Zwilling J. A. Henckels is a German kitchenware manufacturer based in Solingen, Germany. It is one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of kitchen knives, scissors, cookware and flatware, having been founded in June 1731 by Peter Henckels. The brand's namesake was Johann Abraham Henckels (1771–1850), who renamed the brand after himself under his leadership.
"Zwilling" (German for twin) was founded on 13 June 1731 by the German knife maker Peter Henckels. The logo was registered with the Cutlers Guild of Solingen, making Zwilling one of the earliest examples of a trademarked company. In 1771, Peter's son Johann Abraham Henckels (1771–1850 ) – the later namesake of the company – was born. The Henckels logo has been in the current shape with a red background since 1969.
J. A. Henckels opened the first trading outlet in 1818 in Berlin, opening a shop in NY in 1883 and followed a year later by Vienna. The company exhibited its products at the 1851 Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Great Britain, being awarded an international medal.
The blade is fully forged from the high quality high carbon steel. This steel gives superior edge retention, strength, and wear resistance. The handles are made from Food safety plastic , a super tough, rigid and wear resistant product.
Overall Length: 330mm
Blade Length: 200mm
Blade Thickness: 1.4 mm
Style: Fully Forged,
Steel: Stainless Steel
Hardness: 58 HRC
Handle Material: Stainless Steel
Made in Japan