Our Story

Hammer Stahl Cutlery's focus is to provide world class German Steel Cutlery with exceptional design and superior performance at an affordable price. Hammer Stahl is a premier brand of New Era, Inc, one of the oldest manufactures of cookware in North America. New Era's legacy began as the direct-to-consumer division of the Volrath Company in 1874. In 1981, Donald Henn purchased the consumer division of Volrath, establishing the New Era Cookware Company and thus launched a strong initiative to bring superior products to home kitchens. New Era has served as an innovator in kitchen products from its earliest onset. It introduced the very first 7-ply Surgical Steel Multi-Ply Cookware, the Vita-Seal Whistle System, and was one of the first cookware companies to manufacture induction ready cookware as early as the mid 1980's. New Era primarily focuses on private label and OEM manufacturing, creating cookware for several companies throughout the US and abroad.

Due to New Era's focus on cooking related products, we have distributed cutlery for over 50 years. In 2008, New Era acquired Hammer Stahl Cutlery and launched efforts to create a world class brand synonymous with exceptional quality, performance and value. With the acquisition of Hammer Stahl, New Era immediately improved upon the handle design, steel quality, blade specifications and more. Hammer Stahl's presence has grown significantly in the last 3 years and has been recognized by celebrity chefs and home cooks alike as a premier knife that looks and performs fantastically.

Hammer Stahl is currently expanding its presence in the market place. If you have an interest in being a part of our family, we are looking for entrepreneurial minded individuals to join our network of independent distributors. We truly offer an opportunity that is a "Cut Above".