The Windmühlenmesser 'K' series knives are inspired by classic Japanese double bevel designs. They have impressively thin geometry and are easy to sharpen, making them a shop favorite. The blades feature a 'blue' glaze, a shiny final polish achieved by using a synthetic stone powder. The ergonomic handles are hand polished and shaped in house.
Robert Herder Windmühlenmesser knives are made in Solingen, Germany, and still utilize old hand-work techniques. Their fine, hand-ground blades are extremely light and ground thin- they offer a great cutting feel that is not possible with chunky, mechanized-ground blades. Paired with a slight convexity, it makes for reduced friction and sticking during cutting.
Windmühlenmesser has worked hard to establish an extensive apprenticeship program at their workshop. There, craftspeople work to preserve old techniques that have nearly disappeared from Solingen.
Steel type: Stainless, made of stainless chromium molybdenum vanadium steel with 0.7% carbon.
Handle type: Walnut Wood
Overall Length: 14 3/4”
Heel at heel: 2”
Cutting edge: 9”