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Wieland der Schmied

Hand-forged knives
Bowies, fighters, hunting knives, half-integrals,
neckknives, campknives, daggers, users…

A small selection

Over time, a few special pieces have emerged. Here you can see the highlights:


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.

Since the beginning of 2016, my knife business has been deregistered and I no longer offer knives for sale.



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



In my portfolio you will find 3 categories of knives:

  • Classics (Elegant knives for daily use)
  • Showcase (Precious pieces for the highest standards)
  • Bowies & fighters (Big toys for big boys)
  • I have also marked a few special pieces as Highlights.


Here you will find posts related to forging that I have published over the years.


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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Recent hammering

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Wieland der Schmied is retired.

Knives out of stock, my forge is closed.

But you can still peek.

Have fun!
Yours, Gerhard Wieland