What we stand for
We produce garden and forestry tools with heart and soul.
We are passionate about gardening and forestry, nature and outdoor activities.
We use only the best materials and employ the most advanced, modern production techniques for the best possible quality.
We offer our customers help and support at all times.
We are a fourth generation family business and work together as one community.
In 1919, after returning from the First World War, the young blacksmith Josef Schmitt (26.11.1896 - 21.06.1976) assists his father Philipp Schmitt (26.01.1859 - 28.11.1928), a skilled blacksmith, in building a new forge.
In 1921, Josef Schmitt receives the master craftsman's certificate from the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce and one year later opens the "Hammerwerk Gebrüder Schmitt" together with his brother Otto. Production is soon expanded to include axes, hatchets and other tools. In the 1930s, the "ADLER" brand is launched.
Today Tobias Schmitt, Josef's great-grandson, leads our company in the fourth generation. In over 100 years, the small village workshop has developed into an international specialist for forged forestry tools and garden equipment.
If you want to learn even more about ADLER's 100-year history, take a look here:Adler GmbH & Co. KG corporate website
What we believe in
What we want to achieve
Helping people discover and sustain the joy of gardening and forestry through the production of first-class tools. We are available to all customers with advice and support.
Our tools are variable in stem length and color selection.
We use only tested carbon steels (C40 and C 60 steel) for our tool heads.
Our handles are made of European FSC®-certified ash (FSC-C020505) or original USA hickory wood.
We use only water-based, biodegradable paints for our handles.
Our tools are extra safe due to a double safety wedge with wooden wedge and metal ring wedge.
We give you a lifetime warranty on the tool heads.
Our tools are made in Germany.