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.
How Gustav Emil Ern Knives are Manufactured
The process of making their knives differs depending on whether the knife is forged or stamped however they are all made to meet the same high standards and usually all boast a none slip handle, which is highly beneficial when working with wet foods such as fish. To help you decide which knife is most suitable for you and the tasks you wish to perform Cooksmill have created a knife guide.
Unlike other knife designers Gustav Emil's team have created a set of knives that are the perfect weight for both intricate and heavy duty tasks, sharpened to perfection before they are released for sale, these knives are high quality without a ridiculous price tag.
An important feature of all Gustav Emil Ern's knives is that they are all made with synthetic handles that look and feel like wood but have the hygienic advantages of plastic. Gustav Emil Ern ice harden their blades for added strength, making knives such as a German Vegetable Knife ideal for tasks such as cutting through hard root vegetables.
All of the Gustav knives have taper-ground edges which makes them sharp and effortless when put to work. Perfect for precise chopping and slicing, a Turning Knife is designed to carry out small intricate tasks such as peeling and adding touches like flower designs into garnishes.
Overall Length: 260mm
Blade Length: 130mm
Blade Thickness: 1.4 mm
Style: Half Tang, 3 small Rivets
Steel: Solingen Carbon steel
Hardness: 58 HRC
Handle Material: Wood Handle
Weight: around 250Grams
Made in: Germany 🇩🇪