Gude die Messer
The production of the finest possible handcrafted, forged cutlery is and always has been the driving philosophy of our company. For four generations the Güde family has neither compromised on nor wavered from this credo. Today Güde is proud to continue the centuries old tradition of quality knifemaking for which the town of Solingen is justly world famous.
Karl Güde opens his first production workshop for the manufacture of cutlery. This was the era when Solingen was home to over 9,000 (mostly small) companies manufacturing cutting instruments and it was the period in which the now legendary Solingen reputation for quality was born. Right from the start, Karl Güde produced only finely crafted, drop forged knives which were hand ground with individually fitted grip scales and hand sharpened cutting edges. Güde knives began as some of the finest Solingen cutlery – a tradition that continues today.