, but also kiwis, plums, grapes etc. These knives work really well when the center of the fruit is really soft or watery, where putting pressure on the fruit as you cut through could cause an explosion of its contents everywhere! Having a serrated knife will make things a bit easier. The blade is quite short, so these knives are not really useful for bread.