KWESST is a subsidiary of 2573682 Ontario Inc, the exclusive North American Distributor of The Original Eickhorn-Solingen product line. KWESST is an integrator and developer of Intelligent Tactical Systems and a supplier to the Military and Law Enforcement sectors. KWESST specializes in Soldier Systems and components including tactical knives and Bayonets.
For over 150 years the Eickhorn name has been associated with the manufacture of edged weapons, combat and rescue knives supplied to government buyers. ES has an established international reputation for innovative product design, engineering and quality control. This expertise now extends to the equally demanding non-military edged products market.
Steel, the heart of all ES products!
In order to fulfill the company's strict quality control demands, only the highest quality specifically designed steel, rigorously tested to meet the operational demands of our military clients worldwide, is used in all ES products. There is no compromise; our products are guaranteed to meet German quality control standards at every stage of the production process. Our commitment to ongoing research and development ensures built in design excellence for future ES products.
150 years of tradition combined with 21st century design and technology are forged in ES. Leading exponents of high-performance steel design and engraving such as the internationally renowned Damascus steel designer, Markus Balbach, whose Damascus blades represent the genius of design that will make these knives future investments and collectors’ items.
Solingen, in the German Ruhr valley is recognized as the heartland of the European steel industry. ES does not produce in low labour cost countries; ES is fully committed to it's traditional Solingen base.
ES staff are the foremost engineers in this industry, years of experience and the adherence to the principals of the highest production quality and customer service, demonstrate a commitment to traditional German values. Advanced robotic engineering, the latest CNC processing equipment, advanced assembly engineering and staff training procedures, plus full accreditation according to DIN EN ISO 9001-2000, all guarantee customer satisfaction at all times.
Numbers and more numbers! Every ES product is engraved with an identifying serial number. Military products supplied to NATO-countries have a NATO stock number (NSN), thereby ensuring full traceability of ES products throughout their long life