Product Comparison: Chicago Cutlery Fusion 1119644 vs Zwilling J.A. Henckels 38430-000

General Specifications
Chicago Cutlery
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
Fusion 1119644
Pro (38430-000)
About the Product
The perfect blend sleek style and precision performance. This 18-piece set boasts forged high-carbon stainless steel blades & comfort grip poly handles for incredible sharpness, balance & control. Taper Grind Edge Technology gives each knife a long-lasting edge. The set includes a wide range of knives to cover a large range of food preparation needs. Unleash your inner professional chef with this high performance knife block set from Chicago Cutlery.
ZWILLING Pro is the most user-friendly knife available to market. The unique blade shape and ergonomic bolster are the result of 280 years of experience in knife making, and the rigorous study of how knives are used. A unique curved bolster supports the professional pinch grip, with thumb and index finger on the blade, for safe cutting and less fatigue. The blade was redesigned with a broader curve in the front to facilitate the rocking motion of Western cutting, while the straight back is ideal for the Asian chopping motion.
Key Specs
Number Of Items
Pieces Included
3-inch Peeling Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, 7.75-inch Chef Knife, 8-inch Slicer, 7.75-inch Bread Knife, 5-inch Partoku Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 3.25-inch Paring Knife, 8x 4.25-inch Steak Knives, 8-inch Sharpening Steel, Hardwood Block
3-inch Paring Knife, 4-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Santoku Knife, 6-inch Utility Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Steel, Hardwood Block
Knife Types
Parer, Santoku, Chef, Bread, Steak, Peeler, Utility
Parer, Santoku, Utility, Chef, Bread
Blades Material
High-carbon Stainless Steel
Special Formula High-Carbon NO STAIN stainless steel
Handles Material
Polyoxymethylene (POM)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Chicago Cutlery Fusion 1119644 18-Piece Block Set
  • Good weight, solid blade that stays sharp and cuts smooth, wasy to resharpen.
  • Incredibly sharp. Seem to be very durable. Hold their edges.
  • The knives work great and we never had any issues with the steak knives or anything. I need to learn how to use the sharpener tool as some of the more commonly used knives are beginning to dull after almost a year of use.
  • Excellent knife set. I cook a lot. I have a house with four people, all of whom I cook for on a daily basis. I use these knives daily, and I haven't sharpened them in a year (although I will do that very soon).
  • Started rusting after just a few months. Would not recommend.
  • Steak knives are straight edged and not serrated.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels 38430-000 Knife Block Set
  • Love this set of knives. I had never spent a large amount on knives before and after buying this set, I know I made mistakes buying cheap sets previously.
  • I researched knives for quite a while before deciding upon this set. These knives are fantastically well made, and well balanced.
  • The set contains all the knives needed for the kitchen and work very nicely. Well made.
  • Beautifully crafted and super sharp! But be careful and don't cut yourself! With proper care, I'm expecting these knifes to last me a lifetime.
  • Zwilling marketing good, but quality and manufacturing level looks very poor.
Size & Weight
14.8 in
16.75 in
8.4 in
5.25 in
9.6 in
9.75 in
14 lb
9.75 lb
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black, Block - cherry
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black
Cabinet Type
Cabinet Type
Handles Design
8 knives - mounted; 8 knives - one-piece forged
Knife Block
Stained pine wood block
Hardwood Block
Sharpening Steel
Sharpening Steel
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Dishwasher safe, had wash recommended
Great Cutting Performance, Exclusive Taper Grind edge technology, Forged bolster keeps your fingers from running up on the blade, Lifetime warranty
POM handle is durable and resiliant, SIGMAFORGE knife is forged from a single piece of solid steel, Ice-hardened FRIODUR blade starts sharper, stays sharper longer, and has superior resilience, Precision-honed blade and laser-controlled edge ensures ideal cutting angle for sharpness and durability, Full tang and handle are triple-riveted for superb stability
What customers say about "Features"
Chicago Cutlery Fusion 1119644 18-Piece Block Set
  • They look beautiful and are are tough as nails. The block is heavy and the knifes are all solid. They wipe clean with ease. Be sure to dry them before replacing therm in the block even though the slots have drainage holes on the base.
  • No broken handle issues nor discoloration on the knife blades here. All in all a good set for the $.
  • Really like these. They're very sharp and clean up pretty easily in the sink or dishwasher. The wood block is also nice.
  • These knives always get washed in a dishwasher (which made me so angry), and they look the same as the day I bought them. No rust, the rubber handles are intact, the blades are sturdy and keep an edge very nicely.
  • The handle is a seperate piece from the blade and very easily seperates from the blade entirely. I thought the handle and blade were one piece with a rubberized silicone grip around the outside, but I guess I was wrong and I'm less than pleased to learn so.
  • The only downside is it takes up a bit of counter space but that's because you a good amount of pieces.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels 38430-000 Knife Block Set
  • Razor sharp, seem to hold the edge very well, nicely balanced and fit well in the hand.
  • They are incredibly sharp, and if taken well care of will last a lifetime. I like the slightly more modern look of them, with the funky angular block.
  • The wood block is functional and stylish too.
  • They are extremely sharp and the block is very modern looking.
  • The handle is very comfortable and permits a nice grip...much better than the pro s line for example.
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109.99 $
449.99 $

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