Messermeister is a true innovator of premier German cutlery. The company has been responsible for numerous category firsts, such as a professional Chef’s camber for precise rocking action and the bolster-less heel of the forged Chef’s blade so that allows the complete cutting edge to be re-sharpened. These innovations greatly improve both function and safety.
Messermeister is the first and only cutlery brand to offer the exclusive elite edge, the sharpest edge of all forged cutlery. This high-performance edge of high-carbon molybdenum/vanadium steel makes it distinctively easier to slice, dice, and cut food as the result of a special three-step sharpening and hand polishing process. The elite edge also improves safety because it requires less effort and force to accomplish the task.
Messermeister was founded over a century ago in Solingen Germany by August Klinkerman, but our products were not available in the U.S. until Klinkerman’s great grandson, Bernd Dressler, established The Messermeister headquarters in California in 1984. Today, the company remains under the leadership of the Dressler Family, who continues to maintain the tradition of unmatched quality, product innovation and customer service.
Production of Messermeister cutlery is still focused in Solingen, Germany, which is the forged cutlery capital of the world and birthplace of Messermeister. Several years ago, Messermeister established a strong franchise with professional chefs and cooking schools, and in recent years, while maintaining a commitment to the institutional market, has begun building its consumer business through fine specialty retailers and catalogs.
Messermeister offers high-end cutlery in the Meridian elite, San Moritz elite, Park Plaza, Four Seasons, and Asian Precision lines. While marketing knife luggage, edge guards and other cutlery accessories, Messermeister provides a wide array of gourmet tools and gadgets as well.
“Messer”, meaning knife, and “meister”, meaning maestro or master, combine to create the company’s name; a company striving with full commitment and desire to provide the highest quality cutlery and complementary culinary tools for the home and professional chef.