Haase Knives is really just me, Friedrich Haase. But all my friends call me Fritz. I'm a 21-year old knife maker from Germany, currently living in the mountains of Spain. I'm a passionate bushcrafter, climber and outdoor enthusiast. My passion for the outdoors started when I was 7 years old reading a book about stone age people making slings and archery equipment. From that moment on I was obsessed and spent the rest of the summer making bows from hazel staves with pieces of flint and shooting them at my moms precious flower pots. That got me into some trouble over the years but didn't stop the growing passion for the outdoors developing inside of me. Ever since then my passion for nature and craftsmanship only got bigger and inspired me to start making knives about 5 years ago at age 16.
I started with a hairdryer powered charcoal grill, an angle grinder and worked my way up to a fully equipped workshop with professional tools, that ensure superb quality, fit and finish on every one of my knives.
At age 19 I made the decision to move to Spain, with the plan to learn the language and the wish to move to a place wilder and more mountainous than the wide flat fields and dense populated suburbs of northern Germany. I packed all my belongings and tools into a sprinter van and drove to Andalusia where I rented a small flat and workshop in the mountains. My neighbors own chickens, goats and fruit trees and mostly grow their own vegetables, a paradise. I have been living here for two years now, filing on my craft and going hiking, camping and rock climbing in the mountains.