Manufacturing forged knives by hand in up to 55 work steps is the passion of the family company GÜDE, now in its fourth generation. In the Solingen manufactory, every knife becomes a handmade one-off.


Foundation of the manufactory by Karl Güde...at a time when more than 9,000 - mostly small - hand workshops were producing cutlery in Solingen and establishing the worldwide reputation of Solingen knives. From the very beginning, Güde knives were drop-forged from one piece of steel, ground by hand, fitted with handles and honed by hand - so they have always been among the highest quality Solingen products.