Damascus Steel knives are said to have originated in Damascus Syria many centuries ago. They are made by taking many layers of high quality steel and forge (hammer) welding them together in very high heat. As the layers are forged together they are folded over each other. Once forged, ground and polished they form a super high quality and very beautiful knife of unmatched quality. The more layers of steel, the higher quality of the knife. By quality, we mean edge retention, sharpness and toughness of the blade.
Deep in the heart of Bavaria, the tradition that has existed since 1400 is being carried on by Luca Disler and Florian Pichler. These two artisans call themselves Messer Werk (knife makers). Messer Werk hand forges every knife they make with 360 layers of the highest quality tool steel and harden them to a hardness of 60-63 hrc.
Each knife is custom made and can come in a variety of handles and blade shapes. These knives are meant to last and be passed down from generation to generation. Since each is hand made, no two knives are exactly the same. Within Europe Messer Werk is highly respected in the area of custom knife manufacturing and now BKW brings these hand made blades of art to America and to your kitchen. Please note that it takes about 60 days to make one knife so please plan accordingly.