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° oder 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?

Messer richtig einschleifen

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?

Welcher Winkel ist richtig für Küchenmesser?

Which angle is more suited for my kitchen knives?

Countless discussions, myths and opinions revolve around the great angle question. What is the right angle for kitchen knives and can you change the angle of your knife?

Damastmesser richtig schleifen

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.

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.

The fascination of fire

Black Forest barbecue with Peter Amann

The peak of enjoyment

on a journey of discovery with the best chef in Switzerland

The finer things in life

a visit to the Schneider winery and its Café Gupi

Art and culinary

in the company of Konrad Winzer, professional chef and carver.

Fisch räuchern

Hot Smoking Fish

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

Damastmesser schmieden

Forge Of A Damascus Knife

Spraying sparks and 256 layers of steel. A visit to bladesmith master Karim Khedira.

Jäger und Sammler

Hunter and Gatherer

In the Black Forest. With Johannes Schneider from the Spielweg hotel.

Wald Cuisine

Forest Kitchen

Seasonal kitchen. At Brian Wawryk and Daniela Hasse from the Traube Blansingen.