12” long 1/2” wide steel with medium cut (more bite than the 3/8” steel) Medium abrasive honing rod suitable for western style stainless steel knives and up to moderately hard Japanese double bevel knives (approx 62 HRC).
Friedr. Herder Abr Sohn company is the longest continually operating knife making operation in Solingen Germany. It’s famous Pikas spade logo was registered in 1727 although their place in Solingen’s blade making traces further back. Friedr Herder has kept many old patterns in carbon steel in production and offers a variety of new production knives for professionals and home cooks. We are happy to include these in our lineup. When looking for old knives seeing that Herder handle with the spade rivet peeking out is always exciting, we think it’s still true of the new production knives as well.