Hobby meets full-time occupation – a brief 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. Since 2016 I’m retired and do not offer knifes for sale any more. But I’ve decided to continue my website, for it would be such a pity to simply go offline. Every now and then I will show you some knifes, that I’ve created for my own showcase.
I’m married and call three grown-up children my own.
Having been an avid longbowman I was naturally introduced to knifemaking (stock removal) in 1982, but unfortunately I had to give up shooting due to an injury in 1989. Thus my knifemaking ambitions sank into oblivion as well.