Each knives in the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro S stainless steel 8-piece knife set is ideal for use in an everyday kitchen or the kitchen of a highly skilled chef, especially the chef’s knife, the paring knife, and the Santoku knife. To round out the usefulness of the set, a utility knife, bread knife, and kitchen shears is also included in the set. The sharpening steel helps to keep the blade edges finely sharpened so they are easier to work with when preparing food.
Everything fits perfectly into the hardwood knife block for storage and easy retrieval when needed. There are even a few open spaces where additional kitchen knives can be added to the storage block. The storage block is solidly constructed, well-balanced, and will remain in place when the other pieces of the set are removed or returned. In addition, it looks great with any kitchen décor.
The blades of the knives in this set are forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Each edge is formed in such a way that it will easily last the lifetime of the knife even though it is sharpened and honed repetitively during that time. The manufacturing process finely grinds and polishes the surface of the blade which makes it is less likely to corrode. As the steel of the blades meets the handle, a bolster is formed. The bolster is one of the keys to having a well-balanced knife. From the bolster, the stainless steel is thinned into a tang. The tang on each knife in this set is full-sized so it reaches all of the way through the handle to the butt of the knife. The tang adds weight to the handle to counter the weight of the blade. In addition, it adds strength to the knife since the blade and tang are made from the same piece of metal that goes the entire length of the knife.
Pressing down on the handle gives the user leverage when cutting harder foods. To ensure the stability of the knives the tang is held within the parts of the handle by three strong rivets. This joining is virtually seamless so there is no place for food particles or bacteria to hide when the knife is cleaned. The handles of the knives in this set are ergonomically shaped from Novodur. This material is semi-resistant to heat and impact. The curved shape of the handles gives the user a sure grip and there are no sharply angled edges that might feel uncomfortable in the hand.
These knives are a little heavier due to the full length tang, but they are well-balanced and durable. Most people that try them like that they are very well-balanced and the fact that they remain sharp over the years. Others feel that, although the set has a good supply of useful knives, it should contain additional knives to make it more complete. Recently we review Zwilling JA Henckels TWIN Let’s check it’s featured.