Product Comparison: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 35666-000 vs Wüsthof Classic 8616

General Specifications
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels
Professional "S" (35666-000)
Classic 8616
About the Product
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.
WÜSTHOF’S best-selling collection for generations, CLASSIC full-tang knives are precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel. CLASSIC knives feature a new handle design made of a highly durable synthetic material – Polyoxymethylene (POM) – which has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration.
Key Specs
Number Of Items
Pieces Included
3-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 5-inch HE Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Steel, Hardwood Block
3.5-inch Paring Knife, 4.5-inch Utility Knife, 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife, 6-inch Utility Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8-inch Hollow Edge Wunder Knife, 6x 4.5-inch Steak Knives,, 9-inch Sharpening Steel, Come-Apart Shears, 17-slot Knife Block
Knife Types
Parer, Serrated, Santoku, Chef, Utility
Parer, Serrated, Chef, Bread, Steak, Utility
Blades Material
Special Formula High-Carbon NO STAIN stainless steel
High-carbon Stainless Steel
Handles Material
High impact polypropylene
Polyoxymethylene (POM)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 35666-000 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • I love the Pro Twin S set I purchased, but I wish I had this info when I purchased my first set years ago. Proper care is key to maintaining quality knives. A quality dull knife cuts no better than a dull cheap one.
  • We love these knives! They've replaced a collection of various brands and knives, cheap and/or entry level, collected the eyars. It's so awesome to have knives we don't have to sharpen every time or two that we set out to cook.
  • Simply excellent knives, not my first set of this brand. All the ones you need, without the extras you rarely use.
  • Fantastic knives but the block that I received is not the one pictured-the block I received doesn’t have the slots for steak knives.
  • I love to cook and cooking is even more fun with this quality set of knives.
  • The knife set is rather limited as to type of knife.
Wüsthof Classic 8616 16-Piece Knife Block Set
  • Excellent performance on all of the knives. Chef's knife is definitely the show piece. I will own these for the rest of my life. You pay the price for these but get knives you will use forever.
  • Excellent knife set! We wanted something that would last a long time and of great quality. The knives are VERY sharp and make cutting effortless. Highly recommend!
  • Never have I had such fantastic knives. I've had so many knives that claim to stay sharp for "forever" but these are the only ones that I think should be able to claim that!
  • An very well designed and crafted set of knives. Each piece is impressive in own way. Each is extremely sharp - which is something to be aware once you receive and start using them.
  • My only complaint is that the knives are so sharp I have cut myself several times. They are scary sharp.
  • Сheesy sticker for the logo. really? for this price? knives are nice, but.... not sure I'd spend the money. I'm only hand washing and one is already showing rust like markings where the blade meets the handle. Blades are awesomely sharp!
Size & Weight
17 in
16.5 in
5.5 in
5 in
10 in
11 in
7.4 lb
9 lb
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black
Blade - stainless steel, Hand - black, Block - cherry
Cabinet Type
Cabinet Type
Handles Design
Knife Block
Birchwood Block
Wooden block
Sharpening Steel
Sharpening Steel
Cleaning and Care
Dishwasher safe, had wash recommended
Hand wash
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
Lifetime warranty, PEtec edge enhances the sharpness 20% and lasts twice as long, 58 Rockwell hardness, Traditional triple-riveted handle made of highly durable Polyoxymethylene, Wusthof knives feature a 14° cutting edge on each side
What customers say about "Features"
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 35666-000 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • These knives are razor sharp and are holding their edge very well. Their handles are comfortable for my smaller hands and my husband's.
  • The knifes are well made and very sharp. Maybe too much for the average user but they are impressive on display
  • Love these knives. They are razor sharp and of good quality. I cut my fingers while cutting vegetables since they are so sharp.
  • Comfortable fit in hand. I never wanted to spend that much money on knives but now I wish I had bought them years ago.
  • The knife handles are just plain black color and do not have the proper red markings as seen on the picture, or even the box they came in.
Wüsthof Classic 8616 16-Piece Knife Block Set
  • Owned for 4 months. Knives are very sharp out of the box. Picture accurately portrays the look of both the knives and block. Block also has 2 additional slots (medium, large) for other knives that you may decide to purchase individually.
  • I especially like the weight and handling of the larger knives. Sure, they aren't inexpensive. But I believe you buy these for a lifetime and then hand them down.
  • This set is fantastic. The block is so beautiful!!! The knives have a good hand feel. It has a good variety of knives. Love it!
  • My son thought the black block wasn't going to look good, but when he saw it he really liked it. The black block looks great in my kitchen. The knives are an excellent quality and extremely sharp.
  • Price is high, obviously. Commonly used knives appear to dull quickly even against and end-grain butcher block. Honing helps but nothing I own can restore the factory edge.
  • Blades are great, but the logos wear off even with careful hand washing. Details matter when you're paying big bucks.
Other Information
299.99 $

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