Paul Zivi, a German metallurgist, developed the Mundial brand in Germany in 1931. Working with a team of German designers and engineers, Zivi established the sophisticated manufacturing process that today maintains the quality of Mundial knives from start to finish. Zivi and his team immigrated to Brazil in the 1930′s in order to take advantage of abundant and less expensive resources in South America. Mundial created its own alloy of high carbon stainless steel to be competitive with the well-known Solingen steel favored by European cutlers, successfully combining the wealth of the New World with the technology and craftsmanship of Germany. This allegiance to quality has been maintained throughout the years for all of Mundial’s products.<br><br>Today, every Mundial product is produced under a rigorous quality control program that spans the entire manufacturing process from the development of the steel to the final polishing of the blade. Upon completion, every Mundial product is individually tested to ensure sharpness, precision and durability. As proof of its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Mundial stands behind its products, backing every one with a full Lifetime Guarantee against defects in materials, construction and workmanship.<br><br>Mundial Inc. is currently among the leading North American brands of cutlery and kitchen accessories sold to the restaurant and institutional markets. It is also a leader in the retail and industrial scissors and shears categories. With a growing business in retail cutlery through gourmet, specialty and department stores, Mundial products are squarely positioned as high quality and upscale, but with a distinct value advantage. Thanks to manufacturing efficiencies and more competitive costs of raw materials (Brazil is one of the largest producers of steel in the world) Mundial can position its top quality products at extremely affordable retail prices.<br><br>Mundial combines Old World craftsmanship with modern technology to produce a broad selection of products unmatched in the world for strength, durability, beauty, comfort, and value.