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These knives have been made to commemorate the 140th year anniversary at Windmuehlenmesser, and are identical to represent original craftsmanship in 1922, known as 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. Carbon steel requires more care to take care of but gets sharper and holds its edge longer than stainless.
Robert Herder Windmuehlen knives are hand made 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.