7" carbon steel compact chef knife with walnut wood handle
The '1922' mid-pointed, compact chef's knife is perfect for a smaller prep space or board. These knives have been made to commemorate the 140th year anniversary at Windmuehlenmesser, and are identical to represent original craftsmanship in 1922; the 'Golden Times'. These knives are die-forged with a small, classic bolster, dry fine-ground, and blue glazed by hand. Made with high-grade carbon steel, they have a hardness of 60 HRC and are handled with walnut wood, hand-shaped and sanded.
Robert Herder Windmuhlenmesser knives are handmade in Solingen, Germany utilizing old hand-work techniques. The fine, hand-ground blades are extremely light and thin, and offer a great cutting feel that is not possible with chunky, mechanized ground blades. There is no excess steel on the blades, and the slight convexity makes for reduced friction and sticking during cutting. Robert Herder Windmuhlenmesser have worked hard to establish an apprentice program at their workshop to preserve old techniques that nearly disappeared from Solingen.
Carbon steel requires more care to take care of but gets sharper and holds its edge longer than stainless.