Unhappy with the political situation his own country after the Second World War, knife-maker Rudolph Grohmann moved to Canada from Czechoslovakia to continue his his craft. Shortly after constructing his first workshop Mr. Grohmann met Mr. Dean H. Russel, a Toronto cutlery store owner, and their work together began.
The Belt Knife #1 was designed over years of testing and prototyping with hunters and trappers to create a truly Canadian Knife. Since perfecting that design the family has gone on to create many different styles of fixed blade and folding knife. They boast of “taking as many as 53 steps from the starting point to a finished product.” Grohmann proudly uses the finest materials for their blade and handle construction, materials that they believe strike a balance between durability and functionality. Grohmann makes many of their knife blades from 4110 stainless steel, known for good edge retention and durability.