The Master Fred Schmalz
The Master Fred Schmalz













The Masters brief CV

09.12.1949 Born in Haßfurt
  Raised in Knetzgau/Main, the current home
1966 Apprenticeship as works engineer with final exam
October 1969 Professional soldier at the mountain infantry
20. Feb. 1970 Marriage with his wife Renate; they have 2 children
1971 Work-placement as works engineer
1978-1979 Attendance of the Master School Eckert in Regensburg
Examination for Master Craftsman with a focus to Metal
1982 Foundation of his own company “Bau- und Kunstschlosserei Fred Schmalz” in Knetzgau
1982 bis 1983 Attendance of the Master School at the Chamber of Crafts in Würzburg
Diploma as Master Locksmith.
1985 First contacts with Damascus steel
October 2000 Membership of the German Knife Makers Guild