Carl Mertens started off as a subcontractor for pocket knives in 1919. Focusing on traditional craftsmanship and high quality products they are able to create innovative designs. Carl Mertens has been developing stainless steel products for decades and have really fine tuned their process, producing only the best. Every one of Carl Mertens products tells a story, about the manufacturing, materials and one of a kind styles. You can use these products all over your house, in the kitchen, outside with the BBQ, or in the dining room.