Over twenty years ago Heimo wanted to make himself a knife. But no smith was willing to teach him the art of making a blade. So Heimo went to Steel itself to find the answer. Steel spoke to him then and told him its secrets. Only extensive trial and error reveals the true potential of unalloyed carbon steel. Many experts agree that it makes the best practical knives. Soon Heimo was making desired knives for his friends and the enterprise was established to secure his family´s income.