Der Blecherne Alex

Cutlery, hand-forged jewelry and exciting blacksmith courses


I am the Blecherne Alex and knifemaker with passion. I practice my craft in the Allgäu from 100% to hand and with tradition. You can find out more about me and my story here.

Whether you want to buy a unique hand-forged knife from me
Knife buys
Course books
or my
Sharpening service
repair and restoration service
knives, it is always something special. Why exactly you should purchase my products or services, you can
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Buy hand forged knives

Here you get ready for purchase knives for outdoor or kitchen.
These are all purely unique pieces, forged by myself in the purest handwork.
What is in the store is also in stock.
I will also gladly make your
Desired knife
according to your wishes!

Learning how to forge a knife

Welcome to the most most authentic blacksmith course in Germany! In the deepest part of the Allgäu you will set off with me in an almost spiritual way to your own unique exhibition. Choose your material for the handle and for the blade and create something new with me.

I give your blades the finishing touches

I make your knives really sharp. Depending on what it is intended for:
Kitchen knife/hatchet, outdoor knife, vegetable knife, meat knife, bread knife, cutlery knife, scissors, etc. Pathology knives and scissors. Garden tools. Razor. There are almost no limits.

I am a cutler and know what is important. I always make sure that the look or patina of the knives remains visible if this is desired.

Restoration and repair of blades and cutting edges

I repair Your knives, axes, hatchets, handles or handle scales or leather sheaths. I restore old, damaged or worn blades or leather scabbards and try to restore them to their original condition. In this way, we not only ensure that a tool can be reused without throwing it away, we also preserve its history.

course participants with self-forged knives

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

Are you up for it? Then take a look at all of my courses and find the cutlery course that suits you!



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

Buy self-forged kitchen knives outdoor knives
custom knife forged custom-made



  • 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.



  • 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

    restoration of bayonet design

    Give away something unique – vouchers from the Blechernen Alex

    Do 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.

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    I put the finishing touches to your sound


    • I’ll get your knives, axes and tools really sharp again quickly .
    • As a blacksmith, I know exactly what is important and I grind to different grits
    • Then the knife is thorough groomed

    I buy your wood, steel, bones …


    • I buy (rare) objects or material
    • Purchase of all kinds of good woods
    • (Historic) steels
    • (Ice Age) bones and throwing poles
    • Odd, rare, attic finds

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      Buy or forge your unique piece of jewelry at the Tin Alex


      • Pendants, rings or bangles made of rare materials
      • One day blacksmithing course – learn to forge jewelry
      • Forge your dream piece of jewelry or let me forge it for you

      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!

      Cutlery course (1 or 2 days)

      With materials that were treated with honor and not carelessly obtained from somewhere. As a gift or simply for yourself!
      With my help you forge your own unique, artistic knife. You go home with a complete, ready-to-use knife!

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      That's why only at the Blecheren 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

      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!

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      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!

      Now to your dream knife

      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      Knife restoration & repair

      I am happy to repair or restore your old treasures. Just contact me!

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      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.

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      Unique jewelry

      Here you can find handmade jewelry pieces made of iron, stainless steel, copper and wrought bronze.
      Also in combination with bones, horn, nuts, wood and more.
      Or you forge your own unique piece with my help!!!

      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.

      They have all been there and come home with their own knife or piece of jewelry! Also at Corona times!!! My courses are 100% also suitable for women, whether a knife or jewelry is made, as you can certainly see in the pictures!!!

      The latest about the Tin Alex

      You can always find out the latest news about me and my work.

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      Do you have any questions about my courses or products?

      Then ask me quickly via WhatsApp! Just click on the number!


      +49 (0) 162 9855 002

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      The ratings speak for themselves

      Whoever takes a course at Blechernen Alex or buys a handmade product gets one thing above all: a satisfaction guarantee! I do everything with heart and deep passion, and my customers notice that. Convince yourself!

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      Wir hatten zu 3 den Schmiedekurs gebucht und sind voller Erwartungen zu Elke und Alex ins Allgäu gefahren. Wir wurden herzlich empfangen und bei Kaffee wurden die Details und Abläufe besprochen. Wir wurden in den 2 Tagen gefordert und gefördert. Das Ergebniss ist wunderbar geworden und wir sind mehr als zufrieden. Wir können den Alex nur empfehlen.
      Harald Kraft Avatar
      Harald Kraft
      13. November 2023
      Wir hatten einen super Tag und zwei wunderschöne Messer aus historischem Stahl geschmiedet. 1000 Dank!!
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      Gregor Avatar
      27. October 2023
      Wir waren einer 4er-Gruppe und haben an einem zweitägigen Kurs 4 einzigartige Messer (Jagd- und Küchenmesser) selbst hergestellt. Als reine Tastatur-Helden war es einen mega Erfahrung, am Ende des Tages ein reales Ergebnis in den Händen zu halten. Alex führt euch da wunderbar durch, also keine Angst und "HAUT FESTE DRAUF"! Am zweiten Tag näht ihr euch dann aus Leder eine Scheide (beim Jagdmesser) oder einen Klingenschutz (Küche) - Alex' Frau Elke sorgt hier geduldig für ein perfektes Ergebnis. Ich kann den Kurs jedem empfehlen - am Ende seid ihr um euer eigenes (!) Traummesser, zwei wunderbare Tage und einen Crashkurs in ehrenhaftem Verhalten reicher 🙂
      Michael Kählig Avatar
      Michael Kählig
      23. October 2023
      Es war ein toller Tag und ein richtiges Erlebnis. Elke und Alex sind super nett und man hat sich sofort wohl gefühlt. Fachlich sind beide super. Alex hat auch nebenbei viel erklärt. Habe Messer schmieden vorher nur im TV gesehen und Dank Alex jetzt selber gemacht. Hätte nie gedacht das man das alles an einem Tag hin bekommt. Das Messer ist auch richtig gut geworden. Bin ganz stolz drauf. Mein selbst geschmiedetes Küchenmesser wird mich immer an diesen tollen Tag und die beiden erinnern. Gerhard.
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      Gerhard Stifter
      20. October 2023
      Vielen Dank an Alex und Elke für diesen besonderen Tag,der in jeder Hinsicht ein tolles Erlebnis für mich war. Am Ende konnte ich Dank ihrer Mithilfe ein wunderschönes Messer mit nach Hause nehmen.
      ELKE R. Avatar
      ELKE R.
      20. October 2023
      Wir hatten einen sehr lehrreichen Tag bei Alex und Elke mit vielen tollen Gesprächen und leckerem Essen in einer urigen und gemütlichen Umgebung. Das Highlight ist natürlich das selbstgeschmiedete Messer mit nach Hause zu nehmen. Alles in allem war es ein unvergessliches Erlebnis! Vielen Dank!
      Franziska Gruber Avatar
      Franziska Gruber
      2. October 2023