Zwilling J.A. Henckels has been manufacturing kitchen cutlery since 1731. This venerable cookware company has been striving to produce the best kitchen knives for over 280 years and in that time that have kept abreast of the latest knife making techniques, even adding their own cutting edge innovations. With multiple award winning knife series and several lines of cookware, Zwilling J.A. Henckels produces products suitable for every chef, from the humble family making dinner to the seasoned veteran master chef in the finest restaurant in Paris.
All Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives are formed from a type of high-carbon, rust resistant stainless steel, although the exact recipe will vary among some of the series. Bob Kramer series and the TWIN Profection series each have a unique alloy recipe distinct from the other Zwilling J.A. Henckels high quality high-carbon stainless steel recipe. The Rockwell hardness of Zwilling J.A. Henckels knife series ranges from 53 to 60. Some series are made from forged steel, while others are stamped from a single sheet of steel. Most Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives feature a full tang, meaning that the piece of metal that forms the blade also extends all the way through the handle of the knife. This technique increases the durability of the knife and improves the chef’s control over the blade.
All but three of the Zwilling J.A. Henckels knife series are forged in their hometown of Solingen, Germany, which has a blade making tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Bob Kramer and Miyabi Kaizen series are manufactured in Japan by expert Japanese knife smiths, and the J.A. Henckels International Forged Classic series is made by their partner smiths in Spain.
One great aspect of Zwilling J.A. Henckels is that it has a product for every level chef and every price point: they have something for everyone. They sell high performance knives for professional chefs, but also have several knife series for simple home use. Zwilling J.A. Henckels also sells budget and quality cookware, pots, and pans, and they can round out your kitchen collection with their elegant flatware for your table.