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Carl Mertens International GmbH

Booth number: W2108

About us

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 will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in the year 2019.

Products and services

  • Tableware
  • Kitchen Knives
  • Pots an Pans
  • Kitchen Tools
  • Bar & Wine Accessiores
  • Textiles for Home & Kitchen
  • BBQ Accessiores
  • Gifts & Decoration

All goods for end consumer as well as for gastronomy & hotel business.

The FOREMAN range of kitchen knives

The FOREMAN range of kitchen knives

Good design creates a balance between technology, philosophy and poetry. The FOREMAN range of knives designed by Carsten Gollnick for Carl Mertens reflects this design approach:

The new knives are characterised technically by a special balance; each individual instrument lies in the hand in perfect ergonomic harmony. The blade and handle are consistently forged by hand from premium blade steel for the Carl Mertens range. The quality of forging is very high; the knives are ultra-sharp and retain exceptional cutting properties.

From a design point of view, the knives enhance everyday life with their uncomplicated beauty: The handles curve gently; the grip plates made of oiled, European walnut follow the lines creating a completely innovative and unique form never seen before! Moreover, walnut has a particularly vivid structure. It is natural product that allows every handle to look different, both in graining and colour.

The range covers chef’s knives and cleavers in various sizes and is supplemented with independent forms such as a “peeler” or “herb master”; a knife specially designed for chopping herbs. FOREMAN is more than just a range of practical knives. It is not intended for dishwasher cleaning. The result is aesthetic, highly individual instruments - a must for cooks with high demands on design and functionality!

Authentic manufacturing since 1919

Authentic manufacturing since 1919

Carl Mertens products are part of an active and individual lifestyle. You will find Carl Mertens products in kitchens and all around the set dinner table with ambitious amateurs and professional chefs alike – always of best quality and since 1919 produced in traditional craftsmanship using extraordinary materials.

METZ knife range: Asia meets Solingen craftsmanship

METZ knife range: Asia meets Solingen craftsmanship

Robust, clear-cut and with extra wide knife blades: The METZ knife range from Carl Mertens, designed by the Düsseldorf agency SquareOne, concentrates on the essential. A reduced design language inspired by the culinary traditions and rituals of Asia meets with the best of Solingen craftsmanship in METZ. The name “Metz” is in itself a colloquial Solingen term and means “knife”. The knife range has deep regional roots and is as authentic as its down-to-earth name.


Carl Mertens International GmbH
Krahenhoeher Weg 8
42659 Solingen

Phone: +49 212 24225-0
Fax: +49 212 24225-40

Huaihao Zhang
Area Sales Manager
Phone: +49 212 2422514

Carl Mertens International Trade Co. Ltd.
2nd Floor, Bldg. D, High-Tech International Square, Tianfu Ave North Section
610200 Chengdu
P.R. China

Phone: +86 139 08040026

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