The first record of Wusthof as a company can be found in documents in the Duchy of Berg that refer to the Wusthof factory dating back to 1814 in the town of Solingen, Germany. The name Wusthof is the last name of the founder. The company continues to be a family owned business, currently in the 7th generation of the Wusthof family tradition. With their name on the product, quality is a must. The family name continues to be the reason for such high quality. Every generation wants to out perform the last in quality and excellence.
Today, Wolfgang Wusthof can be certain his work was not in vain. Today 65% of the knives Wusthof makes in their 2 state-of-the-art factories in Solingen, Germany are sold in the USA. Quality speaks for itself.