The Best German Knives

There is a saying that says ‘less is more’. It can be easily be applied to any situation. Even when choosing the Best German Knives. If you feel intimidated in purchasing the well-known Wusthof knife set,  you can either choose between the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star II 7-Piece Knife Set that comes with a wooden Block or the Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Set that has a Tempered Glass Block.

The Type of Knives

You get a total of six knives which are the 3-inch paring knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, 5-inch hollow-edge Santoku knife, 8-inch chef’s knife, a pair of kitchen shears and the 9-inch sharpening steel with the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star II 7-Piece Knife Set.

The Mercer knife set gives you a total of five knives which are the 8-inch chef knife, 8-inch bread knife, 6-inch boning knife, 5-inch utility knife and the 3.5-inch paring knife.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star II 7-Piece Knife Set

best german knivesThe Zwilling’s knives are a one-piece precision forged high-carbon stainless steel. They have been known for their razor sharp edge that can slice through anything in its way. Imagine slicing effortlessly through Butternut squash and Melons.

They are durable and have been hand sharpened as well as polished to maintain it’s perfect quality. These knives have a full bolster which makes it more balance. It gives you more control of the knife and every slice you make is precise. It’s handle is also user-friendly so if you have small or large hands, you will definitely be comfortable in using it.

Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Set

best german knife setThe Mercer knives are also a one-piece precision forged high-carbon stainless steel. However, the edge of the blade has been taper-grind to provide superb slicing efficiency every time. They are very easy to hone and last longer than most edges. Remember to dry these knives after washing them. By doing this, it will keep their condition tip-top.

The black Santoprene handle which are slip resistant and ergonomic in design, is great if you’re using them for long periods. It is designed to relieve wrist tension. In addition to that, the tempered glass block is easy to clean and takes up less space than a bulky wooden block.

The Decision

Of course with the Zwilling’s 7-Piece knife set, you get an extra Santoku knife which is great for slicing, dicing and mincing. However with the Mercer Culinary 6-Piece knife set, you get the classy looking glass block and a 6-inch boning knife which is great if you’re working with chicken and fish daily. Both of these german knives are very beneficial to add in your kitchen.