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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Pro-S 18-Piece Knife Set with Block

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  • Forged from a single piece of Henckels exclusive high carbon, no-stain steel
  • Friodur ice hardened blades for maximum no stain properties and blade strength
  • Unique handle featuring fully exposed horizontal tang between ergonomic polypropylene
  • Hand honed and laser controlled edge for lasting sharpness
  • Super bolster provides weight and adds balance
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 16.8 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00004WYJ6
  • Item model number: 35617-100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,829 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Product Description

J.A. Henckels Twin Cuisine 18-piece set contains a complete assortment of quality kitchen knives and accessories. The set includes: 3-inch vegetable knife (kudamono fine edge), 4-inch parer, 5-inch serrated utility, 6-inch utility knife, 7-inch hollow edg


This set supplies a cook with just about every cutting edge, all stored on the countertop. It consists of seven kitchen knives (2-3/4-inch peeler, 2-3/4-inch paring knife, 8-inch chef's knife, 4-inch utility knife, 5-inch serrated knife, 5-inch Santoku, 8-inch bread knife), eight steak knives, kitchen shears, a sharpening steel, and a heavy wood block with slots for everything, plus two extra slots. It also includes a bonus Zwilling cookbook CD. Classic three-rivet handles distinguish Pro S from the company's other quality knives. Pro S handles are heavier and its knives less weight-forward. Handles are also smaller, which the small-handed might appreciate. Like other top-grade Henckels knives (except for the fully forged paring knife), Pro S blades are formed by a high-tech welding process that combines three steel types into what appears to be a single piece, so a knife's parts have distinct characteristics. Traditionalists might insist on single-piece forging for strength, but Henckels says the invisible welds are stronger than the steel. --Fred Brack

From the Manufacturer

The J.A. Henckels Twin Professional S (or Pro S) knife series features trustworthy quality and classic three-rivet styling--it’s a line of knives admired by both professional chefs and home cooks of all skill levels. The Twin Pro S line contains knives for all tasks, including the following open stock knife types: parer, bread, peeling, sandwich, utility, carving, steak, chef’s, Granton edge slicer, santoku, and others. Twin Pro S knives are also available in a range of block sets and gift sets, to be sure that your cutlery needs are covered.

A Reliable Standard in Knife Construction

Twin Pro S knives are precision forged from a single piece of exclusive-formula, high-carbon, no-stain steel under the all-new Sigmaforge standard. As a result, Twin Pro S knives have improved quality consistency, lasting sharpness, and perfect geometry. Sigmaforge one-piece construction also provides high precision and improved stability of the blade and steel structure, thus improving cutting-edge retention for lasting sharpness. In addition, Twin Pro S knives use J.A. Henckels’s Friodur ice hardening for corrosion resistance, a process that also contributes to cutting-edge retention.

An Ergonomic Handle for Easier Use

J.A. Henckels’s Twin Pro S knives boast a comfortable, ergonomic three-rivet handle design that won’t wear against the hand and helps to provide control when doing any cutting task. These durable Novodur handles are perfectly bonded to the full tang on each knife for stability and durability. The impeccably balanced super bolster provides weight and adds balance for safer and more professional cutting.


  • Sigmaforge one-piece precision-forged construction: Provides perfect geometry, high precision, and improved stability of the blade and steel structure, thus improving cutting-edge retention for lasting sharpness.
  • Laser-controlled edge: Is sharper and stays sharper longer. Has a more consistent blade angle.
  • Friodur ice hardening: Maximum no-stain properties and more blade strength. Improved resistance to corrosion and pitting.
  • Super bolster: Provides weight, insures safety, and adds balance.
  • Full visible tang construction: Provides proper balance and greater strength.
  • High-carbon no-stain steel, an exclusive J.A. Henckels formula: Nonstaining, nonrusting.
  • Precision honed: Is sharper and stays sharper longer.
  • Triple-riveted Novodur handles: Durable, strong, and smooth, these comfortable handles are perfectly balanced.
  • Dishwasher-safe: Easy care (though hand washing is recommended by J.A. Henckels).
  • Full warranty: J.A. Henckels stands behind all its knives.

Customer Reviews

In other words, this block set is not at all worth the money.
Concerned Cook
Don't be discouraged that the steak knives are made in Spain, It really doesn't matter as they are still superior quality.
John Heinz
Great purchase, I highly recommend these German-made, J.A. Henckels Twin Pro-S knives.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 124 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 22, 2000
First of all Henckels is one of the best Cutlery Companies around. Chef's (although I'm not a Professional one) attest to their longevity and quality. The Pro S Series comes highly rated by Consumer Reports, even higher than the Henckels' Four Star and Five Star sets. This 18-Piece set is very similar to the popular 9-Piece set, but also has a set of 8 Steak Knives to boot. If you want to keep your steak knives in a neat and orderly block along with your other knives, then this is the set for you.
Read below to get all the details on the SCT Forging Process:
The Professional "S" and Five Star are the very best. Pro "S" offers a classic triple riveted handle while the new Five Star line offers a superb ergonomically designed molded handle. All J.A. Henckels knives use the exclusive FRIODUR ice-hardening process which improves blade density to provide a sharper initial edge that can be easily maintained over a long period of time. The smaller knives (6" and under) are made by traditional hot-drop forging. The larger knives are made with Henckel's exclusive S.C.T. process.
You'll find the blades to be more triangular than other German-shaped knives, providing less rock but greater control over the tip. They are high-carbon stainless steel with a rockwell hardness which varies between 52 and 56 depending upon the knife.
The Process of Producing a J.A. Henckels Blade -- S.C.T.
S.C.T.- Sintermetal Component Technology-is an entirely new method of manufacturing where Henckels has married craftsmanship, engineering and technology. The S.C.T. process allows Henckels to use the optimum steel alloy to create a perfect construction of the three distinct parts of a knife: the edge, the bolster, and the tang.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Jimdrax on December 23, 2011
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The main knives in this set are advertised... from the Pro S line, beautiful and excellent quality.
However, nowhere in the product description does it say that the steak knives are not Pro S knives, but in fact serrated much lower quality knives from the Gourmet line.

I had gone back and forth in my mind between buying Henckels or Wusthof knives, and was incredibly impressed with some non-serrated Wusthof knives the other night at a nice steakhouse. To find out that I had inadvertently bought a set of lower-end serrated knives was a disappointment. I would have willingly paid more for an all Pro S set of knives, so this is unfortunate.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Shane R Benedict on January 25, 2012
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I purchased this set in December of 2011 for Christmas. It clearly states on the Amazon advertisement and on the Henkel website (at least before I contacted them) that this is a 18 piece "PRO S" set. No where did it mention, not even on the packaging that it was a 9 piece "PRO S" set and a 8 piece "Gourmet" Steak knife set! I contacted the manufacture about this and there answer was the following. "if you look at the picture of the knives, you will clearly see that the steak knife was stamped and not a forged piece". I do not know about you, but I did not and think that this set is clearly misrepresented. PLEASE NOTE, YOU ARE ONLY RECEIVING 9 "PRO S" KNIVES IN THIS SET!!!. The manufacture knows of this and still continues to market it as an 18 piece "PRO S" knife set. The interesting thing to note, if you refer to the Henkel website now, they made a change immediately after I contacted them which basically admits fault. Just on principle alone, I would not purhcase another Henkel product as they are clearly using a "Bate and Swith" tactic to sell their knives in some instances. I think the PRO S knives are fantastic but this set is not worth the money, even at the "Discounted" price they sell for. Why would you advertise a set as a "PRO S" WHEN NEARLY HALF OF THE KNIVES IN THE SET ARE NOT REMOTELY CLOSE TO THE QUALITY OF THE "PRO S" SERIES!!! As you can tell I am very upset by the whole issue and will not do business with the HENKEL company again. I used to have lots of respect for the Henckel company as they lead me to believe that they were above this type of tactic to sell a high quality knife but I think it is clear to me that in order to maintain their sales volumes,they have sacrificed on quality and have resorted to misleading customers. I completely respect the opinion of those who disagree and hope that you do the same for me. I just want all to know, this is only a "9 piece PRO S" and not the 18 piece PRO S set they advertise.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Marc R. Marcus on March 20, 2001
I have used my new knives for about a week now and am extremely impressed with how easily they but through whatever I'm trying to cut through, and how perfectly they feel in my hand. Their weight, and extreme sharpness, allow you to exert very little effort in slicing through food. I compared them side-by-side to my other store-bought set of knives, and even after using the sharpening steel on the old set, I just couldn't achieve anywhere near the same degree of razor-sharpness as have the Henckels. Not that it matters to me, but the 8 steak knives are stamped, rather than forged, but they are still extremely sharp none the less. Unfortunately, however, the knives do not comes with any care instructions, nor instructions as to how to use the sharpening steel. It took some Internet research and some practice on my old knives to begin to feel comfortable sharpening these. In any case, you can't go wrong, albeit the price is pretty high for this set of knives.
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