It was in 1947 when the Simón family decided to settle in Albacete opening their first small store called “La Caperucita” in the city of Albacete, Spain selling typical souvenirs from Albacete, such as flamenco dolls and toys bullfighters, as well as ashtrays and Albacete ́s classical Spanish folding knives.
Due to the high demand for typical knives, since Albacete has been a city with a tradition in the manufacture of cooking knives, typical folding knives and scissors for centuries and that remains in force today, the founder, Miguel Simón, my grandfather, decided to focus the activity from business to single sale of cutlery.
Years later, the first Simón Cutlery was established in Madrid, the capital of Spain, a few meters from Puerta del Sol, the center of Spain, a business run by Carlos Simón Ruiz, my father, from the year 1970, until his jubilate in the year 2018.
In 2006, with the help of his parents, Juan Carlos Simón and Jose Luis Simón joined forces to manage the current Cuchillerías Simón Selección, also located just 300 meters from Madrid’s Puerta del Sol between Alcalá and Gran Vía streets, dedicating all their efforts to manufacture and market Spanish and Japanese cutlery products, being a benchmark for quality cutlery products in Spain and, today, they market more than 5000 high-quality cutlery products, basing their activity on kitchen, scissors for various uses, classic Spanish knives made by the best Spanish artisans, sharpening systems and articles to cut and taste ham such as knives for slicing and boning ham, ham holding holders and sharpening chairas such as those we present you in our second edition of the product catalog you have in your hands.
The ranges of Simón PRO forjado knives with more than 25 items and Simón PRO Micarta with more than 15 different items made entirely in Albacete in forged one-piece steel, represent our most demanded knives worldwide.