About us

About us

Philosophy

 

Outdoor living is our passion. What we strive for: self-sufficiency. To be equipped with as little as possible for all possible situations is what we demand from ourselves. That’s why we build tools with which we can work efficiently and safe, tools that last, conserve energy, and are environmentally sustainable.

 

We have developed all of the Outdoorwerk products ourselves, some in collaboration with the Survival Outdoor School. What we are not able to produce ourselves by hand we outsource to regional businesses with which we have a personal relationship. That’s how we ensure the quality of our product. Our products and the materials used to make them are almost entirely made and manufactured in Switzerland. Over 90% of our products are produced within the range of 10 kilometers. Every piece is one of a kind and has its very own story.

 

We ourselves use Outdoorwerk products on our expanded survival tours. We personally test the products in nature und thereby we know how to modify and perfect the products and we will continue to do so until we believe that they are real tools of independence.

 

By the way: With the products of Outdoorwerk you support sustainable production of high quality outdoor tools.

 

We are Outdoorwerk

 

For years we have been touring and discovering the outdoors. There came a time when we started to enhance the tools and gadgets we used and redeveloped them. We love to find manual and technical solutions for live in nature. That’s why we started Outdoorwerk – tools for independence.

 

 

The Team

 

robert_blessRobert Bless

 

"As a kid I created my first stone age tools. Since then, my attraction with hand craftsmanship and all that goes with it hasn’t let me go. I’ve completed several courses about the workmanship of wood, metal and leather. The physical basics interest me just as much as the practical use of the tool or item."

 

"Ever since I was young I was fascinated with being outside and a life close to nature. In following that fascination, I have traveled and toured throughout Europe as well as the jungles of Asia, the forests of Canada and far off parts of Africa. For several years I have been taking courses at the Survival Outdoor School (www.gosos.com). I have become a nature suvival instructor. Spending time in nature gives me new philosophical views and new ideas for outdoor tools."

 

"Making tools that are close to life and nature, that are long lasting and serviceable, tools that make one independent and don’t leave a trace for the next outdoorsmen, that’s my goal."

 

sara_waeltySara Wälty

 

She's responsible for all kind of design in OUTDOORWERK. She reduces fine things to excellence.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian Weber is no longer working at OUTDOORWERK. We thank him for his work and his ideas in 2011-2015.

 

 

Press

 
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3 june 2014   Zürcher Oberländer Regio Fischenthal/Bubikon
     
14 august 2014   Zürcher Oberländer Regio Seegräben/Bäretswil
     
10 oktober 2014   Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ/ Ausprobiert
 
feb./march/april 2015   SURVIVAL Magazin 01/2015, News
     

march 2015

  4Seasons – Das Outdoor-Magazin by Transa
     
march 2015  

TRANSA manual: page 231 Outdoor Stove, page 251-253 Knives & chopping tools

     
april 2015   outdoor guide Magazin: Seite 18 Blickpunkt, Naturkocher
     
may 2015   ALL MOUNTAIN Magazin Nr.2: page 156, Natürlich kochen
     
july 10, 2015   bushcraft.at – Survival – Outdoor Skills: book to the knife
     
oct/nov 2015   Knife Magazine Germany, election of the knife of the year 2016, page 61
     
oct 2015   Beobachter Natur, Switzerland, Prepared for all eventualities, page 5
     
jan 2016   Knife Magazine Germany, OW4 knife on 3rd place knife of the year 2016
     
may 2016   Outdoor Guide online: Outdoorwerk Stove: Goodbye fuel shortage
     
may 2018   Event by blacksmith Elsener Rapperswil