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https://bladeadvisor.com/zwilling-vs-henckels/
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I've built up a large set of these Zwilling Henckels as well as lots of Wusthof Classics, etc., over many years and these four star Henckels are GREAT knives. I find the handles really comfy and the blades are very, very good quality. They are among my very favorites to use. The Wusthof Classic line (and the similar Zwilling Henckels Pro-S series) look a little more traditional and maybe "classy" but they perform almost exactly the same. I think the steel/tempering used in the Wusthofs make them hold their edge a tiny bit longer, but it also makes them a tiny bit harder to sharpen and hone. This Henckels set is far, far better than anything you will find in Target/Walmart/etc. and the only possible step up from these will be to things like Shun, Global, or boutique makers. This is also a good price on this set, so if you don't have a good set already, I recommend these! (Just be ready to handwash--good blades do NOT belong in the dishwasher, ever!)
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https://bladeadvisor.com/zwilling-vs-henckels/

Double man knives is the best from the company, better materials and workmanship. I only buy the two man zwilling. Own a pieced together whustoff set and have been very happy with choosing the top tier ones. One one zwilling knife that is still sharp as the day I bought it and a pair of zwilling two man nail clippers that after 5 years still glide right through my nails. You get what you pay for. I suggest buying the lesser quantity two man zwilling set than the higher quantity lower quality set and expect to resharpen quality knives every 4-5 years
Thanks, I've been doing some reading since this post and I'll get this Zwilling set to start off. I'll probably feel better knowing its the better quality craftmanship everytime I pick up one of the knives.
Since it's backordered, I have to think about cancelling the order.
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The 8" Chef knife is $99 in purchased alone.
There's the psychology getting you. They are making you think it's such a great deal when you don't even need any of that other stuff but man that single knife is 99 so why not buy all this other shit for another 50. You are getting suckered. The way they price these things is by design and you are falling for it. They overprice the knives individually to sell you the sets because that's where they make their margins back. But if you want to get it then by all means.
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Are these better than the costco version?
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I personally don't care where they are made. China or Germany. I wonder how these Henckel compare to the Zwilling 4* line? What's the material/performance/sharpness difference?
The knives made in Germany are almost always forged from a single piece of steel. They generally hold a sharper edge for a longer period of time and are considered to be of higher quality.

The ones made in China, Spain, etc are usually stamped or laser cut from a sheet of steel. They're not necessarily worse, but quality can definitely be more variable. If you need a flexible blade, like a boning knife, stamped blades can actually be preferable.

From personal experience as a knife enthusiast, the Four Star line is as good as the Pro S (both are full tang with bolster and go through the same manufacturing process). I actually prefer the rubberized handles over the Pro S since they are easier to clean. All that being said, I would definitely recommend this set over the Costco stamped ones.
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I've built up a large set of these Zwilling Henckels as well as lots of Wusthof Classics, etc., over many years and these four star Henckels are GREAT knives. I find the handles really comfy and the blades are very, very good quality. They are among my very favorites to use. The Wusthof Classic line (and the similar Zwilling Henckels Pro-S series) look a little more traditional and maybe "classy" but they perform almost exactly the same. I think the steel/tempering used in the Wusthofs make them hold their edge a tiny bit longer, but it also makes them a tiny bit harder to sharpen and hone. This Henckels set is far, far better than anything you will find in Target/Walmart/etc. and the only possible step up from these will be to things like Shun, Global, or boutique makers. This is also a good price on this set, so if you don't have a good set already, I recommend these! (Just be ready to handwash--good blades do NOT belong in the dishwasher, ever!)
Shun is not a step up and Global being a step up is debatable. There are a lot of issues with Shun and these other mass manufacturing brands. You are almost always better served buying a hand forged knife from a small outfit from a place like chefknivestogo then these.
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I've built up a large set of these Zwilling Henckels as well as lots of Wusthof Classics, etc., over many years and these four star Henckels are GREAT knives. I find the handles really comfy and the blades are very, very good quality. They are among my very favorites to use. The Wusthof Classic line (and the similar Zwilling Henckels Pro-S series) look a little more traditional and maybe "classy" but they perform almost exactly the same. I think the steel/tempering used in the Wusthofs make them hold their edge a tiny bit longer, but it also makes them a tiny bit harder to sharpen and hone. This Henckels set is far, far better than anything you will find in Target/Walmart/etc. and the only possible step up from these will be to things like Shun, Global, or boutique makers. This is also a good price on this set, so if you don't have a good set already, I recommend these! (Just be ready to handwash--good blades do NOT belong in the dishwasher, ever!)
Thanks. I never spent $150 on knife set, but I'm spending more time in the kitchen learning more cooking and trying Youtube recipes and I curse a little everytime I cut veggies and stuff with my current Cuisinart color knives.Smilie
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Thanks. I never spent $150 on knife set, but I'm spending more time in the kitchen learning more cooking and trying Youtube recipes and I curse a little everytime I cut veggies and stuff with my current Cuisinart color knives.Smilie
Check out the chef knives subreddit. You don't need one of these sets taking up a ton of space on your counter. Almost everything in a kitchen can be done with a chef knife or the japanese equivalent which is called a gyuto.
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There's the psychology getting you. They are making you think it's such a great deal when you don't even need any of that other stuff but man that single knife is 99 so why not buy all this other shit for another 50. You are getting suckered. The way they price these things is by design and you are falling for it. They overprice the knives individually to sell you the sets because that's where they make their margins back. But if you want to get it then by all means.
This is frequently the case, yes. When they sell you a 18-piece set, it typically includes lots of stuff you don't need and will never use. This Henckels set is fewer pieces but higher quality, and I would say it's a good value. It is still often better to build your own set one piece at a time and make sure you get exactly what you want, but this is a great way to start and then add on to it. $99 for the 8" chef, then you need a honing steel to maintain edge, need a bread knife, and then definitely need a paring knife (although I would rather have a 3.5" than the 4" in this set), and you are already over the $150 for this set. But this set also includes a prep knife and a 5" serrated (which I find surprisingly useful), so, not a bad set at all for the price.
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The knives made in Germany are almost always forged from a single piece of steel. They generally hold a sharper edge for a longer period of time and are considered to be of higher quality.

The ones made in China, Spain, etc are usually stamped or laser cut from a sheet of steel. They're not necessarily worse, but quality can definitely be more variable.

From personal experience as a knife enthusiast, the Four Star line is as good as the Pro S (both are full tang with bolster and go through the same manufacturing process). I actually prefer the rubberized handles over the Pro S since they are easier to clean. All that being said, I would definitely recommend this set over the Costco stamped ones.
Thanks appreciate it. I denounce my prior post and ordered this set. Can't wait to not be embarrassed to pull out these knives when guests or other knife enthusiast come over.laugh out loud
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This is frequently the case, yes. When they sell you a 18-piece set, it typically includes lots of stuff you don't need and will never use. This Henckels set is fewer pieces but higher quality, and I would say it's a good value. It is still often better to build your own set one piece at a time and make sure you get exactly what you want, but this is a great way to start and then add on to it. $99 for the 8" chef, then you need a honing steel to maintain edge, need a bread knife, and then definitely need a paring knife (although I would rather have a 3.5" than the 4" in this set), and you are already over the $150 for this set. But this set also includes a prep knife and a 5" serrated (which I find surprisingly useful), so, not a bad set at all for the price.
Agreed, they thoughts were along this line. It's only a few knives that any person starting out would need eventually.
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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four-Star knives are very good knives and you won't be disappointed. I personally own a Four-Star santoku for the last 5 years and really enjoy it. About 3-4 years ago, you can get this set down to $120 range during Black Friday but nowadays $150 is a decent deal.

For those who are only interested in getting a good chef's knife, here is a Zwilling® Pro 7-Inch Chef's Knife at Bed Bath and Beyond for $59.99. If you have a $15 off $50 coupon or 20% off single item coupon, you can get it for $44.99 or $47.99 + tax. Shipping is free on $39+ purchases.

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/...d=61800755 [bedbathandbeyond.com]

Zwilling® Pro is a step up from Four-Star. Because it has half bolster, the 7-inch chef's knife has the entire 7 inches of cutting edge while the 8-inch Four-Star chef's knife has 7.5 inches or less cutting edge due to its full bolster. Not everyone is a fan of full bolster especially if you sharpen your knives yourself. Pro has full tang while Four-star has 3/4 tang. I also own this Zwilling® Pro 7-inch chef's knife.

Here is a comparison table from Williams Sonoma: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/n...ILLING.pdf [williams-sonoma.com]
Anyone know where to get the $15 off $50 coupon or 20% off single item coupon?
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Bought these but also bought the Wusthof Classic set for $200 that was up a day or two ago (linked below). Anyone have an opinion between the two? We have Zwilling twin steak knives so this is a good match but would rather keep the better set between the two!

Wusthof deal: https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/14525537
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