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H1 is one of the few blade steel types that truly deserve to be called "stainless" – and not just in a colloquial way. Despite its hardness of 57-58 HRC, it holds up well to salt water.

Hand Grind

The hand grind is the traditional way of grinding knives. Today, most knives are machine-ground, so that the hand grind is exclusive to very high-quality knives.

Hardening Process

The hardness of steel denotes its mechanical resistance. Steel can be hardened with several different methods. These are also employed to make the steel for knife blades.

Hickory Wood

Hickory is a species in the walnut family. The wood is used to make knife handle scales. he hardwood of real hickory is gray-brown with clearly visible brown streaks.


Stag is the name of the material derived from deer antlers, which is used to make high-quality knife handle scales. Today, stag is not just used for handle scales but also for traditional costume...

Hollow Grind

The hollow grind is a very common grind for knife blades. Hollow-ground blades offer excellent cutting properties and are more flexible than blades with a different type of grind.


Honeycomb is a synthetic resin based on an aluminum honeycomb structure. The fine, silver-colored surface texture and the depth of the semi-transparent material create an exceptional effect.


Horn is obtained from the horns of various animals and is used in the production of knives to make scales. It is largely homogeneous and can be worked relatively easily.


HRC is the Rockwell hardness unit used to indicate the hardness of technical materials, including the metal from which knife blades are made.