From the Manufacturer
|The J.A. Henckels Twin Professional S (or Pro S) knife series features trustworthy quality and classic three-rivet styling--its 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, chefs, 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. Henckelss Friodur ice hardening for corrosion resistance, a process that also contributes to cutting-edge retention.
An Ergonomic Handle for Easier Use
|J.A. Henckelss Twin Pro S knives boast a comfortable, ergonomic three-rivet handle design that wont 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.
Top Customer Reviews
These things said, I don't think the blades come wih a particularly good factory edge on them - I've found that even cheap stamped knives like Victorinox are better in this regard. I also find that, despite being high-carbon stainless, these knives are harder for most users to sharpen. They're slow to take an edge, in my opinion, and they hold it less time than a comparably priced knife from, say, Wusthof-Trident. You'll want to have a good steel and a good stone to keep the edge on this knife - steel it before every use, and store the knife on a magnetic rail, not in a drawer or on a block. While it's a lifetime-capable tool, you will not be able to treat this knife like a Ginsu and get high performance for very long.
All this said, I will say that the high carbon content of the Henckels knife makes the blade quite hard and if you let the edge go entirely, you will need to find a professional to return the knife to razor sharpness as doing it yourself is very difficult.
A side note: I do not use a "regular steel" with any or my knives. They are not really intended to "sharpen" a knife but rather to straighten the edge. The diamond steel will give thes knife back its edge and does so quickly and rather gently at that.
Bertha is my desired 10 inches and has an edge sharp enough to almost shave. I love the weight of Bertha and I want to get her sisters sometime in the future. I also would like to purchase a wall-mount resting place for her and her sisters.
I give this knife 5 stars for Edge, weight, grip and shape. She will last several lifetimes with a little care. You will not regret this purchase.
this knife is my 1st full tang knife and my 1st 10 incher.
an 8" stamped knife was what i used then.
there is a considerable difference in feel and took me a couple of days to adjust to it.
it is a well balanced knife and feels smaller than it actually is.
its heft becomes an advatage as soon as you learn how to use it.
instead of applying more pressure as you cut, use the weight to penetrate as you glide the blade.
a relax but secure grip is all you need.
but because of its length, you might want to consider a proportionately big board of which i have.
the slim sharp tip is useful for smaller things and its height at its widest end is high enough to clear your knuckles off the board.
the blade is well bowed for rocking motion.
however i do agree with the other reviewer eric, that this knife does not have a good factory edge on it.
a good whetstone and a good honing steel is a must.
i did not find it difficult to sharpen to its optimum and regular swipes with the honing steel maintains its edge pretty well.
i hone it every after use.
since it's bolster runs all the way down to its heel, i suggest that when sharpenning with a stone, start from the heel and on towards the tip, very much like how you would steel hone it.
as for the grip, well it really depends on the size of your hand and a matter of personal preference.
the only 1 thing that i feel henckels should improve on are the edges of the back of the blade and the corners of its bolster.
both the edges and corners should be rounded off for a smoother and a more comfortable hold.
i don't advise this but i used a metal file rod to round off those edges which surely made a difference.
its 9" version is another good option.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased this item as a gift for grandson's birthday. When birthday arrived and he opened the package, he found that the knife had a chip almost an eighth of an inch in diameter... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marilyn Dant
Good knife but no one at the restaurant wanted to use a 10 inch blade so it was returned.Published 15 months ago by robjgutie
Is those scratches from factory or returned it from other customers? they are not expensive items, but it doesn't mean we have take it as is,of course no one ask for it, all amazon... Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Man Kwan Lo
I purchased a 10-piece Henckels Pro-S set with block about a year ago and it was lacking this 10-inch knife. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Sailor
If you are not used to a big knife you might want to get a cheap one of this size to get the hang of it and see if you really need one. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Kogabear
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