Hand-forged knives

Bowies, fighters, hunting knives, half-integrals, neckknives, campknives, daggers, users...

  • Portrait


    My name is Gerhard Wieland. I was born in Karlsruhe (Germany) in 1950. Having finished my A-levels I decided to become a professional goldsmith. A short-termed career which was followed by a job as a dental technician. I practised this profession for quite some time until mid-year of 2008. In this year I finally made up my mind to turn my hobby into a full-time occupation.

  • Material


    I work with traditional non-stainless steels and exclusively with natural materials i.e. indigenous and exotic hardwoods, stag horn and if need be animal bone.

  • Knives


    In my portfolio you will find 3 categories of knives: “Classics” (Elegant knives for daily use), “Showcase” (Precious pieces for the highest standards), and “Bowies & fighters” (Big toys for big boys).

  • Hammering


    In the “Hammering” section Wieland, der Schmied publishes every now and then posts around the forging.

  • My knifemaking enthusiasm had kept on laying dormant until the year 2004 when it all of a sudden surfaced in its most archaic manner – blacksmithing.

    - Gerhard Wieland
  • Every time I forge a red-heated bar of steel into a blade with simple hand-tools, I really feel rewarded with a thrilling back-to-the-basics experience.

    - Gerhard Wieland
  • My logo is supposed to express my love for the Scandinavian north, to my dear family and going boating. All that under the sun with a highly symbolic cross – for I’m a Christian man.

    - Gerhard Wieland
  • Each and every blade is forged, hardened and finished with minimal use of machinery and mechanical contraptions.

    - Gerhard Wieland

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