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Sal Manaro

For over twenty years now Sal Manaro is working with any kinds of metals and lets his experience slip into his knives. The American from Holbrook counts on innovation and constant development.


Santoku is a knife that has been gaining popularity in Europe in recent years. Originally, it was a Japanese blade type for multipurpose knives. The Santoku is rather easy to handle.

Peeling Knife

A peeling knife is very handy and has a short blade. This knife is used for all smaller kitchen tasks. As the name says, one of the main tasks is peeling fruits and vegetables.

Carving Knife

With its long and slender shape, the carving knife is perfect for making precise cuts through meat and fish. The knife cuts paper thin slices just as easily as cubes or evenly sized tranches.


Snakewood is one of the finest and most expensive woods of the world. It has a striking pattern reminiscent of snakeskin and is extremely hard. Snakewood is used to make exquisite handle scales.

Edge Retention

Edge retention describes the resistance of a blades edge against being dulled by chemical, mechanical and thermal influences. It expresses how long the blade remains sharp under certain...

Scott McGhee

Scott McGhee of North Carolina is Maste Knife Maker of the American Knife Makers Guild, who started his training in the smithery at the age of 17.

Serge Panchenko

Serge Panchenko has appeared mainly through his Dog Tag Knives. His goal was to design interesting and unique knives, which not only look good but are also extremely helpful in any daily situation.


SK-5 is a modern carbon steel suitable for large knives as well as tomahawks and axes. Its hardness grade is 57-60 HRC. We use it in coated form for our Boker Plus tomahawks.


SK-85 ist ein modernerer Kohlenstoffstahl, der sowohl für größere Messer als auch für Tomahawks und Äxte sehr gut geeignet ist. Er besitzt eine Härte zwischen 57 und 60 HRC und wurde als...


A skinner blade is used to skin hunted game. A variation of this blade type is used to gut the animal. The skinner blade is also known as a swept point blade.


Sleipner is a Swedish tool steel. With a chromium content of 7.8%, it cannot be classified as stainless. This steel still holds up very well to everyday use. It is mainly used by LionSteel.


The slipjoint is a locking mechanism for folding knives. They do not possess a mechanical locking mechanism. It has a small spring at the back end of the spine that keeps the open blade in place.

Sniper Bladeworks

Sniper Bladeworks from Missouri is a cooperation between Lance Abernathy, a former Swat member, and Jody Muller, who is a knife builder for over 20 years.

Sommelier Knife

A sommelier knife is a special knife used to open wine bottles. It is still used around the world in its original form, patented in 1883 in Germany, or variations thereof.

Paring Knife

A Paring Knife is very handy and has a short blade. This knife is used for all smaller kitchen tasks. As the name says, one of the main tasks is peeling fruits and vegetables.


According to DIN EN 10020:2000–07, the term steel describes a material in which the iron content exceeds the content of all other elements.


Stayglow is a phosphorescent material used in knife production to make handle scales or blades. It makes knives are easier to see in the dark and easier to find if they are dropped or lost.

Steak Knife

A steak knife is a sharp table knife used to cut steaks and other firm meats. It has a serrated edge and wooden or plastic handle scales. Steak knives are characterized by their serrated edge.

Stefan Gobec

Stefan Gobec is a Knife Maker, who has made a name for himself with his classic designs and the use of noble materials. In his workshop, handmade knives are built entirely in the tradition of old...

Steffen Bender

Steffen Bender was already very excited about knives in his young ages and soon decided to make his own knife after his conception. Meanwhile he is a permanent fixture at numerous exhibitions.


The Austrian Armin Stütz began manufacturing knives in 1984 and founded the blacksmith SteirerEisen in 1996. In the meantime, SteirerEisen is the largest blacksmith of the country.

Steve Kelly

Steve Kelly is a member of the American Knife Makers Guild since 2008, forges his own blades and is now a true expert in the art of forging Damascus.


Blades with a stonewash finish have a rustic yet fine, high-quality surface created by means of controlled scratching. The blade is "washed" inside a drum containing different types of stones.

Survival Knife

Survival knives have multiple uses and were originally developed for hunters and soldiers. Solid stainless steel handles are still very common.