Zwilling J.A. Henckels, based out of Solingen, Germany, has been making high quality knives and cutlery since 1731. Their expertise, craftsmanship, innovation, and dedication to quality have helped J.A. Henckels become of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of knives and cutlery.

A knife is only as a good as the steel its made of. The stainless steel of a Henckels knife features a high-carbon content for superior performance and chromium, which keeps their polished finish. This special formula developed by Zwilling J.A. Henckel, was developed on the basis of the experience obtained during this period and the results of current research.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels cutlery fits the hand perfectly. The shape of the handle determines whether a knife feels comfortable and is convenient to use. As soon as you pick up a Henckels knife you can tell that it suits you. Henckels pays particular attention to designing its products on ergonomic principles. The balance of a knife, i.e. the proper distribution of weight between the handle and the blade, plays an important role. In addition the handle must be well shaped and neatly finished, so that the knife can be used for prolonged periods without causing discomfort or strain.

J.A. Henckels produces various lines of quality knives and cutlery for different uses and needs:

The Henckels Four Star knife is Henckels most popular knife line. Four Star knives feature a polypropylene handle that is permanently bonded to the tang, providing a perfect level of balance.

J.A. Henckels produced the Professional S Series of knives for those looking for a quality knife at a great value. A Pro S knife features the heavy, classic look of the three rivet design.

Henckels Twin Select features the Four Star blade and an ergonomic stainless-steel handle to create a stunning well-balanced knife.

You can find out more about the Henckels knife by viewing the parts of a Henckels knife. You can also learn more about the different knife edges found on Henckels knives. There are also various knife tips that serve different purposes.

Translated from German to English “ZWILLING” = “TWIN” and since 1731 our twins have become the global symbol of excellence representing the best in German culinary design and precision manufacturing. The legacy of our brand began with premium knives and now includes a complete product range for the discerning professional chef and for those whose gourmet passion requires the best. To keep our ZWILLING portfolio innovative and stylish we collaborate with authorities such as architect and designer Matteo Thun and master blade-smith Bob Kramer to develop leading edge products that combine advanced technology, premium materials and the artistry of craftsmanship into functional forms.