Materials We Use

Grohmann stood the test of time, why? A very simple equation: great knifemakers + great materials = award winning products.


Grohmann takes pride in their products and that means using high quality materials. Grohmann's most popular stainless steel in the outdoor fixed blade knives are fashioned from German high carbon stainless, such as 4110, which is somewhat comparable to the USA 440 series. We maintain a 56-58 degree rockwell hardness on all outdoor knives. This steel has withstood the test of time due to its ease of resharpening and long lasting edge holding ability.

The other choice for the fixed outdoor blades is a German carbon steel which is made from a C70-type european carbon steel for the carbon-lovers out there.  As any quality steel goes, stainless or carbon, all knives should be kept cleaned and oiled to prevent rusting, but especially in the carbon steel knives.  They tend to hold an edge longer and sharpen up faster than the stainless, but they will corrode if not kept cleaned and oiled at all times when not in use.   When carbon knives leave the Grohmann factory, the blades are oiled with non-toxic mineral oil and wrapped in wax paper to preserve the blades. Carbon will corrode if not kept cleaned and oiled, this is the nature of the beast, so be sure to wash your knives after use, dry and apply a light oil.  Even stain "less" knives can corrode if not kept cleaned and oiled as there is a high content of carbon in them as well.   Knives left to rust/corrode are not be covered under warranty, but can usually be mailed in and  refinished for a fee and return shipping/applicable tax.  (for more information, click on the Warranty section or Lifetime Limited Warranty sheet that arrived with your first quality knife purchase).

Pocket & Lockblades: Other european steels somewhat comparable to AUS6 are used in the pocket and lock knives. Rockwell hardness 56-58 degrees is maintained throughout all of the Outdoor knives.

Grohmann Kitchen Knife Lines

Kitchen: The high carbon stainless steel used in the Kitchen Knives range throughout the different lines, providing a Good Quality [poly & regular lines], Better Quality [full tang rosewood and full tang xtra lines], and Best Quality [forged rosewood and forged xtra lines].  Rockwell 54-56 hardness is maintained across the Kitchen Knife lines. 

Grohmann Kitchen Knives are made with the Classic Rosewood, Black Polypropylene, or Xtra resinwood handles.


Forged Line - BEST, has 'forging' between the blade and handle, and also has the full tang of steel through the handle; thick heavy professional line used by professional chefs and home cooks who like weighted knives



Full Tang Line - BETTER, has 'full tang' steel, meaning the tang goes all the way fully through the handle; this line is in between the forged and the regular.



Regular Partial Tang Line - GOOD, has 'partial tang' steel, meaning the steel just goes part-way through the handle; it is a lighter weight line


  4. Poly Partial Tang Line - GOOD, also partial tang, lighter weight, dishwasher safe handles

XTRA:   A special Xtra resinwood handle is available on the Full Tang, Forged and outdoor knives.   Xtra is available your choice Wine or Oak colour (the latest batch is a warmer oak) . Xtra is made up of many compressed layers of wood and plastic, so it is water-resistant and maintains it's sheen longer than rosewood.handlechoices 


Outdoor Blade Grinds

Grohmann offers two blade grinds on most outdoor knives, our regular "sabre" grind, or the new flat grind option.


Regular "sabre" grind blade Comes up about halfway on the blade. Our regular classic grind makes for a thicker, stronger blade, and was designed ideally for hunting and skinning/dressing.


Flat Grind blade (fully tapered) Fully tapered grind from top to bottom. The new flat grind option provides a thinner knife blade. This makes for a more lightweight general purpose camp knife that sharpens up more quickly. It can be used for general fishing, hunting and light camp duties, but not recommended for heavier chores as it does have the thinner edge/blade.

(To order flat grinding: In the stainless models there is no price difference, simply add an "F" to the model number for flat grinding ie. #R1SF or leave the number as is for our regular classic grind ie #R1S. Regular "sabre" grinds on the carbon blades are regular list price ie #R1C; but any carbon steel flat grinds are done on a custom basis only by special request and are subject to a custom charge ie #R1CF. Shown below is the Regular Grind which is standard on all models (except the Mini Skinner) and the Flat Grind as marked.)

Handle Materials


Grohmann offers our classic Rosewood in many beautiful variations. Ranging from deep, rosy brown to blonde strips, each handle is unique as no two handles are ever the same. Plantation grown mainly in East India, this special wood is selected for its durability, colour & rich grain. A good solid handle material that gets a better grip after use, but like any good knife with quality steel it is not recommended to be left soaking in water. Humidity can affect it slightly shrinking or swelling. Rosewood is always an excellent choice for a classic natual handle as no oils or shellacs are used, just the natural oils released during buffing give it its sheen.

Xtra Water-Resistant Resinwood
These eye-catching handles are made from layers of natural hardwoods impregnated with resin. The beauty of wood, a high gloss finish that does not require any future liquid finishes, not affected by extreme temperatures & resistant to the corrosive affects of salt water are just some of the reasons to choose Xtra Water-Resistant Resinwood.  We offer two colour choices in the xtra, wine or a warm oak colour


Linen Micarta
We have added the black linen micarta to our line as well, available on most outdoor knives. Micarta is commonly called the "steel of the plastic family" for its strength and durability and is similar to G-10. Composed of layers of linen soaked in resin, it is lightweight yet tough, has a slighty linen textured look but fairly smooth to the touch when finished.


Stag Horn
Made from shed stag horn, a lasting natural choice that is pleasing to the eyes as it is to the hand. Some horn comes with natural grooves & indentations providing a good grip. Each horn is different in texture and colour and will provide a unique handle with every knife. Nice enough for a presentation piece but durable enough to use. Limited quantities due to the stag ban.

High Lustre Water Buffalo Horn
All natural Water Buffalo Horn handles have a high shine finish with colour variations from jet black to black with streaks of pearl gray and white. Water Buffalo handles are naturally water-resistant and extremely durable. Available on most models.