Designed Hans Kühne, based on pen-drawn capitals by Rudolf Koch (see Offenbach). Released by Klingspor in 1939 [Reichardt]. Known as Steel in the US. The family spans four weights; mager, fett, kursiv, schmal halbfett. A monocular ‘a’, a binocular ‘g’ and an ‘e’ with diagonal bar were available as alternates.
J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier made an amateur chromium “tribute” version, freely available as StahlSteel (GautFonts, 2003). Gerhard Helzel has digitized 6 fonts: normal (i.e. mager), fett, schmal(halb)fett from a 20p master; mager, kursiv, fett from a 12p master. Another — not publicly available — digitization was made by Annette Lux (HIT).