OTTER knives from Solingen
The OTTER company was founded around 1840 in a small ‘Kotten’ – a traditional grinder’s watermill – at the Königsmühle in Solingen by the Berns brothers.
Their name comes from the indigenous otters, which used to live in the riverbanks and streams in the Bergisch Land region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
OTTER knives / pocketknives are made in Solingen, using traditional methods. And they are still manufactured and sharpened there using meticulous handcraftsmanship to this day. In 2011 Frank Rommel took over the company and is leading the traditional manufactory into a new era.