No other tool is as versatile, dextrous and keen as the human hand. That’s why, since 1872, Windmühle has made the finest knives by hand from a family-run workshop in Solingen, the knife-making epicenter of Germany. There, craftsmanship and tradition don’t look back, they evolve to draw quality inexorably into the future—and through generations of customers. A cadre of 67 artisans use the same punching, annealing, grinding, glazing, wood milling and even Japanese lacquering techniques they have for over a century: they carve handles, chopping blocks and table boards from German and Austrian cherry, orchard plum, Mediterranean olive or Black Forest pear wood, every detail bespeaking quality. From the classic vegetable cutter and the bristle-bottomed mushroom tool to the “bird’s beak” parer, the toothy tomato knife and the breakfast buckel, it becomes increasingly obvious with each use that Windmühle knives are made by real hands to fit real hands and to do real work for a really long time.