Carl Mertens GmbH is the number 1 in Solingen for designer cutlery and premium home accessories made of stainless steel. Founded as a job-order grinding shop for pocket knife blades in 1919, the company now manufactures products for contemporary table and homeware culture. Traditional craftsmanship and an uncompromising need for quality combined with innovative design distinguish the Carl Mertens collection. The products developed by renowned designers have been about our company awarded with important design prizes and are represented in leading design collections throughout the world. The company celebrated its 90 year anniversary in the year 2009.