Our Cutlery

Anatomy of a Hammer Stahl Knife

Hammer Stahl knives are made in the tradition of the great German knife makers, but with a patented new design and a manufacturing process that allows them to be affordable. Hammer Stahl knives are coveted for their razor sharp cutting edge, hand forged quality and quad tang design, which makes them some of the more balanced knives in the world today.

hammer stahl cutlery

1. German Steel: Our cutlery is made from top-quality German X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless steel. It is forged and tempered to precise specifications and a Rockwell hardness of 55 - 57 that provides a superior edge and lasting durability.

2. Razor Sharp Edge: The razor sharp edges are precisely measured by laser for a world-class cutting edge. The blades are sharpened to a 20 degree bevel angle.

3. Comfortable Grip: Our knives are engineered with a sloped bolster to provide a comfortable grip.

4. Beautiful Handle: Our Pakkawood handles are infused with phenolic resin that combines the beautiful look of wood with the durability of plastic.

5. Quad Tang Design: The quad tang design, with the handle's steel exposed on all four sides, provides exceptional balance and superior comfort.

razor sharp

high carbon
german steel

elegantly crafted

combines beauty
with function

loved by home cooks


The knives are German steel and the handle has a nice comfortable grip. Aside from performance, the beauty of the Pakkawood handle makes the set look like artwork on my countertop.

Ken G.

I love these knives and got them at a spectacular price. Super sharp. Great hand feel. Exactly what I was looking for!

Scott E.

Perfectly weighted and for me the best size for most prep work. Nothing sticks to the blade and it washes up nicely. Plus the wood is gorgeous.

Leah K.

These knives are every bit as beautiful in really life as they are in pictures. Very sturdy. Sharp! They look amazing on my counter and feel great in my hand.

Adelina V.

This one I got for slicing and carving my bigger cuts of meat and it does a great job at it. Stays sharp. Fits my hand perfectly. Love it.

Cara B.