was founded in 1882 by Hadar Hallström, under the name Hadar Hallström Kniffabriks Aktiebolag. In 1917 the company name was changed to Eskilstuna Kniffabriks Aktiebolag – later abbreviated as EKA-knivar AB. At EKA a century of crafting tradition is combined with modern production technology. Each knife is subjected to most rigorous quality control and comes with a 10-year guarantee. EKA’s knives are known throughout the world for elegance, functional design and first-class materials. To work with an EKA knife; feel the grip, the strength and the excellent sharpness, is something above the ordinary. Sandvik 12C27 is the denomination of the stainless steel used in EKA blades. It is Swedish steel developed by the Sandvik Corporation specifically for knives and surgical instruments. The knife blades are hardened to 57 - 59 HRC to achieve a durable edge that keeps it sharpness.