Messermeister Royale Elité Knives
Royale Elité combines a beautiful American Walnut Burl handle to a fine German stainless steel blade. Walnut burl features a rich brown flared pattern and is prized for its hard and strong characteristic as a handle material. The blade is one piece, hot-drop hammer forged from German 1.4116 stainless carbon alloy and heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58. The three-step, 15° Elité edge is hand stropped on a cloth wheel, creating the sharpest possible cutting surface on an edged tool. This German-made vintage style knife is one-of-a-kind and sure to become a treasured family heirloom.
Messermeister, meaning “knife master”, remains one of the few cutlery companies in the world to produce hammer forged knives the tried-and-true way in Solingen, Germany. After emigrating from Germany to the United States by way of Australia, founder Bernd Dressler combined his respect and interest in high quality cutlery with a desire to reconnect with his countrymen by collaborating with and learning from a 4th generation knife making family in Germany.