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Under the Messermeister brand, you’ll find professional chef’s knives from both Germany and Japan forged in the cutlery capitals of both countries. The founder of Messermeister partnered with suppliers from all over the world to create his own line of quality cutlery, adding his own concepts to traditional patterns.

History

Messermeister’s company history literally follows the journeys of Bernd Dressler around the world. Dressler emigrated to the U.S. from Australia in 1967 to become a sales representative for a major German cutlery company. While marketing those traditional knives, Dressler saw a need for cutlery and culinary tools that were more practical and more efficient than the standard designs. As his work put him in touch with the world’s best knife suppliers, he promoted his own ideas about knives and contracted with a network of manufacturing companies to produce innovative knives and tools destined for the U.S. market.

In 1981, Dressler’s nationwide marketing plan introduced the U.S. to what later became the Messermeister (or Knife Master) brand. Bernd Dressler’s unique ideas include the first bolsterless knife heel and the first full cambered wide bladed chef’s knife. Dressler’s Messermeister knives show the solid construction of traditional patterns from Germany and Japan but with design influences from both cultures. Whether the Messermeister knife came from Seki, Japan or Solingen, Germany, the knife evolved from a combination of modern materials and manufacturing techniques plus the skilled hand-craftsmanship of experienced local artisans.

Products

Messermeister produces three distinct product lines in both German and Japanese steel. Messermeister’s Meridian Elite forged knives represent the company’s best German product with one-piece forged Solingen steel blades and tangs and triple-riveted handle grips. Messermeister’s Mu knives from Seki City, Japan use a fine grade of Japanese steel and a traditional Japanese handle pattern with grips of either durable black composite or tough and beautiful laminated bamboo. Messermeister also manufactures stamped steel knives finished to high standards and sold under either Park Plaza or Asian Precision brand names.

Read all of our Messermeister reviews below:


Messermeister Chef’s Knife, San Moritz Elite

Forged Bolsterless w/ POM Handle ME2686-8

Messermeister Chef’s Knife, San Moritz Elite | Forged Bolsterless w/ POM Handle ME2686-8

Forged in what Messermeister calls a bolsterless style, the San Moritz Elite limits the bolster to the base of the knife's tang, leaving the entire cutting edge open for use. The minimal bolster still contributes strength to the knife and matches perfectly to the molded POM handle.

This rat tail tang ...





Messermeister Chantry Knife Sharpener, Manual Hone

European & American Cutlery Sharpening in Black, White, Silver, Red

Messermeister Chantry Knife Sharpener, Manual Hone | European & American Cutlery Sharpening in Black, White, Silver, Red

Manufactured in Sheffield, England, the Chantry Knife Sharpener has a fine reputation and is even on permanent display at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The honing action mimics the effect of a butcher's steel, resetting the edge of the blade without removing metal.

Two rotating steel hones fixed in the ...





Messermeister Kitchen Santoku Knife Kullenschliff

Meridian Elite Granton Full Tang w/ Gift Box ME3610-7K

Messermeister Kitchen Santoku Knife Kullenschliff | Meridian Elite Granton Full Tang w/ Gift Box ME3610-7K

Messermeister's Meridian Elite Kullenschliff Santoku combines good features of the popular Asian slicing knife with German hot-forged construction and no-stain molybdenum vanadium steel.

Messermeister isn't the best known German cutlery manufacturer, but it's definitely one of the best. This Santoku with seven inches of cutting edge, forged bolster, and full tang handle ...





Messermeister Kitchen Prep Set of 3

Meridian Elite Trio w/ Scalloped Bread Knife, Paring & Chef’s

Messermeister Kitchen Prep Set of 3 | Meridian Elite Trio w/ Scalloped Bread Knife, Paring & Chef’s

This set of three useful knives offers a good look at the quality and workmanship of Messermeister, an established German cutlery company which only began marketing in the U.S. in 1984. If you're familiar with Henckels and Wusthof, you'll recognize the style of Solingen, Germany, but there are ...





Messermeister Chef’s Knife, Meridian Elite Park Plaza

Full Tang Stainless 9 Inch Blade

Messermeister Chef’s Knife, Meridian Elite Park Plaza | Full Tang Stainless 9 Inch Blade

Messermeister's Park Plaza series offers fine prep knives in stamped equivalents of the company's forged Meridian Elite brand. Slightly lighter than the forged steel version, the Park Plaza 9-Inch Chef's knife still has full tang strength and a fine edge taper grind.

Stamped from a blank of no-stain X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless ...





Messermeister Meridian Elite Chef’s Knife

10 Inch ME3686-10 | Forged Full Tang Solingen Cutlery

Messermeister Meridian Elite Chef’s Knife | 10 Inch ME3686-10 | Forged Full Tang Solingen Cutlery

One good chef's knife does a lot for the kitchen, easing all kinds of prep work from slicing vegetables to carving meat and even mincing herbs. In skilled hands, every part of the chef's knife efficiently performs a different essential task. The Meridian Elite Chef's Knife from Messermeister of Solingen, Germany, ...





Messermeister Meridian Elite Knife Set 3 Piece

Solingen Kitchen Cutlery | E/3000-3S

Messermeister Meridian Elite Knife Set 3 Piece | Solingen Kitchen Cutlery | E/3000-3S

This starter set from Messermeister of Solingen, Germany, includes three of the most used knives in any kitchen. The eight-inch blade of the chef's knife covers most slicing, carving, and chopping work. The six-inch utility knife bones poultry and meat and comes in handy for sandwich prep. The paring knife with ...





Messermeister Meridian Elite Boning Knife

Full Tang Flexible Forged 6 Inch

Messermeister Meridian Elite Boning Knife | Full Tang Flexible Forged 6 Inch

Messermeister's Meridian Elite 6" boning knife overcomes one of the drawbacks of what is otherwise a very efficient forged pattern. Many of the older German cutlery patterns feature the same full bolster forged blades. That makes these old designs very strong, but the bolster does sometimes interfere with the work. In a ...





Messermeister Take Apart Utility Shears

Kitchen Scissors

Messermeister Take Apart Utility Shears | Kitchen Scissors

Messermeister's one of those brands that gets lost in the mix of the big-name German Cutlery makers. Wusthof and Henckels you hear about, Messermeister not so much.

That's mostly because they've kept a lower profile, but their products are excellent. See our review of their San Moritz Elite Knife Set and ...





Messermeister San Moritz Elite Kitchen Knife Set

Best $150 Kitchen Knives | Cutlery Review

Messermeister San Moritz Elite Kitchen Knife Set | Best $150 Kitchen Knives | Cutlery Review

Never heard of Messermeister?

That's good news. Since they're lesser-known than Wusthof and Henckels, they don't charge the huge markups that come from being a household name.

Instead, they just make great knives. Their San Moritz Elite features blades made of X55CrMoV15 steel -- a high-carbon blend containing molybdenum and vanadium for sharpness and edge-retention.

Those ...





Meridian Elite 8 inch Chefs Knife

Messermeister ME3686-8

Meridian Elite 8 inch Chefs Knife | Messermeister ME3686-8

Made in Solingen Germany for over a century, all Messermeister knives are finely crafted tools.

The forged steel blade is crafted from a single piece of steel. It is not only durable but holds a fine edge.

Thanks to the bolsterless blade heel, it can be easily sharpened down the full length of the ...





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