Cooksmill stock an extensive range of knives suitable for oriental cooking, peeling and paring. Perhaps one of our most popular knife ranges that we have for sale are Gustav Emil Ern knives. These high quality knives are hand crafted in Solingen, the knife centre of Germany. Knives and swords have been produced in this area for thousands of years, which is why it is the perfect place for Gustav to make their expertly designed blades.
Gustav Emil Ern Knives History
Henckels and Wustof, who were the largest two competitors to Gustav Emil Ern, started mass producing their knives after World War 2. This lowered the cost of production immensely and made it difficult for Gustav Emil Ern to compete against them.
They were one of the last companies to employ highly skilled craftsmen to make their knives, because they required such tenacious workers and skilled employees the business was quite small and when it came to "quantity over quality" after the war, they weren't able to keep up with this mass production so the business gradually began going under, until the total demise not long after World War 2. In recent years, however, there has been a resurgence in the worlds best chefs wanting to use a Gustav Emil Ern knife set, boasting that they provide exceptional quality and, if properly cared for, can look and perform as if brand new for years.
These world-renowned knives are hand-made on the border between Germany and Holland in a city called Solingen, which is often referred to as "The City of Blades". They are highly regarded as the best knives produced here, offering such a variety of styles varying from light weight to heavy and many other characteristics.
Overall Length: 450mm
Blade Length: 310mm
Blade Thickness: 1.4 mm
Style: Fully Forged, Full Tang, triple Brass Rivets
Steel: Carbon Steel
Hardness: 58 HRC
Handle Material: Wood Handle
Weight: around 150Grams
Made in: Germany 🇩🇪