Conceived and hand-made in about 1845, the Hen & Rooster brand had a
modest beginning as the notion of Carl Bertram. Mr. Bertram was a well
known owner of a poultry business in Solingen, Germany where he began
manufacturing his own line of cutlery. Because of his association with
the poultry industry in the surrounding communities, Bertram adopted
the now famous Hen & Rooster logo to mark his brand in about 1865.
The small cutlery manufacturing facility of old has produced what many
consider to be some of the “Worlds Finest Cutlery Since 1845”. The Hen
& Rooster logo is synonymous with high grade cutlery and superior
workmanship exemplified by each manufactured knife. Over two hundred
hand operations go into the creation of these superior knives. Only
pocket knives manufactured by master cutlers from Solingen, Germany
devoted to the details of polishing, fit, and finish of each product,
earn the right to bear the Hen & Rooster logo.