Top marks for the RegularCut sharpening steel!

The Internet portal is one of the largest online test magazines in Germany with over 3.4 million users.Various sharpening steels were tested and compared there in November 2017. The RegularCut sharpening steel from the quality market leader Friedr. Dick prevailed over all the other sharpening steels that were tested and emerged as the test winner with an overall score of 1.2. collects professional reviews and test reports from reputable test sources (including Stiftung Warentest, Finanztest, Ökotest, CHIP etc.) and compares them with customer reviews from online retailers. Parameters, such as topicality, popularity, functionality and price, with different weightings are also included in the results of the comparison. Furthermore, it also includes the editors’ rating, resulting from the in-depth testing.

The Friedr. Dick sharpening steel was given a new two-component handle at the beginning of 2018. Hard and soft plastic is combined in the new handle so it is not just robust and durable but also rests safely and comfortably in your hand.

The AJAX chef's knife receives the Catering Star Gold 2017!

The AJAX chef's knife was awarded the Catering Star Gold in the “Kitchen Accessories and Other Kitchen Technology” product group. Every year, more than 300 readers of the Catering inside magazine vote for the most successful new launches in various product groups. Friedr. Dick is delighted that the AJAX chef's knife received the highest accolade!

The 2017 KitchenInnovation of the Year Award for the herb knife by Friedr. Dick

The winning product of the “KitchenInnovation of the Year®” consumer award has to impress not just with one special feature but in its entirety. F. Dick’s herb and parmesan cheese knife succeeded in doing just that.

The “KitchenInnovation of the Year®” consumer award is conferred on particularly consumer-friendly products. The award is not only judged by a panel of experts headed up by Michelin-star chef Heinz Winkler, but the opinions of the consumers themselves also determine the most popular products from the world of cooking. The herb and parmesan cheese knife made by F. Dick scored top marks for its functionality, design and material qualities and was therefore honoured for its outstanding product performance.

German Design Award 2017 for F. Dick CUT!!

The German Design Award is one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world. Friedr. Dick measured itself against the best in the industry in the competition and was assessed by the international panel of experts.

The nomination for the award itself is a prestigious honour as only companies selected and nominated by the Design Council are allowed to take part in the competition. Products are nominated that stand out because of their particular creative, design and brand competence. This independent panel of experts is made up of representatives from industry, universities and design as well as members of the Design Council. CUT! from F. Dick won through against the other nominated companies and received the German Design Award 2017 and a special mention in the “Books” and Calendars” category for outstanding design quality.

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GOLD Catering Star for F. Dick's herb and parmesan cheese knife!

More than 300 readers from the “Catering Inside” magazine voted on the most successful new convenience and kitchen technology products and services for the catering market again in 2016. The herb and parmesan cheese knife from F. Dick's 1905 Design series was awarded the GOLD Catering Star in the “Kitchen Accessories & Other Kitchen Technology” category.

The herb and parmesan cheese knife combines all of the characteristics that are essential for professionally cutting herbs. The round shape and the knife's curved cutting edge make "pinch" cuts easy, creating evenly cut herbs. The wide flat surface of the blade is indispensable for the "claw grip," which holds the herbs in place while cutting, and facilitates guidance of the knife. In addition, the herb and parmesan cheese knife is a comfortable size, with a blade length of 12 cm.

The Company Friedr. Dick is "Innovative Through Research"

Since 2014, the Donors‘ Association has been acknowledging research companies for their special responsibility to the state and society with their seal ‘Innovative Through Research’. This year, Friedr. Dick has received the sought-after seal and has thereby confirmed its reputation as an innovative company.

Carving knife is awarded Gold at the KÜCHE Award 2015

Friedr. Dick is reviving an old tried-and-tested butcher's knife design and enhancing its popular and successful 1905 series with a curved blade carving knife – awarded a "gold" medal at the KÜCHE Award 2015.

This special style of blade has already been used in kitchens and butcher's shops since the end of the 19th century. The curved blade design makes the cutting edge longer than when using a straight knife easily achieving a long drawn cut. Friedr. Dick has now taken this style of knife and enhanced its 1905 design series with this unique product offering. The 1905 Series continues to stand out with its exceptional design. Friedr. Dick developed the chef's knife series with solid bolsters in 1905, replacing the traditional riveted handle that had been previously used up until then. Today the 1905 Series combines a classic design with modern technology. Its exceptional appearance meets today's demanding hygiene standards as well as its premium quality and functionality is all of the utmost importance for the end-user. The renowned KÜCHE magazine asks chefs about their favourite products each year. The carving knife from the 1905 series was voted into first place in the "Kitchen Accessories" category and therefore won the gold medal.

The RFID system is ranked amongst the best of the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2015

Since 2006, the Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH and the Initiative Mittelstand have been awarding the INDUSTRIEPREIS annually to the best and the most progressive industrial companies. The award enjoys a very high reputation, thanks to its large and top class jury of experts, made up of professors, scientists, representatives from industry and specialist journalists. The products and solutions that are submitted are evaluated by the jury according to a defined number of criteria. These include the innovation factor (newness, product maturity and forward-looking characteristics), the benefits (identifiable benefits, contribution to profitability, efficiency increases) and its suitability for the Mittelstand (relevance, practicability, implementation). Decisive criteria for the jury's decision are the economic, social, ecological or technological benefits. The RFID system convinced the jury in the "IT & software solution" category and is ranked amongst the best of the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2015.

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RFID system: Winner of the "Fleischerei Technik Award" 

Confirmed as an innovative and ground-breaking solution

The coveted industry prize, the Fleischerei Technik Award, has been awarded for the third time by the trade magazines Fleischerei Technik and Fleischer Handwerk. As in the past, ground-breaking developments and outstanding innovations were honoured with the award. When it came to choosing their winners, the jury of experts, made up of scientists and editorial staff, were looking for factors such as quality improvements, cost reductions, sustainability and efficient process design. From the large number of entries, the top innovations were grouped under eight categories. With their RFID system, Friedr.Dick was awarded the Fleischerei Technik Award in the "Quality Management" category.

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Stiftung Warentest

tests our Premier Plus Chef's Knife and is convinced!

A total of 20 knives from the categories of "Classic Chef's Knife", "Santoku Knife" and "Ceramic Knife" were examined carefully by the testers at Stiftung Warentest. A variety of foods were cut in order to simulate the real conditions in professional and consumer’s kitchens: Tomatoes, carrots, celery root, pineapple, mangos, various herbs, hazelnuts and braised pork loins.

The knife's cutting performance was awarded the highest achievable grade of 60% in the Stiftung Warentest test rating. Both the sharpness and cutting quality as well as the ergonomicswere pronounced as significant. The knifes durability is integrated in the overall rating receiving a score of 30%. This includes, remove for instance, the edge retention of the blade, the resistance of the blade against cracks and the breaking strength of the blade. The cleaning characteristics of the knife is the third criteria that is rated by the testers and is integrated in the test rating with 10%. The cleaning-friendly workmanship as well as the required manual cleaning effort is tested in this category.

Our 21 cm Chef's Knife from the forged Premier Plus series was a winner in all areas and was given a rating of "good" (1.9) by the testers.

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Design meets quality: 

the Red Spirit knife series from Friedr. Dick has been nominated for the German Design Award 2015!

Friedr. Dick presents Red Spirit: an inspiring knife series inspired by Asian craftsmanship and manufactured with German precision using traditional production methods with state-of-the-art technology. The Red Spirit Series has now received recognition from the "Design Council," the organisers of the German Design Award. The Red Spirit knife series has been nominated for the 2015 German Design Award!

The nomination for the award itself is a prestigious honour as only companies selected and nominated by the Design Council are allowed to take part in the competition. The judges will then select the winners in ten categories in the area of product design at Ambiente 2015. This independent panel of experts is made up of representatives from industry, universities and design as well as members of the Design Council.

The Santoku from the Red Spirit series is voted third in the "Knife of the Year" survey!

Every year the Messer Magazin (German Knife Magazine ) awards a "Knife of the Year" in the following categories: fixed knife, pruning knife and kitchen knife. There is no jury to decide on whether a knife is successful or not; instead the readers of the Messer Magazin choose their favourite from all three categories. There was a choice of 14 knives from well-known manufacturers from all over the world in the kitchen knife category. The Santoku from the new Red Spirit series from Friedr. Dick won through with the readers and was awarded third place.

Third place in the "Knife of the Year" voting: Our Santoku of the 1778 series! 

Winner of the "Küche Award Technik 2013":

F. Dick’s Knife block "4 Knives"

For the fourth time, more than 600 readers of Küche magazine have chosen their most successful product launch of kitchen techniques. Among many well-known competitors, our knife block "4 Knives" has been awarded in the category "Kitchen Accessories and other kitchen techniques".

Distinct design and sophisticated function and quality are combined in this outstanding product. Furthermore, the knife block is characterized by its light weight and an intelligent, space saving transport solution, unique thanks to its clever interlocking system that makes it possible to take apart the two plastic plates and fold them space saving. 

2nd place in the KÜCHE AWARD TECHNIK 2011 (Kitchen Award Technology 2011)

 Friedr. Dick's Premier WACS knife series

More than 600 readers of KÜCHE magazine voted on the most successful new kitchen technology products. The Premier WACS series won second place in the "Other Kitchen Technology" category and successfully fended off the competition.

Nominated for Designpreis 2009

– the damascus knife series 1893

The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany is the country‘s highest distinction in the field of design. It is known as the »Prize of Prizes«. The reason: no other design award sets such strict criteria on entries. Thus, a company can only enter the competition for the Design Award if its product has already been awarded a national or international design prize. Another precondition for entry is that companies must have been nominated by the Ministries and Senators of the Federal States or by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. 

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Winner of Kücheninnovationspreis 2008

– our Damascus knife series 1893

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reddot design award winner 2008

– our Knife Series 1893

The red dot design award, the origins of which go back to 1955, is one of the largest and most renowned design competitions worldwide. It consists of the individual disciplines “red dot award: product design”, “red dot award: communication design”, and “red dot award: design concepts”, which has been held annually in Singapore since 2005. In 2007 the competition recorded more than 7,000 entries from 60 nations.

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2008, the Knife Series 1893 received the Design Plus Award Ambiente 2008

The Design Plus award is a title awarded by an international jury of recognised experts to the winners among all the entries sent in by the exhibitors at the Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt. Altogether, 200 companies applied with 613 products and product series to be considered for the much sought-after award, which honours the best of design in the consumer goods sector. The awarded products will be presented at the Museum for Applied Arts, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.

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2007 Küche Award Technik

In 2007, the Knife Series 1905 received the representative "Küche Award Technik" in the category "cutting devices".

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Product of the Year 2006

In a survey of chefs organised by the leading catering journal 'PV Report' under the heading of 'Product of the Year 2006', the Friedr. Dick company achieved first place in the Knives category, a long way ahead of the rest of the field.

Product of the Year 2005

In a survey of chefs organised by the leading catering journal 'PV Report' under the heading of 'Product of the Year 2005', the Friedr. Dick company achieved first place in the Knives category, a long way ahead of the rest of the field.

Product of the Year 2004

In a survey of chefs organised by the leading catering journal 'PV Report' under the heading of 'Product of the Year 2004', the Friedr. Dick company achieved first place in the Knives category, a long way ahead of the rest of the field

2000 Erfolgsprodukte second winner

2000 successful products second winner Premier HACCP-line (professional journal "Küche")

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2000 Certificate of Appreciation

2000 Certificate of Appreciation from Bocuse d'Or Deutschland