Hatzicho's Kotten - Traditional grinding workshop

Welcome to our tradional historical grinding workshop !


   Messer- und Scherenschleiferei

Peter Buhlmann                    Tel.:            0163 / 54 84 643

Kanonenstraße 5A     Email: historische-schleiferei@web.de

61389 Schmitten                     www.historische-schleiferei.de


The origins of our grinding workshop go back to 1869. At that time August Lützelberger went into business for himself as a cutler and grinder in Thuringia. Some of the tools and grinding devices in our historic grinding shop date from this time.




We still sharpen knives, scissors and everything that needs to be sharpened in the traditional way. For us, traditional does not mean out of date but rather gentle on the cutlery to be ground and as best as possible in the interests of our customers' satisfaction. We take our craft very seriously and the quality of our work is our top priority.

Knives and scissors are processed on - sometimes historical - but always professional grinding machines. Particular attention is paid to the development of heat during the grinding process. Cooling of the grinded pieces and optimal speed of the grinders are granted. Perfect sharpness of knives and scissors go along with lifetime and maintaining the optimum hardness of the blades.


Straight razor production and restauration

Our specialty is production, sharpening and restoring of straight razors. 

The grinding of straight razors takes place on a now more than one hundred year old double hollow grinding machine of the company Otto Jansen & Co, Weyer-Solingen.


Rough and finee polishing of the razors is also done in the traditional way, using original machines and materials.


With us you will also find a large number of old restored razors as well as 
high-quality new straights and necessary accessories such as whetstones and whetstones.

Hope to see you soon here.

Stay sharp!


Professional Straight Razor Honing

Is your razor dull, not comfortable to use or showing rust spots? I offer a professional honing service.


Professional Straight Razor Restoration Service

Do you have some old treasures of your grandfather in a drawer that you would like to show off or use? I will restore your razors and make them shave ready, as far as this is possible and practical.

Custom straight razor production

As a special service, I offer the individual production of razors according to custom requirements. Do you have any special ideas or wishes for what your own straight razor should look like? Special grind, width, extraordinary scales? Many things are possible. Talk to me for an individual consultation.