Warther Cutlery in Dover, OH begain in 1902 out of necessity for a sharp knife that would hold its edge. Ernest (Mooney) Warther, known as the World's Master Carver who carved the history of the steam engine in walnut, ebony and ivory, couldn't find a knife that would hold its edge. He was working in a local steel mill at the time and learned to temper steel from a blacksmith. Mooney found that the knives he made and sharpened held their edge against hard woods and ivory. About the same time, Mooney's mother complained about her kitchen knives. At the age of 17, he made a kitchen knife for his mom, she loved it, told the neighbors and more than 100 years later, Warther Cutlery continues to use the same high quality standards.
We are a small shop who hand grinds and polishes each knife much the same way Mooney did. All of our materials are American made with strict quality control for each of the 32 hand processes. The Warther family still owns and operates Warther Cutlery and offers a life-time warranty on the knives and life-time sharpening. We also create our own wood blocks to hold the knives of cherry and oak. Cutting boards are made of cherry and maple. Every Warther knife is made and sold from our 327 Karl Ave. Dover, OH location. We also invite you to visit our newly renovated gift shop where you'll be able to see and handle the knives plus hundreds of seasonal and home decor items. The Gift Shop is open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM. Knife sharpening is available Monday - Friday, 9AM-4PM.