Product Comparison: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro 38435-000 vs Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 35617-100


General Specifications
Brand
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
Model
Pro (38435-000)
Professional"S" (35617-100)
Origin
Germany
Germany
About the Product
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.
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
12
18
Pieces Included
4-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, 4x 4.5-inch Steak Knives, 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, Santoku, Chef, Bread, Steak
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
Plastic
Plastic
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro 38435-000 12-Piece Block Knife Set
  • This is a beautiful, very sharp set of knives. I got tired of constantly re-purchasing and throwing away crappy knife sets that couldn't even cut a tomato without smashing the hell out of it.
  • I would still recommend this set based off of its blade quality for every knife that's included, but if you have a better block already that stands straight like a normal block, I suggest you save that and ditch this one if being forced to put specific blades in specific slots irritates you.
  • I wish there was an extra star available so I could give these knives a SIX star rating! I have had these knives for over a year, and could not be any more satisfied.
  • Best knives I have ever used. Some of my friends have Shun and our Heckels are WAY better. Ours have better weight distribution in the handle and they'll go through an extremely ripe and soft tomato with zero effort and clean cuts every time.
  • The only reason I give this particular set 4 stars is because of the weird angle of the block.
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
5.5 in
17 in
Depth
9.8 in
7 in
Width
16.8 in
16.5 in
Weight
11 lb
12.9 lb
Features
Color
Hand - black, Blade - stainless steel
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black
Design
Cabinet Type
Cabinet Type
Handles Design
Triple-riveted
Triple-riveted
Knife Block
Hardwood Block
Birchwood Block
Sharpener
Sharpening Steel
Sharpening Steel
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Hand wash
Extras
Curved bolster encourages cutting with improved precision, safety and comfort, 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
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 Pro 38435-000 12-Piece Block Knife Set
  • Beautiful quality, nicely balanced with a great feeling in your hand, precision sharpness that holds its edge, and then, that 'something extra' that's hard to explain but it's there, and it elevates these knives to a class of their own.
  • Gave these as a gift to my son and he loved them. As you can imagine, very sharp.
  • Keep them clean, and try not to get the handles wet, and these should last a lifetime. Very happy with our purchase.
  • Actually makes prepping food enjoyable and so fast and easy! Razor sharp and so comfortable in my hand...Love this set!!!
  • The knives very sharp. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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
649.99 $
599.95 $


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