Cutting-edge technology meets exquisite custom craftsmanship
State-of-the-art production technology is by no means always the best option for achieving optimal results. Thus, five-axis machining centers, 3D CAD workstations and computer-integrated manufacturing are juxtaposed with the burin of the engraver under the illuminated loupe, the heel of the stockmaker’s hand oiling the stock, and the chisel the gunsmith uses to give a receiver its final shape - contrasts so extreme that they’re difficult even to imagine! This is how Krieghoff creates peerless hunting and competition guns that unite technological perfection with sterling craftsmanship.
The Gunsmith: Craftsmanship in perfection
Still, a Krieghoff's life does not begin until each of its parts has been assembled into a perfect whole by the hands of a knowledgeable gunsmith. Modern production technologies are indispensable in today's gun making, although all crucial phases during the manufacturing of a gun are still done by the hands of an experienced gunsmith. Every craftsman completes his task with love to the detail. This is our commitment and it will assure the best quality possible.
The gunsmith combines impeccable craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. Depending on the desired features, he transforms a competition shotgun such as the Krieghoff K-80 into a firearm of unique elegance. The producers of the television program “Welt der Wunder” watch the gunsmiths at work...
Custom fit of nature’s size
Being able to see from the rather unimposing blank how best to design the stock, how the composition and grain can be best utilized to maximize strength and beauty, is the essence of the risk-taking and flair of an experienced stockmaker. Before shaping the stock, the type of wood upgrade must be selected. It takes about eighty years before a stock can be made from the wood of a walnut tree. During this time, nature creates a thing that speaks to the senses with its noble and ever unique grain like almost no other material. Once the final shape has emerged from the chiseling and filing, and the stock has been seamlessly fitted to the receiver, finely carved checkering and surface finishing complete the work of art. Classic oiling or epoxying – both methods uniquely enhance the natural beauty of the wood. The end result is a stock that is a pleasure to hold and behold.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Krieghoff factory and experience the immense amount of craftsmanship and experience that goes into the making of these world famous guns
The engraving expresses the owner’s personality and individuality
For years, engravers have artfully applied the finishing touch to guns, lending them a unique character and an expression of their worth.Initial sketches stemming from a dialogue with the gun owner are used to produce a harmonious design encompassing motif, style and material. Krieghoff engravers have a comprehensive repertoire: from deep relief to the very finest Bulino style and from classic hunting scenes to the multifaceted ornamentations of various eras. From precious metal inlays to surface finishing – there are no limits to their creative imagination. Using their experience, finesse and talent, our engravers create fine works of art that reflect both the passion and personality of the owner and the value and quality of an exquisite gun.