The Parmoulin is an exquisite, unique and exotic piece of cutlery history to gift to a friend (or yourself) as a very useful cheese knife.
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for a cutlery lover or cheese lover, look no further.
Not only is this item gorgeous, but it also has a fascinating history, and always sparks up a conversation when serving cheese at parties. Best of all, your loved one will get a lot of great use out of it and think about you every time he or she uses it or gets asked about it.
Still produced in Solingen Germany in accordance with the "Solingen dry-fine-grinding" technique, this beautiful piece comes displayed in its own classic gift box containing a small-bottle of wood-care oil for the olive wood handle. This piece is very rare and almost impossible to find in North America these days.
The unique sweeping blade shape of the Parmoulin knife is modeled after a historical blade form called "Yatagan."
The shape is reminiscent of the ancient Turkish sabres which ultimately traveled from the Orient to France, and ended up being used as bayonets for the guns of Napoleon's soldiers. As Napoleon's army advanced into Solingen, the blade shape gained popularity as a utility knife.
An elegant knife with a wide blade and exquisite balance, it has also been called a "Solingen Turk." It is easily identified by its slightly curved cutting edge and the strong bow in the back just behind the blade's tip. Knives built in this way with the dry-fine-grinding technique are reknowned for their special sharpness and long-lasting cutting edge. A parmoulin knife is most often used for Parmesan and other hard cheeses.
The exact wood coloration on each piece is somewhat unique, but our entire stock is made from a beautiful light olive wood.