1623 Jürgen Herder hardens swords during the Thirty Year`s War (1618-1648).
since 1650 Production of knives, mainly for the dutch market.
1727 Pic-AsIn order to make Herder-knives unique, "Pic-As" is beeing registered as the oldest trademark in Solingen.
since 1800 HerderHerder knives are introduced in the Malay Archipelago by the Dutch East India Company.
1802 Trademark "Tjap Garpu" (Fork Brand) still a famous brand in the Near and Far East.

Expansion in South America and Southern Europe.

1925 Developement of a new stainless steel in cooperation with domestic and foreign partners.
1927 Constant

Trademark "Constant" for knives with blades of stainless steel.

1931 Don CarlosTrademark "Don Carlos" for professional knives and scissors made of high carbon steel.

since 1955 Entering of new markets in Europe, Near and Far East and North America.

Move to the new company building.