Traditional Solingen Windmill knife. This knife is regarded as the superior deluxe version of the renowned Lignum 3, another top-quality knife by Robert Herder. This superb kitchen knife is handcrafted by Rudolf Broch, the master knife maker. His traditional expertise and workmanship guarantee that this kitchen knife is crafted using techniques that have almost become obsolete. The blade is made of carbonic steel with a percentage of 1.1 carbon. The blade is therefore not stainless steel and must be maintained and protected with special care. This means that this knife needs to be cleaned well and dried thoroughly after each use. Its thinly ground blade has a hardness rating of 60-61 HRC. The blade is polished blue in the traditional way, which is something that is only done to top-of-the-range knives of outstanding quality. All this special treatment and processing does result in a knife that can in fact become rusty, but which is particularly sharp and which sharpens itself as it were during usage. All you have to do to ensure that your knife remains razor-sharp for life is to use a sharpening steel from time to time.
The handle is manufactured from walnut and is fastened by brass rivets. The wooden handle also requires more care and maintenance than a plastic handle does. It is recommended that you rub some (linseed) oil on the handle from time to time to protect it well. This also helps the handle to retain its beautiful natural colour.
All in all, this is no ordinary knife. Give this knife the care it deserves and you will enjoy many years of service from the best knife you could ever wish for.
Under no circumstances should a knife of this excellent calibre be cleaned in the dishwasher, nor, for that matter, any other good, high-quality knives.
This knife comes equipped with a leather sheath and a bottle of oil for maintaining the handle.
This knife cannot be etched since it is manufactured from high-carbon steel.The result does not meet our requirements.
Robert Herder knives are largely hand-made, which may cause for a longer delivery time. This can also mean that the delivery time on our website can be subject to change. When the knife is ‘in stock’ we have received it from the factory and can ship it out to you.