HORL® Blog

We like sharp knives. In order for you to take the best out of your favourite dishes, we share with you our experience of grinding knives for over 25 years.

15° or 20°?

15° or 20°?

The magnetic angle support of the HORL® 2 offers a 15° and a 20° angle. What is the difference between the two? Which grinding angle fits better to my knife? And can I adjust the predetermined grinding angle?

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The first sharpening process

The first sharpening process

When sharpening your knife for the first time, it will learn its proper grinding angle. Why are patience and the correct angle important? How do you remove a burr? And what roles do steel quality and previous treatment of the knife play?

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Grinding of a damascus knife

Grinding of a damascus knife

No question – in terms of sharpness, damask knives play in the professional kitchen league. Extreme sharpness, a long cutting edge and exceptional grain make the heart of every knife lover beat faster.

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HORL® Stories

Openness and the courage to discover new things are indispensable components of our work. In our HORL® Storys we document inspiring encounters with people who think as we do.

Hot Smoking Fish

Hot Smoking Fish

With smoking expert Michael Wickert from Glut und Späne and chef Johannes Schneider from Spielweg Romatik Hotel

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We are a family of innovation pioneers with 25+ years of experience in knife sharpening based at the foot of the Black Forest.