Solingen, Germany has long been recognized as the home of some of Europe’s finest cutlery manufacturers. Well-known firms, like Henckel, Puma, Boker and others, are located in this quaint German town. Wusthof Cutlery, originally founded in 1814 is one of the oldest and continuously family-owned German cutlery manufacturers located in Solingen. Now in their seventh generation of ownership, the Wusthof trident logo was registered with the Berlin Patent Office in 1895. Today, professional chefs and homemakers use their cutlery worldwide.
While Wusthof specializes in professional chef and home/restaurant cutlery, they have carried a Hunting Knife Butcher Kit in their line for some time. If you’re serious about taking care of your own wild harvested meat, then this is the edged tool assortment that can handle everything from big game to wildfowl. Packaged in a canvas knife roll, the kit contains a folding bone saw, game shears, a scimitar shaped large slicing knife, three smaller utility knives and a sharpening steel ($273). Taking this kit along with you on any hunt can make total game care a lot easier.
New Sport Hunters
At the recent International Home & House Wares Show, held in Chicago, Wusthof premiered their new Outdoor Cutlery Collection. The two knives that really interested me in this grouping were the Big Game Fixed Blade Hunting Knife (Model 2895) and the Big Game Folding Hunting Knife (Model 2897). Both knives feature 440C blades that are Rockwell hardened to RC 59, Titanium coated to insure smooth cutting and easy clean up and utilize molded composite handle material.