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Zwilling and Henckels Knife Block Sets Comparison

If you’re familiar with Henckels knives, you know they’re some of the best knives on the planet! With so many different knife block sets available, how do you know which one is best for you? Since all Henckels blocks include a manufacturer’s warranty, it can be tough to find which one best suits your needs.

We’ve broken down the differences between all the Henckels Knife Blocks – what each knife block set includes, the materials, and special features. Don’t miss our detailed Henckels Knife Block Showdown at the bottom so you can compare all the options side by side.

10. Four Star 6-piece set

6 piece knife block set

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star 6 Piece Knife Block Set

This knife block includes four knives from the world’s most sought after up-scale knife series – the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star series. Currently priced at $297.49*, this set includes:

  • 4″ paring knife
  • 6″ utility knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 9″ sharpening steel

These knife blades are constructed from high carbon no-stain stainless steel and use Henckels patented FRIODUR® ice-hardening process. They are hand-honed for long-lasting sharpness.

9. 4-Star 5-piece knife block set

5 piece knife block set on magnetic knife block

Zwilling J.A. Henckels 4-Star 5 Piece Knife Block Set

Believe us, you’ll want to show off this magnetic knife block! These $199.99*  Zwilling 4-Star Knives feature an ergonomically molded handle, setting the standard for comfort and control. This knife block set includes:

  • 4″ paring knife
  • 5″ serrated utility knife
  • 8″ slicing knife
  • 8″ chef knife

The FRIODUR® ice hardened blades stay sharper for longer which means you’ll spend less time sharpening and more time preparing the food you love. These knives are made in Germany, and are dishwasher safe but hand washing is recommended.

8. 5-Star 7-piece knife block set

7 piece knife block set

Zwilling J.A. Henckels 5-Star 7 Piece Knife Block Set

This 5-Star knife block set is designed for the cook who appreciates the very best! The $279.99* block incorporates sharp blades and ergonomic, lightweight, handles to create an amazing balance for the best cut. These knives are constructed from high carbon no-stain steel using Henckels’ patented Friodur® ice-hardening process, providing the blades with strength and longevity, and they are designed for a long-lasting edge. This set includes:

  • 4″ paring knife
  • 5″ utility knife
  • 6″ slicing knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 9″ sharpening steel

7. Henckels International Forged Elite knife block set

15 piece knife block set

Henckels International Forged Elite 15 Piece Knife Block Set

Each knife from the Forged Elite 15 Piece Knife Block Set is forged with precision from high-carbon German stainless steel and the handles are ergonomically designed. With a classic Henckels stainless steel endcap, it is recommended that these knives be hand washed. This set is $199.99* and includes:

  • 8″ chef knife
  • 7″ santoku knife
  • 6″ utility knife
  • 5.5″ boning knife
  • 5″ serrated utility knife
  • 3″ paring knife
  • 6 steak knives
  • 9″ honing steel
  • kitchen shears

6. Henckels International Silvercap 14-piece set

14 piece silvercap knife block set

Henckels International Silvercap 14 Piece Knife Block Set

These precision-stamped stainless steel serrated blades are as sharp as they look! These knives will barely need sharpening. Plus, each knife has an ergonomically designed handle and silver end caps. This knife block set is currently $95.99* and includes:

  • 3″ paring knife
  • 4″ paring knife
  • 5″ serrated utility knife
  • 5″ santoku knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 6 steak knives
  • kitchen shears

5. Henckels International Fine Edge Synergy set

13 piece stainless steel knife block set

Henckels International Fine Edge Synergy 13 Piece Knife Block Set

This 13 piece knife block set is currently $79.99* and like the knife set above, features precision stamped stainless steel satin finish blades. The knives’ handles are made of contoured santoprene and stainless steel and all are dishwasher safe! This knife set includes:

  • 2.75″ paring knife
  • 5″ utility knife
  • 5.5″ boning knife
  • 6″ utility knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • six 4.5″ steak knives

4. Henckels Fine Edge Fit 12-piece set

12 piece knife block set

J.A. Henckels International Fine Edge Fit 12 Piece Knife Block Set

This 12 piece knife block set is currently $59.99* and comes with 11 knives, including:

  • 2.75″ paring knife
  • 5″ bagel and tomato knife
  • 6″ utility knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • six 4.75″ steak knives

Each knife has a contoured anti-slip handle with a stainless steel back. The stainless steel blade is a one-piece precision stamped from Japanese steel and polished with a mirrored finish.

3. Henckels Forged Accent set

12 piece knife block set

Henckels International Forged Accent Knife Set

If you’re seeking a quality cut in a traditional style knife block, this knife block set with German stainless steel blades may be for you! These blades have been tempered and then honed for a sharpness that lasts. Plus, the three-rivet handles are comfortable to grip for a great cut for just $174.99*.

  • 3.5″ paring knife
  • 6″ utility knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 7″ santoku knife with granton edge
  • four 4.5″ steak knives
  • kitchen scissors
  • 9″ sharpening steel

2. Zwilling TWIN Gourmet 10-piece set

10 piece knife block set

Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Gourmet 10 Pc Natural Wood Knife Block Set

Made in Spain, this $192.49* TWIN knife block includes blades of these knives are hardened using Henckels patented FRIODUR® ice-hardening process. This process creates an exceptionally sharp and durable blade. This set includes:

  • 2.75″ vegetable knife
  • 4″ paring knife
  • 5″ tomato & bagel knife
  • 6″ utility knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 7″ santoku knife
  • Twin L kitchen shears
  • sharpening steel

1. Henckels Forged Contour 9-piece knife set

These Forged Contour knives (currently on sale for $99.99*) will easily become your top choice in the kitchen. Forged from high quality stainless steel for durability and strength, these knives have a satin finish, high performance blade, tempered and honed for lasting sharpness. The contemporary contoured synthetic resin handles have a three rivet design. The knives are dishwasher safe, but we highly recommend hand washing.

9 piece stainless steel knife block set

Henckels International Forged Contour 9 Piece Knife Block Set

  • 3″ paring knife
  • 3″ vegetable knife
  • 5″ serrated bagel/tomato knife
  • 6″ utility knife
  • 7″ hollow edge santoku knife
  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • six 4.5″ steak knives
  • 9″ sharpening steel

Knife Block Comparison Chart

*Price as of publish date.

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