HENRY WESTPFAL CO. began as a leather tools manufacturer and sharpening service in 1874. After his family emigrated from Westphalia, Germany, Henry and his brothers learned the family trade and joined the then thriving Grinder's Guild of New York City.
Through our continuous commitment to quality and tradition, we have remained a mainstay in the local community of makers and manufacturers.
Our vision is simple. Bridge the gap between history and contemporary cultures. The days of the Grinder's Guild are gone, and in its place has arisen a community of makers, hailing from far and wide, committed to pouring life back into the handmade culture that represents this city.
In our brick and mortar space we invite designers, makers and D.I.Y. enthusiasts to converge - meeting face to face with consumers ready to support local artisans and manufacturers. Henry Westpfal Co. represents a meeting place of tradition, legacy and ingenuity.