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ZWILLING J.A. Henckels Four-Star 8-inch Chef's Knife

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  • 8-inch blade, great for many tasks, from chopping vegetables to mincing herbs
  • High-carbon stainless-steel blade ice-hardened for superior strength
  • Sturdy, black molded polypropylene handle
  • Safe to use in dishwasher
  • Lifetime guarantee
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Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
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The Zwilling 4 Star 8 in. Chef's Knife makes slicing and dicing second nature. This beautiful knife features a laser-controlled edge that stays sharper longer and a full tang for greater balance. Its comfortable handle offers outstanding grip. Perfect for a variety of culinary duties in the kitchen. About Zwilling JA Henckels: JA Henckels has been producing the best in German steel knife design since 1895. Their products are designed for everyday use, giving you the maximum value for your money. This modern company uses innovative technology to create the highest-quality products. They're so sure you'll be satisfied with their products that they back each one with a lifetime warranty. With several lines of quality cutlery and other products, you're sure to find the perfect housewarming or wedding gift, or addition to your own kitchen. About Zwilling Four Star: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star knives look sharp and stay sharp. The Four Star collection combines quality German craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology for premium kitchen knives that are strong, balanced, and comfortable to hold. They're forged from a single piece of high-carbon, no-stain steel, resulting in greater blade stability and prolonged edge retention. Blades undergo a special ice-hardening process, making them exceptionally strong and resistant to corrosion. Made of durable stainless steel. Laser-controlled edge is sharper and stays sharper longer. Full horizontal tang without rivets design for balance. Hand-washing recommended. Dimensions: 16.5L x 2.75W x 1.5H in..

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The 8-inch blade on this knife features a curved cutting edge and a blunt back; chopping, dicing, and mincing duties are simplified--and made safer--by utilizing a quick rocking motion on the cutting edge. Part of the popular Four Star series, the hand-honed blade is made with Henckels' Sintermetal Component Technology (SCT), which allows three different grades of steel to be combined to form a single piece, fusing together the blade, bolster, and tang. What does this mean in layman's terms? It means a strong, high-quality knife that will last a lifetime.

Founded in 1731, the J.A. Henckels company is not only one of the world's oldest cutlery manufacturers, it's also one of the most well respected, creating bestselling knives guaranteed to last a lifetime. --Kim Harwell

From the Manufacturer

First introduced in 1976, the Four Star® Series is one of the world's most popular knife lines. Four Star® knives were designed and developed in close cooperation with renowned professional chefs. The result was a fully forged knife with a unique molded handle. The Four Star® line contains knives for all tasks, and includes the following open stock knife types: parer, bread, peeling, sandwich, utility, carving, chef’s, granton edge slicer, santoku, and others. Four Star® knives are also available in a range of block sets and gift sets.

A Higher Standard in Knife Construction

Four Star® 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, Four Star® 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, Four Star® knives use J.A. Henckels’ Friodur ice hardening for corrosion resistance, a process that also contributes to cutting-edge retention.

It's All in The Grip:

The Four Star® series features high impact polypropylene handles that are permanently bonded to the knife blades without any gaps. These comfortable handles are break-proof, sanitary, and colorfast. In addition, the super bolster provides weight, insures safety, and adds balance.

Features:

  • SIGMAFORGE 1-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 rat-tail tang: Provides a proper balance and greater strength.
  • High-carbon no-stain steel, an exclusive J.A. Henckels formula: Non-staining, non-rusting.
  • Hand, precision honed blade: Is sharper and stays sharper longer.
  • Bonded polypropylene handles: Comfortable molded handles and food safe
  • Dishwasher safe: Easy care (Although hand-washing is recommended by J.A. Henckels).
  • Full warranty: J.A. Henckels stands behind all its knives.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 16 x 3 x 2 inches
Item Weight 8.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Department unisex
Manufacturer ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS
ASIN B00004RFKS
Item model number 31071-203
Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #20,737 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#66 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Chef's Knives
Date first available at Amazon.com April 26, 2000

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I gotta tell ya...this has been the best "out of the box" knife that I have used in a long time and I have purchased and used every FORGED 8 inch chef's knife from every line of every manufacturer listed here on Amazon. The factory edge was perfectly honed and sharp as a razor right from the get go. Usually I have to use a sharpening steel for a few strokes to reclaim the edge but not this one. Maybe I got lucky but I do love it dearly.
The 4 Star line has been around since 1976 and Henckels knows that we "Pros" love it for it's low maintenance, ease in sharpening, comfortable grip, sanitary design AND price. The blade is classic German in shape, a long, round curve for perfect rockin' and a good weight for heavier work (although in the mid to late '90s they went to a French shape and weight for some reason). This 4 Star can't be beat for dollar value.
This is my 5th one purchased in the last 23 years...the previous ones were all "stolen" by line cooks on the job...'nuf said.
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The balance on this knife is great. I use it for nearly every job. I had a cuisenart food processor and gave it away. I found I was faster with this knife, and there was less cleanup.
Previously I had a 10" chef's knife and its too long, the motion of picking up the heel of the blade meant I had to lift my arm too high. It just wasn't comfortable. The 6" seems too short, the 8" is just right.
You really only need about 3 knife styles, and this is one of them. (Bread knife, and paring knife are the other two.)
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I love to cook, and I've spent a lot of money on cookware. For some reason, however, I continued to buy cheap knives. I guess I always felt that the actualy cookware I was using was so important, that I didn't really understand how having such a good knife would improve things.
Then I got this knife as a gift from a friend who comes over for my cooking a lot. I couldn't believe what I'd been missing! The weight of the knife, combined with such an incredible blade makes 'slicing and dicing' one of the best parts of cooking! This blade has taken everything I've thrown at it effortlessy. I bought a Henkle sharpener to go with it, but it holds its edge so well I don't sharpen it too often.
This kinfe also looks great. Plus, with Henckel quality, you know this will last almost forever.
Pros:
-Holds an edge very, very well
-Solid and heavy - makes chopping so easy
-Well balanced - feels great in your had
-Henkel quality
Cons:
-I only have one! (seriously, I don't have a real con).
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You might be very happy with this knife, but not if you had an older version of the same knife. I bought this to replace my 30 year old version of the same knife. I had dropped the old one and broken the tip off. The new version is far inferior. The back of the blade is about a third narrower. The knife itself is much lighter and does not have the balance of the old version. It is still worlds better than most of the knives out there, but I was a bit disappointed.

So the new knife is going to be relegated to back up duty. I've reground my old knife, and even though it's lost a bit of length I still prefer it to the new version.
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This knife is made of lots of good, hard steel. I've had one for the last -- let's see, how long...? 10 years. And I could easily have it for another fifty; unless you're a professional chef, you're unlikely to use up the blade in a lifetime of sharpening.
Ultimately, when you choose a Henckels knife, you need to hold them, because they make three handle styles, all of which are combined with those terrific blades. They are stainless, so they don't hold an edge as well as the old-school carbon steel, but they also avoid rust that way.
You can't go wrong with this knife.
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This knife will replace half the gadgets and appliances in your kitchen if you learn how to use it properly...It will also last a lifetime. The balance is excellent and these molded handles are much more comfortable than the old riveted ones.
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I bought this knife to replace a Wusthof Chef's knife (around $130) which I left behind in a church kitchen. I subsequently retrieved my Wusthof, but now--with the two side by side in my drawer-- I find that the Henkel is my go-to knife!

What I like best is the lightweight handle, combined with a balance which is a joy to use. I have small hands and for me it is ideal! It fits right in my hand and feels perfect while chopping. The handle is not as pretty as the Wusthof ones--black with silver rivets looks better to me--but functionally, I prefer this one.

It's also sharper than I remember the Wusthof ever being, even when new. It's razor sharp, to the point where I cut myself while cleaning by carelessly grazing my finger on the blade...I just didn't expect it to be that sharp.

On the price, I bought a month ago and paid $71. The price is now up to $100, and lists the standard price as $125. This knife is definitely worth $125 but if you are budget conscious it may pay to wait a while as it seems the prices fluctuate quite a bit.
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