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Portrait – What makes us different


Windmühlenmesser Solingen – Thumbnail test


Windmühlenmesser-Manufactory Solingen

Windmühlenmesser - Manufacturer Robert Herder has been manufacturing knives of exceptional quality and shape since time immemorial. Our positive approach towards craftsmanship is the foundation which still allows us to identify and appreciate the old Solingen craft trades today. It provides the basis for our wishing to retain and continue to uphold still existent know-how.

We are certain that, with our craftsmanship, we produce better and more carefully manufactured knives than other knife manufacturers. Our motto: “Good knives are made by hand.” The craftsmanship of our grinders and fine-glaze grinders, particularly that of our “blue-glazed” grinders, plays an important role. This work requires very great precision, skill, pa-tience and a good eye in order to achieve the required quality.

As this work used to be the work of the master grinders, we call the blue-glazed knives “Today’s Masterpieces”.

Windmühlenmesser – the craftsmanship of polishers and grinders

Windmühlenmesser – the craftsmanship of polishers and grinders


Mounting – The riveting

Mounting – The riveting


Windmühlenmesser – Rusting companions