nice that fate brought you to my website!
I’m “Der Blecherne Alex”, I was born and raised in Hessen. In 1996 my fate led me to the Allgäu. In the Allgäu the people are very grounded and the craft and tradition are still alive!
I, too, have been grounded here and feel accepted. The Allgäu is very honest and more open, as you always hear! Whether you buy a knife or a piece of jewelry from me, or forge something yourself in a course. You will experience honest, spiritual craftsmanship, 100% handcrafted! Because love, heart and passion are my drive!
UNIQUE KNIVES FOR SALE
Everyone knows it: the typical cheap knife from the discounter, which feels dull after snipping it 3 times. I have unique and completely handcrafted unique items!
- Self-forged , hardened and tempered
- Hand made handles and treated with natural materials
- Unique Haptics, great patterns and colors
- Only the blade is highly polished and razor sharp
Courses in cutlery
A unique experience – finish your first, self-forged knife with me and learn the basics of blacksmithing. Of course, we also sew a matching leather sheath.
- kitchenknife or Outdoor knife according to your imagination
- Special, historical and regional materials
- One day and two day courses with up to 4 people
- Free meals over the entire course time
- I offer courses in german and english language!
Are you up for it? Then take a look at all of my courses and find the cutlery course that suits you!
Important information regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic
The current corona pandemic is forcing some companies and you as a private person to apply many restrictions.
For example, mouth and nose protection and a comprehensive hygiene concept are currently only allowed a maximum of one household give a blacksmithing course. That of course limits us greatly.
Book a blacksmithing course with me is still a great idea – and I’ll tell you why:
- No course expires due to Corona, it will only be postponed!
- This only applies to courses that are in a lockdown, all others take place!
- Please take into account that it may take time from booking the course to the appointment and that there are still other participants
- A blacksmithing course is a great idea for a Christmas present
So – I’m looking forward to you and we stick together – despite Corona!
ORDER YOUR DESIRED KNIFE
- Have a knife made for you like you always have he dreams have
- Choose from countless materials for the Handle (Wood, bone or rare fossil material)
- Choose yours blade (Carbon steel or armor steel)
- You get a free leather sheath and, if you wish, your initials engraved in the knife
Do you want a knife according to your ideas? You configure your own knife and order it. I will then contact you personally and we will work out the design and the materials to be used together.
RESTORATION & REPAIR of your BLADES
- I repair and polish Your knives, axes, hatchets, handles or handle scales or leather sheaths
- I restore old, damaged or worn blades or leather sheaths
- I try that Original condition as far as possible to restore
- I also restore your old sabers, knives and bayonets as well as archaeological finds – this requires very rare material
Give away something unique – vouchers from the Blechernen AlexDo you want to please a good friend or family member, but you don’t know exactly what they like best? No problem – just give one away gift voucher for my shop and the recipient can choose what they want – whether knife , Jewellery or Blacksmithing course . You don’t just buy an unimaginative voucher from me, but a voucher for an unforgettable experience or a handmade one-off.
Knife forging course
Escape everyday life and do something useful! Something for eternity that you made yourself with my help. You definitely go with a completely finished one knife home!!! From the blade to the handle to the hand-sewn leather sheath, 100% handcrafted!
Blacksmith course (1 or 2 days)
That's why only with Blecherner Alex
Because I only work for a maximum of 2 people in the day course and a maximum of 3 people in the 2-day course, I have the necessary time for each individual. This is very important to me. My courses are very small and very personal! read on
Cost, payment, overnight stay
AN ABSOLUTE SPECIAL FEATURE OF MY COURSES IS:
You go home in the evening with a completely finished knife with a leather sheath! And you made everything yourself with my help!
With a maximum of 2 people in the day course, I have plenty of time for everyone!
Unique knife items
A knife is a tool that should always be used for the purpose for which it was made! This is the only way to guarantee that you will enjoy it. Not all steel is suitable for everything. All knives you buy from me are very solid in their design and especially in the choice of materials. Unique items each for itself.
Your dream knife | custom made
Do you have a particular knife in your head? I will make your dream knife for you – completely individual and with materials of your choice!
Knife info and guarantee
A knife is a tool that should always be used for the purpose for which it was made. This is the only way to guarantee that you will enjoy it. Not all steel is suitable for everything.
A hunter should use a knife that is not quite as hard, but flexible.
A cook, on the other hand, should use steel that is very hard and sharp. Only with the cleaver he should go for something flexible.
All knives in stock
Take a look at what great knives are in stock. If you don’t feel like attending a course yet, you can also buy a forged knife from me.
Sharpening service for your knives
Of course you can also send me your knives for sharpening or bring them to me personally. I guarantee, while you are waiting for a coffee with me, that your knives will be expertly sharpened.
Knife restoration & repair
The way to the knife
Take a look at how a knife is made. From the raw material to the finished knife. Take a look at the individual steps.
Jewelry with fine woods
- Service tree
- Bog oak
- and much more.
Jewelry with bones
Jewelry from the sea
- Scissors from cancer
- petrified sea urchins
- stainless steel
- Wrought bronze
- Leopard 1 cannon barrel
Get a more detailed picture of my work here
Have a look on social media
Here I not only report on my courses, but also offer my latest knives and jewelry for sale.
Article in the magazine “Griaß di ‘Allgäu” Winter 2020/21
Madness! The “Griaß die Allgäu”, a magazine of the Allgäuer Zeitung, visited me in Aitrang and accompanied me for one day while I was forging.
This resulted in a great report and incredibly good pictures. Take a look at the new winter 2020/21 edition!
“ Today was a great day for me, I am very satisfied with my hatchet that I could make with your help. I’ll be back soon, I only wish you the best. Thank you for everything Great knife course … Thank you, thank you, thank you . ”
I would also like to thank you for an all-round great day!
I felt really good with you guys. That was forge with the all-round carefree package! We booked blacksmiths and got so much more. A big THANK YOU to your wife too. We felt like part of the family, and someone has to imitate you first!
I hadn’t even dealt with the “Tin Alex” beforehand,
since my buddy had arranged everything with you. I only looked at a photo to see whether the sympathy was right. Now I’ve looked at your site and I’m really amazed at what you’ve done!
“ Hello Alex
So the promised comment will follow soon. Since we had a double course with you, I only speak for myself. As the second half of him will follow.
I’m completely satisfied, couldn’t have been better. The course, the food and the family atmosphere were just great. We will definitely recommend you.
So thanks for the great day.
Greetings daniel . ”
“ We were able to visit Alex a few days ago and were more than impressed by his unique craftsmanship.
We are extremely satisfied with the very high quality custom-made products of both knives.
See you soon and greetings from the Donau Ries. Karina & Alex. ”
“I had a knife made by Alex according to my wishes, I have to say it turned out exactly as I imagined, a really nice piece in real craftsmanship with a self-sewn leather sheath and specially made pitch thread. The service and the processing was over the phone and very uncomplicated simply a great all-round service.
So if you like something special, then Alex is the right place for you!
Oh yes, the knife is perfectly sharpened and therefore very, very sharp.
LG Daniel from the Palatinate ”
“I have bought two forged bronze knives for processing medicinal herbs and am delighted with the good workmanship, the wonderful service and the fulfillment of special requests. Thanks*”