Located in Western Germany near the banks of the Wupper River, Solingen has been home to master blacksmiths for over 2,000 years. The many creeks and spillways of the river were perfectly suited to provide power for the production of blades in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was then, in the year of 1814, when WÜSTHOF first got its start in Solingen and the business has remained in the WÜSTHOF family ever since. For seven generations, WÜSTHOF continues to call the picturesque city of Solingen its home, and proudly marks each blade as "Made in Solingen". Long renowned as "The City of Blades," Solingen, Germany has earned the reputation of crafting the world’s finest cutlery for generation after generation.