Messermeister Kicks-Off Custom Cutlery Program

    Messermeister has launched through Kickstarter a custom knife program.

    Messermeister is giving consumers the opportunity to create a unique assortment of cutlery with a new customization program offered through Kickstarter.

    Following two years of development, the new knife line is touted by Messermeister as offering a modern take on the classic triple-rivet, full-tang German design. 

    Materials have been upgraded and removable fasteners and handle scales allow individuals to personalize a knife with a combination of colors and materials.


    The modular design of the company’s knives means that consumers are able to personalize the handle design to make a one-of-a-kind knife. The base model handle is precision milled from a “tough” material made of reclaimed canvas and non-phenolic resin. 

    The handle designs include barnwood, driftwood, terra, russet and indigo.

    Additionally, the new handle has a ramped bolster for improved grip ergonomics and it is cambered for optimal control. The canvas material also has a natural subtle texture for a more secure grip.

    Standard nickel rivets have been replaced with titanium brass color torx rivets and a titanium silver collar set that are interchangeable. The rivets are offered in several colors including silver, brass, copper and black.

    Messermeister has also applied a ceramic stonewash finish to its blades that are made from German stainless steel. The finish is said to allow for a smoother cutting and increased stain resistance.

    Each blade is engineered to be light, fast and agile with a full taper grind for featherweight performance without sacrificing strength. The center of mass is located on the leading edge of the handle for optimal balance. The raised tang has a 5-degree camber for maximum ergonomic comfort and control.

    Finally, Messermeister focused on designing each knife with a deep rocker design to make use simply for cooks of all sizes and abilities. By stretching the cutting edge over a longer arc to create a larger “sweet spot” for keeping contact with the cutting board and a better angle of attack for cutting.