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New: Carl Mertens kitchen knives

With Carl Mertens we recently welcomed a new member to our ever-growing kitchen knife family. These knives from Solingen are a little different from many other German brands. Carl Mertens is not afraid to enter paths less-travelled, daring and absolutely not conservative. A continuous search for innovation and following the current trends is what characterizes this brand.  The result is a range of exceptionally designed knives, with surprising details.

Of course there is more to Carl Mertens than striking designs. As befits a German brand Carl Mertens represents sustainability, functionality and precision. To put it more specifically: Gründlichkeit. And we can definitely state that the company has more than enough experience to call itself a real specialist. After all, for nearly 100 years the company has been busy producing kitchen tools.

Extensive kitchen empire

Already in 1919 Carl Mertens started as the supplier of sharpened knife steel and handles. However, over time they started focusing on cutlery after which the company became a fully-fledged kitchenware empire. Led by Curt Mertens Jr., Carl’s grand-son, the range of this family company expanded with practically everything you can come up with when you think of (preparing) food and drinks. 

Two collections of kitchen knives

Recently we added a number of Carl Mertens kitchen knives to our own range. Or better said: two different series, the Carl and the Metz. Both are comprised of all imaginable kitchen knives, from chef’s knives to peeling knives and from Santoku to sashimi knives. The difference between both series can be found in the choice of materials. The blade of the Carl collection is made from X50CrMoV15-steel, while Cromova was used for the Metz collection. The handle differs only slightly. Both collections have been enhanced with walnut wood. The Metz-collection, however, has handles made from European walnut wood while the Carl handles are made from American walnut wood and a little darker. In terms of design the Metz collection is perhaps a little more striking because of its sabre grind.

Don’t waste another second and discover the Carl Mertens kitchen knives for yourself!