Most folks believe they are made in China using a German name. After 2 years of intensive internet research, Munich Ironworks is not something I or a couple others have been able to find when it comes to knives. No, they don't have any quality consistancy at all and I rate them lower than a Rough Rider knife. You can learn a lot from the following thread about Rough Riders.
http://allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_f ... .php?t=290
I buy and tear apart some RR's, Steel Warriors and Owl head knives about yearly and have done this 3 times and what I see is that the RR's and Owl Head are the same while Steel Warrior has improved a little. (started when they first came out). The Owl head knives may have up to 4 different German names on the tang with Oil The Joints
and the quality is always sketchy. There is an old thread or 2 about these knives and their mysterious beginnings. It appears that they are made in China and given a German name on the tangs, DECEPTION at work.
There is a Munich Ironworks in Germany but they do Steel Building Construuction, not knives.
Sorry but in my opinion they are not worth buying and I won't be buying any more as they just do not have the quality that low quality Chinese knives have, like the Rough Rider. Some sellers on Ebay say they are German, or German made parts assembled in China. They are sharp, but that is just the angle that they were shapened at. They have poor quality Chinese written all over them and just a few sellers know the truth and they aren't talking. Deception is the rule with these knives, their origins seem to be secretive, as you can not find an Owl Head web site after 3 years of selling, fishy!