After nearly two decades of knife-making and work as a cutler, Ulrich Hennicke began designing and producing his own line of hand-forged blades in the town of Asendorf, Germany. Hohenmoorer, or "High Moor," describes the region the knives are produced in. The profile of each Hohenmoorer knife is distinctive and contemporary, yet restrained. There is nothing superfluous added without a nod to functionality. Focusing on the raw materials, wood and steel from Germany, Ulrich has become a master of steel temperatures, to the point of stamping a very small logo, surrounded by a touch of temper color as part of his signature on the single-layer, Monostahl, knives.