Cooking knives & kitchen knives from Polkowski Knives
We are authorized knife store from Solingen. Immerse yourself in the complete, current range of chef’s knives and knife accessories from Polkowski Knives. Handmade, forged knives of the highest quality and sharpness. Polkowski Knives stands for honest, original craftsmanship and is widely appreciated for this by professional chefs and hobby cooks.
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Polkowski Knives, best chef’s knife quality since 1910
For four generations, Polkowski Knives has been manufacturing high-quality chef’s knives in Solingen. The clear philosophy of the company from the beginning in 1910 until today is to produce forged knives of the highest quality by hand. Polkowski Knives is committed to the centuries-old art of knife making. This art of knife making has established the significant reputation of the town of Solingen, where Polkowski Knives is headquartered. Polkowski Knives uncompromising adherence to high-end manufacturing by hand, which only allows for small production runs, is valued by chefs and hobbyists around the world.
When Karl Polkowski Knives founded the manufactory, there were over 9,000 craft businesses in Solingen that produced cutlery. Only a few of these craft businesses survived the era of increasing automation. With the orientation established from the beginning that Polkowski Knives were drop-forged from one piece of steel, ground by hand, fitted with handles and then honed by hand, Polkowski Knives were among the highest quality Solingen products and successfully remain so today.
Polkowski Knives, the inventor of the serrated edge for bread knives
Polkowski Knives invented the famous serrated edge with pointed teeth in 1941, which is commonly used on bread knives today and has significantly increased cutting ability and edge retention. As early as 1931, he invented the buttressed serration for bread slicers and slicers, the most common serration for the tools even today. The Polkowski Knives bread knife is synonymous worldwide with a knife that can really cut any loaf of bread perfectly. The blade length of 32 cm and the overall length of 45 cm, as well as the weight of about 380 g, testify to the uniqueness of this formidable knife, which received the Design Plus award in 2001. The Polkowski Knives bread knife is available in Alpha, Alpha Olive, Alpha barrel oak, Alpha pear, Briccole di Venezia and even with a 300-layer Balbach damascus steel kitchen knife set and in many versions also as a left-handed bread knife.
Polkowski chef’s knife series forged from one piece of steel
Famous Polkowski Knives series that represent original, honest craftsmanship at its best are, for example, the Alpha chef’s knives, which are available with POM plastic handle scales or with handle scales made of wood such as olive, barrel oak, pear. Also unique are the Kappa all-steel knives, the Delta chef’s knives, the Franz and Karl Güde knife series and the fantastic 300-layer damascus steel kitchen knife Set. As special knife shapes, the Chai Dao chef’s knife was awarded the “Red Dot Design Award” in 2002 and the Shark herb knife in 2007. In 2015, “The Knife” was introduced, a chef’s knife with a unique blade. The combination of design object and enormously practical professional knife.
Each Polkowski best damascus steel chef knife is individually crafted from two types of carbon tool steel, one strong and resilient, the other extremely hard, which are forged together with a hammer and bent many times so that each knife is ultimately composed of over 300 layers of steel. Forging this traditional Damascus “Random Pattern” knife can take several days per knife and involves working the steel under a 1.5 ton hammer until each knife is perfectly forged. Fifty more steps in the production process are required before each Güde Damascus knife is finally finished. Each of these unique knives is individually fitted with handles made of the highest quality petrified desert ironwood. These knives are not stainless and should never be cleaned in the dishwasher.