Knives by Karl Schroen
A noted Knifemaker who lives in Sebastopol, California, Karl
Schroen makes a variety of knives using the traditional methods
of the blacksmith combined with materials developed by the
modern tool steel industry. Each knife is handmade. Schroen
can be reached at 4042 Bones Rd., Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone
707-823-4057. Fax 707-823-2914.
The steel is hand-forged, then heat-treated and tempered.
Schroen's recent design, a round nosed cleaver with a sharpened
tip, is used by a number of professional chefs.
Schroen feels his knives are meant to be used by their owners,
although their beauty appeals to the collector also. The handles
are sometimes scrimshawed by Steve Magill.