Kitchen Knives from Solingen, Germany
Kitchen knives for household, kitchen and catering
Knives are not only important kitchen utensils for chefs and caterers. Anyone who occasionally prepares food knows that the right knife makes work a lot easier. Despite the competition from Japan, European kitchen knives are still in high demand today—especially if they have the "Solingen Germany" quality mark. In our OTTER-Messer factory in Solingen, we manufacture typical kitchen and vegetable knives using traditional methods and design.
Cut, peel and shred
In our online shop you will find the traditional Solingen Zöppken—small, handy kitchen knives from Solingen that are still a must in any kitchen today. Kitchen knives with a straight blade are ideal for chopping various types of fruit and vegetables. Our small kitchen knives with curved blades, on the other hand, are ideal for peeling any fruit or vegetable with a rounded surface (e.g. apples or potatoes). Thanks to the crescent-shaped blade, the vegetables or fruit can be rotated easily (French: tourner) and shaped when peeling. They are also known as paring knives or tourne knives.
Other types of kitchen knives
Vegetables, meat, bread and herbs—there is a lot to cut in the kitchen. Some food items are soft, others are solid, some are easier to cut with a straight knife, others need serrated blades. That is why—in addition to general-purpose knives—there are many special knives that meet the requirements of preparing special dishes and particular food. Generally, a distinction, among others, is made between:
- Bread knife
- Vegetable knife
- Tomato knife
- Larding knife
- Chef‘s knife
- Chopping knife
- Fruit knife
- Decorator knife
- Chinese chef's knife
- Office knife
- Tourne knife/paring knife
- Fillet knife/filleting knife
- Carving knife/meat knife
- Boning knife/poultry knife
- Santoku knife
- Pallette knife
The right cut for vegetables, meat & co
Different food items require differently ground blades.
- Straight cut: Blades with a straight cut are ideal for cutting raw meat and fish and for chopping vegetables.
- Bullet grinding: Bullets are round or oval depressions in the blade. These reduce the sticking of moist foods.
- Serrated edge: For soft food stuff with firm skin or crust (such as tomatoes or bread), the best way to cut is with a serrated blade.
Advice: store kitchen knives correctly
Kitchen knives dull not only when used, but also through incorrect storage. Knives quickly become dull when they are loose in the drawer, because one knife touches the other. So they are exposed to constant friction and lose their sharpness. Keep your kitchen knives in a knife block or save space with a magnetic bar on the wall! With both versions, you have your knives within reach of the stove or above the worktop. Alternatively, you can store your kitchen knives in knife pockets like a professional chef or put protective covers around the blades.
Individual laser engraving
On request we engrave your pocket knife with your name.
Our sharpeners bring your knife back into shape in professional handcraft. Of course, this also applies to knives of other manufacturers and brands.
Pocket knife workshop
Would you like a completely individual pocket knife? In our pocket knife workshop you can build your own pocket knife. Sign up right away!
Buy a pocket knife
In our online shop you will find numerous different handmade pocket knives.