By the begining of World War II, Herder was considered the largest, oldest, and finest cutlery manufacturer in the world. They produced cutlery for tradesmen from doctors to saddle makers--and even for the Nazi Army. During the invasion of Germany in 1945 the factory was targeted and bombed by Allied Forces, leaving the legendary factory in ruins. In 1990 Kevin Pipes, president of SMKW, purchased the remaining stock of finished and unfinished knives from a storage building where they had been forgotten since the end of the war. The Herder Factory Collection now on permanent display at SMKW is the only one in the world! SMKW is proud to offer you some of these pieces of cutlery history.
·Carbon steel construction
·Measurement refers to blade length
·Blade width: 3/4"
·Blade thickness: 1/16"
·Level of completion may vary due to the abrupt end of production caused by the war
·Made in Germany