Grip variants

 

Flat-Forged Pocket Knives Hippekniep – Short

The “Hippekniep” (Hippe means goat and Kniep means folding) is a historic pocket knife which, in the olden days, was originally used in goat herding to cut the hooves in case of injuries or growths. This knife bears testimony to an almost forgotten forging technique, that of “flat forging”. Here the forging is carefully beaten out flat and free-handily shaped by many blows of a semi-manual forging hammer on an anvil. This kind of forging can be recognised due to the typical depression which is clearly visible in the blade close to the handle. This depression shows where the hammer first struck. These knives have no thickening between the blade and handle, which is otherwise characteristic of so-called drop-forged knives. (Here the blade gets its shape in a prefabricated form and is not freely forged).Flat forging is one of the vanishing craft techniques in Germany. Through this type of forging, the blade maintains a high density and can be drawn out precisely from the base to the tip and finely tapered. Ground by hand, “blaugepließtet” (finely ground) and equipped with finely textured grip plates, the knife is one of the classics when it comes to beautiful and practical craft pieces.


Grip variants

 
Handle: Cherry wood
Rivets: Brass
Surface: carbon
Blade length: blue-glazed
Blade: ca. 70 mm / 2,75 inches
Overall length: ca. 165 mm
Art. no. 0157,275,02 carbon

Best used for

- cutting without a chopping board
- cutting on a chopping board
- peeling and coring
- fish and meat
- fruit and vegetables
- bread and other bakery products
- cheese and hard cured sausage