Gehring Cutlery Company was founded by Hugo Gehring on the 1st of October, 1956. Gehring was initially a steel grinding company that forged blades. The company soon branched into making high-quality cutlery and chef knives. In 2007 the company was inherited by the two brothers, Hartmut and Volker Gehring. Since then the company has distinguished itself as an elite in the German knife and cutlery making industry.
Gehring knives are popular throughout the world. World-famous chefs like Paul Bocuse and many others are known to work with Gehring’s knives. Numerous lifestyle companies have their exclusive products made by the Gehring Cutlery Company.
The Gehring Cutlery Company has won the German Brand Award, Interior Innovation Award, Reddot Design Award, and German Design Award. All of these awards are a testament to the excellence of their products.
Gehring’s knives are innovated, crafted, and produced by 50 experienced employees that use the most advanced machinery to create the sharpest and most durable knives in the world.
The Gehring Cutlery Company headquarter is located in Solingen Germany, which is ground zero for every high-quality German knife.
Gehring’s knives are made in Solingen, Germany. It’s a quality Gehring product that comes in 15 different varieties. Each one is a meticulously crafted, extremely sharp, chef knife.
Gehring Knives have a well-balanced design. The knives are crafted to make it a perfect kitchen utensil.
The Gehring knives are made from three different steel types, 1.4116 blade steel, Damascus steel, and multilayer Damascus steel.
Gehring Knives Review:
- 1.4116 blade steel
1.4116 steel is a steel alloy that is 0.45 to 0.50 percent carbon, 0.40 percent manganese, 14.50 to 14.80 percent chromium, 0.10 percent vanadium, 0.60 percent molybdenum, and the rest is pure steel.
Gehring’s knives made from 1.4116 steel have moderate corrosion resistance, good strength, good sharpness, and moderate hardness of 55 to 57 RC which is fairly close to the harness of a Damascus steel knife.
The Gehring knives made from the 1.4116 carbon, martensitic stainless steel come with a wooden, plastic, or metallic handle. The knives have a grip-friendly design that allows you to cut through various ingredients with extra ease.
- Damascus steel
The grain of a Gehring Knife is made to look like the wild Damascus steel. The look is achieved through a knife making technology that layers high-quality stainless steel on top of each other. This type of multi-layering not only gives it a unique grain pattern, but it also increases the knife’s durability.
Gehring’s Wild Damask knives have high corrosion resistance, good strength, good sharpness, and a hardness of 59 to 60 HRC. The knives come with a wooden, highly-quality plastic, or stainless steel handle.
The wooden handle is made from a variety of wood materials like the Amboyna Wood, California Buckeye, Desert Ironwood, or Maple Burl.
The Wild Damask knives are made to last a long period. The knives use high-quality materials that provide a smooth cutting experience.
- Multi-layer Damascus steel VG10
Gehring’s VG10 Damascus steel knives are made with the extremely-sharp, cutting-edge, high-alloy carbon steel, VG10. The carbon steel is ice-hardened to achieve a hardness value close to 61 HRC.
The knife is called multi-layered because the knife’s tang is made by layering 65 VG10 carbon steel (32 layers make the outer blade and the other 33 layers make the inner blade.) upon each other. The layers are then pressed to give the Multi-layer Damascus steel VG10 its signature durability and sharpness.
The Multi-layer Damascus steel VG10 knives have a wave-like grainy pattern. The pattern is achieved by grinding the blades in longitudinal and transverse directions.
The Multi-layer Damascus steel VG10 knives have high corrosion resistance, good strength, good sharpness, and a hardness of 59 to 61 HRC. The knives come with a wooden, highly-quality plastic, or stainless steel handle.
The wooden handle is made from a variety of wood materials like the Amboyna Wood, California Buckeye, Desert Ironwood, or Maple Burl. Whereas the steel handle is made from high-quality VG10.
The Multi-layer Damascus steel VG10 knives are made to last a long period. The knives use high-quality materials that provide a smooth cutting experience. The knives also boast a sleek design that adds to its luxurious charm.