Wüsthof – SINCE 1814
Large parts of Europe were still under the grip of the Napoleonic Wars when Johann Abraham Wüsthof founded his “Shears Factory, Steel and Iron Works” in 1814. Calling it a factory was optimistic: day in and day out, our company founder toiled away in an underground cellar, making scissors. Yet Johann Wüsthof's optimism was soon to pay off. Over the years, the company grew and gained greater recognition -- thanks in part to Wüsthof's three sons, who all learned their father’s trade.