Forschner is the name of the North American distributor for Victorinox Cutlery: maker of the famous Swiss Army Knife. Forschner is the surname of a man who imported and sold these knives in the United States. Forschner knives became extremely popular with professional butchers due to the quality of construction, extensive selection, and sharpness. They are stamped, rather than forged, which brings the cost of manufacturing down. The blades of each Forschner knife is made of high carbon stainless steel and tempered to a superior edge that can be easily re-sharpened. Forschner knives are regularly chosen as a top pick for quality and value by America's Test Kitchen.