Carl Mertens first began in 1919 as a small job-order grinding shop for pocket knife blades in Solingen, Germany. Over the past 100 years, they have become a premier brand showcasing excellent quality in German knives, flatware, and exquisite kitchen tools. Carl Mertens handmade knives are known for creating beautiful, contemporary products made using the same traditional craftsmanship from when they began. Exquisite designs have led Carl Mertens to receive numerous design awards from IF Design, Red Dot, Design Plus, and more. Merging aesthetics with functionality, Carl Mertens creates truly unique pieces for your kitchen that are too beautiful to be put away for long.