3" carbon steel paring knife with copper beech wood handle.
This carbon steel 'Mittelspitz' style is a great 3" spear-pointed paring knife, perfect for smaller tasks or in-hand paring. These knives were used widely among the everyday cook, and would commonly be used in the Salle D'Office or the pantry prep room. Windmuehlenmesser is known for their office knives!
Robert Herder Windmuehlenmesser 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 Windmuehlenmesser have worked hard to establish an apprentice program at their workshop, where they’ve preserved old techniques that have nearly disappeared from Solingen.
Carbon steel requires care to keep from rusting; it should be dried immediately after use and never left soaking or wet. Carbon steel gets sharper and holds its edge longer than stainless.