Klōtzli Messerschmiede has been in business since 1846. The high-end of the Swiss knife business is the very small shop of H.P. Klōtzli who is not only a fifth generation knife retailer in Switzerland, but also the promoter of the very first Swiss custom knife show. H.P. is also a knifemaker, specializing in knives using the liner lock developed by Michael Walker and designs from top European and American knifemakers. H. P. Klotzli served his knifemaker apprenticeship at Victorinox, the world-famous producer of the Swiss Army Knife. Since taking over the business from his parents in 1972, he has been embracing modern technology in the field of knifemaking while maintaining a strong appreciation for his family history and craftsmanship traditions.