Product Comparison: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star 35297-000 vs Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 35617-100


General Specifications
Brand
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
Model
Four Star (35297-000)
Professional"S" (35617-100)
Origin
Germany
Germany
About the Product
FOUR STAR is the top-selling knife series of ZWILLING J.A. Henckels worldwide. Honed and hand-finished by the most skilled artisans, this celebrated collection is the model of safety, ergonomics, and comfort. Thanks to their seamless transition from bolster to handle, the knives are comfortable to use for long periods of time. The bolster provides the right balance while acting as a safe finger guard.
PROFESSIONAL "S" are the classic knives for the professional kitchen. The knives are made of proprietary special formula steel that has been perfected for over 280 years. Combined with ZWILLING's signature ice-hardening technique, these FRIODUR blades are harder, sharper, they will NOT STAIN or chip and they retain their sharpness longer. Honed and hand-finished by the most skilled artisans, the knives' laser-controlled edge is incredibly sharp. The sturdy bolster provides the right balance and acts as a finger guard. Precision-forged from a single piece of solid steel, these three-rivet handle knives deliver optimum balance and safe handling. Professional chefs worldwide trust the tradition and quality of these impressive knives.
Key Specs
Number Of Items
7
18
Pieces Included
3-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 6-inch Utility Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Steel, Hardwood Block
2.75-inch Birds Beak Peeling Knife, 2.75-inch Trimming Knife, 4-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 5-inch HE Santoku Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8x 4.5-inch Steak Knives, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Steel, Hardwood Block
Knife Types
Parer, Serrated, Utility, Chef
Peeler, Parer, Boner, Utility, Serrated, Santoku, Chef, Bread, Steak
Blades Material
Special Formula High-Carbon NO STAIN stainless steel
Special Formula High-Carbon NO STAIN stainless steel
Handles Material
High impact polypropylene
Plastic
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star 35297-000 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • I used the chef's knife to neatly and thinly slice partially frozen boneless chicken breasts to make chicken stir-fry for dinner.
  • The serrated utility knife is great for things like tomatoes if you're not comfortable using the chef's knife. It's a great picnic knife too if you get a little sheath or wrap it snugly in a napkin or newspaper.
  • This set I gave as a gift to my daughter. I have had a set for years and have been the best knives I ever had. I use mine everyday and they continue to preform.
  • This is a great knife set and this was the best price I could find. When select a set double check which knives are included in the piece count, don't go by picture. Enjoy
  • Well, here it is over 35 years later - my wife and I have gotten old, our kids have grown and moved on and the Henckel knives are still as good as the day we bought them.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 35617-100 18-Piece Knife Block Set
  • This set was everything I expected and was as advertised I only need to say some of he knives are serrated which was unclear on the description, but I bought the set for my guy who is an excellent chef, and he is pleased beyond my expectations with the product.
  • This particular set is a great mix of different sizes and shapes of knives.
  • The blades on this have held up well and are still razor sharp after using them for about 14 months.
  • Though some may scoff that the steak knives don't bear the same "pro s" designation as the rest of the set, they perform very well and have garnered compliments/comments from dinner guests.
  • These are the real deal Henckel knives. I love them! Perfect balance and fit the hand just right. Very sharp! These are very good knives!
Size & Weight
Height
13 in
17 in
Depth
5 in
7 in
Width
13 in
16.5 in
Weight
7 lb
12.9 lb
Features
Color
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black
Design
Cabinet Type
Cabinet Type
Handles Design
Permanently bonded
Triple-riveted
Knife Block
Beechwood Block
Birchwood Block
Sharpener
Sharpening Steel
Sharpening Steel
Cleaning and Care
Dishwasher safe, had wash recommended
Hand wash
Extras
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, Ergonomic polypropylene handles permanently bonded for seamless accuracy and gaps, 57 Rockwell Hardness = excellent edge retention, Edge angle 15 degrees per side
Steak Knives made in Spain, 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, Ergonomic polymer, three-rivet handle is perfectly bonded to the full tang, 57 Rockwell Hardness = excellent edge retention, Edge angle 15 degrees per side
What customers say about "Features"
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star 35297-000 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • The knife literally cut through the partially frozen chicken breast like it was going through soft butter. The sliced chicken was almost paper-thin thanks to the sharp well-balanced knife.
  • Well balanced handles. The handles fit like a glove in my hand when I am cutting up food.
  • Dishwasher safe knives but hand washing is recommended. I will probably wash my Henckels knives by hand.
  • I much prefer the look and feel of the Pro S - - my personal preference is that the full tang riveted handle makes the knife set appear to be of higher quality (non-plastic handle).
  • The four-star handles are mid-size poly; the five-star handles are similar but a bit larger and more ergonomic. Henckels also makes a "classic" handle, both in poly and wood, and also an all-metal handle.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 35617-100 18-Piece Knife Block Set
  • Regardless, the pro s knives are very sharp, high quality and exactly what i'd expect from the line.
  • There's not a bad thing I can say about them. Just be sure to wash them by hand and treat them like the investment that they are.
  • The blades on this have held up well and are still razor sharp after using them for about 14 months.
  • The block looks great on the counter and keeps everything in reach while protecting the cutting edge of the blades.
  • The block was rather generic with slots way, WAY bigger than the knives and the 2 spare slots came in handy for a couple of my other Henckel knives not part of this set.
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
269.99 $
599.95 $


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