Franz Güde GmbH
Katternberger Str. 175
42655 Solingen

Franz Güde GmbH

Franz Güde GmbH

Imagine a factory behind a typical factory owner’s villa.  A large black and white photo shows the company founder Karl Güde in a boiler suit among his employees. There aren’t many of them, but for each step of the manufacturing process there is one designated expert. This ethos and traditional form of production remain strong at Güde, even today. Half-finished knives lie stacked in mottled wooden boxes and are being worked on – step by step. What is created here? Both traditional forms and modern designs and each one is refined and finished in many steps.  Being able to see just how steel is turned into a precision instrument is quite an experience.

Karl Bahns GmbH Burgvogel-Stahlwaren
Burger Landstraße 60
42659 Solingen

Karl Bahns GmbH Burgvogel-Stahlwaren

Karl Bahns GmbH Burgvogel-Stahlwaren

A family operation right from the start. Karl Bahns senior founded the Karl Bahns Stahlwarenfabrik with his brother Max and his sons, Karl jr. and Rolf in 1949. In the mean time the company is being run by the third generation and continues to combine craftsmanship with modern technologies. You can experience how cooking and household knives are manufactured in multiple steps from modern steels – products that are highly valued by trades people, cooks and chefs around the world. The continued and successful development lies in the combination of high-quality and precise craftsmanship and modern technology and innovation. The third generation continues consistently in this vain – a philosophy - stemming both from traditional values and modern advances.