One of the most successful Eskilstuna cutlers was Johan Engström (1846 – 1915). Before setting up his factory in 1874 Johan had worked with cutlers and studied knife production in both Sheffield (G. Westerholm & Son) and Solingen. In 1882, Johan added barrel knives to his production line. The company produced high-quality barrel knives and received international recognition at shows in Sweden, France, U.S.A., and Canada. Johan died in 1915 which marks the end of the Engström company.