When you think of purchasing knives, think of the type of food you like to cook. If your menus frequently include bone-in meats, German knives are the knives for you. They're made of high-carbon stainless steel, but are less brittle than Asian knives. This means if you hit a bone (for example, if you're cutting apart a rack of ribs), the knife is more forgiving and less likely to chip. German knives are easy to hone and sharpen, and if well cared for, will give you decades of service.
The German knives we sell are manufactured in Solingen, Germany, a city long renowned for its history of fine knife-making. Many knife factories there have been around for hundreds of years.