Many German kitchen knives are manufactured in Solingen which is the famous city of knives in Germany. The high quality and standard German steel sets German knives apart from other kitchen knives. German-style knives are sharpened to an angle of 14 degrees per side. Rockwell hardness ranges from 56 to 58, a measure of a knife’s strength and durability. The handles of the German knives are ergonomically designed and mostly riveted for a better grip, precision and durability.
Wusthof and Henckels are the top German knife manufacturers. Wusthof is owned and run by the Wusthof family since 1814. Henckels, now known as Zwilling JA Henckels, is also one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of kitchen knives, scissors, cookware and flatware.
We have highlighted some of the German Kitchen Knives below that could be of good use in the kitchen.
The knife is crafted using Germany engineering and features a toughened stainless steel blade that measures 7.5 inches. To boost its sturdiness, the steel contains 0.6-0.75 carbon, which makes it two times harder than other knives in its class as they contain about 0.3% carbon. The ergonomically designed rounded handles ensure a secure and comfortable Grip. It’s a multipurpose knife that is ideal for various tasks which include cutting, chopping, dicing and slicing vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and other food. It’s also ideal for removing flesh from bones as well as pounding /smashing garlic.
The eight inch blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel. It’s equipped with a triple-riveted handle for a seamless fit. Hand washing recommended for long lasting quality. This knife is an indispensable all-purpose kitchen knife that can be used for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing.
The four inch blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel. It’s ice hardened for a superior strength. It’s safe to use in dishwater. The knife is great for peeling, cutting, and shaping vegetables. It’s also suitable for preparing meat and larding.
The 6 inch blade is made of high-carbon 1.4116-grade German stainless steel to provide provide maximum sharpness, edge retention and corrosion resistance. Rockwell hardness scale of the steel is 53±1 which provides extraordinary performance and long-lasting sharpness. The exceptionally strong and durable blade ensures efficient de-boning, preparing, filleting, skinning, trimming and butterflying. The ergonomically designed handle is made made of polished Pakkawood which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, bacteria-resistant, comfortable, and very beautiful.
The Athena Series 8 Inch Chef Knife is made of carbon-bolstered, high-quality German steel. This chef’s knife handles 90% of your daily food tasks. You can slice fruit, chop herbs, and carve meat with V-shaped edging, tapered at a 9-11 degree angle for razor sharp cuts. Rockwell hardness rating of the blade is 58. The handle is made of ergonomic gold-laced luxury Pakkawood grip.
The Knife is used to fillet fish or de-bone poultry with ease. The thin blade is designed to cut In and around bones and cartilage. The blade is hand forged of high carbon steel with stain-resistant alloy. The Rockwell Hardness Rating of the blade is 58. The tang of the blade is triple riveted in the handle to provide enhanced balance, precision and durability.