Every object tells a story and every story begins with the People who first imagined it.
The GOLDVEIN story begins with these creative minds. Together, David, Abe, and Tobias have
set a new Gold Standard in Fine Cutlery.
Designer, knifemaker, and culinary artist David Wolkerstorfer, who has been crafting knives by hand since childhood, holds a degree in Industrial Design from Austria‘s University of Art Linz and has years of experience in product development. Influenced in large part by his maternal grandfather, a prolific craftsman and all-round talent, David has chosen to specialize in the creation of heirloom-quality functional art, from spoons and cutlery, to exquisite jewelry and chef’s knives.
Curator of world-class culinary objects Founder and curator of Eatingtools and Living Steel 626, exclusive collections of handcrafted culinary tools from international artists, Abe Shaw has spent over two decades working in partnership with first-class craftspeople. He built his career on lessons learned directly from masters on studio visits to artisans around the world. Abe has forged and shaped culinary knives, and gained deep respect and admiration for the craft and those who practice it.
Bladesmith and metallurgist. With a master’s degree in Metallurgy from University of Leoben and over a decade of fine craft experience, Tobias Hangler has dedicated his professional life to bladesmithing and the creation of high-performance cutlery. At the intersection of science and craft, his ability to combine cutting edge technologies with traditional techniques aligns him perfectly with this story he now helps to write.
COLLABORATING WITH THE
BEST AND BRIGHTEST
Harnessing the best talent and most creative minds is a prerequisite to crafting the
finest of culinary objects. In addition to the knives made wholly by our founders,
GOLDVEIN partners with artisans from around the world for exclusive projects.
Collaborations beyond compare are the result.
THE CREATORS SIGNATURE
Each blade, each GOLDVEIN object, is signed by its maker. Most personal to any
artisan is the opportunity for creative control over the process of conception and
creation. The signature on the object marks the personal connection between artist
and art, and tells the story of the object and its purity of formation.