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Henckels Graphite 20-pc, Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set

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Henckels Graphite 20-pc Self-Sharpening Block Set is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1369.
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Description

The 20-piece block set features all the knives you need to set your kitchen up right. From the 3-inch paring for smaller scale jobs to the all-rounder 8-inch chef’s knife for slicing and dicing, this set contains the key knives for all tasks, along with kitchen shears and 8 ultra-sharp steak knives.

The self-sharpening slots boast built-in ceramic honing wheels that automatically sharpen when knives are stored or removed. The remaining slots are for serrated knives, with toothed blades that never need sharpening.

Sleek and elegant, the Graphite cutlery line features a fully forged bolster construction that seamlessly transitions from blade to handle for durability, balance, and superior design. Fabricated from high-quality German stainless steel, the satin-finished blade produces precision cuts and is honed for long-lasting sharpness. Contoured for comfort, the smooth handle is designed for fatigue-free cutting. It has a handsome, stainless steel end cap stamped with HENCKELS' single man logo, a Halberdier, who stands for the brand's superior quality at an exceptional value. These dishwasher safe knives make clean up a cinch.

  • Set includes: 3- and 4-inch paring knives, 5-inch serrated utility, 5.5-inch prep, 6-inch utility, 5.5-inch boning, 7-inch santoku, 8-inch chef’s, 8-inch carving, 8-inch bread knife, 8 x 4.5-inch steak knives, kitchen shears, and self-sharpening block
  • Self-sharpening block features stylish brushed stainless-steel cap and stained ash wood base
  • Labeled self-sharpening slots sharpen each time a knife is removed or replaced and ensure proper knife placement
  • Fully forged bolster construction for durability, balance, and design
  • Knives fabricated from high-quality German stainless steel with a satin-finished blade
  • Lightweight, ergonomic, stainless-steel handle that is contoured for comfort
  • Polished end, embossed logo
  • Dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended

Specifications

  • Item no. 17633-020
Characteristics
  • Country of origin: China
  • Substance: german stainless steel
  • Manufacturing method: welded
  • Block slot count: 19
  • Number of parts: 20
  • Colour handle: graphite grey
  • Substance handle: stainless steel
Measurements
  • Net weight: 17.32 lbs
  • Length of product: 18.74 in
  • Width of product: 5.98 in
  • Height of product: 14.13 in
Henckels Graphite 20-pc, Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set
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Henckels Graphite 20-pc Self-Sharpening Block Set is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1369.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some improvements could be made This is a beautiful knife set with great feel and balance. I was a little disappointed when it arrived and the stainless steel block had a few blemishes. Then, when I put the knives in their respective spots the serrated utility knife has a lot of wiggle room in its slot causing it to look like it’s drooping down while the prep knife seats so snugly that it causes it to raise up the handle. The overall aesthetic effect is that these two knives are the only two not aligned in the block which is not visually pleasing to me. I know this is picky, but these are J.A. Henckles and I expected perfection in every aspect. That being said, they are great to use.
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more... Set arrived quickly and without damage to the box. After opening, I started to put the knives in there respective slots. I noticed one was blocked. It was a chunk of wood that split from when they screwed on the faceplate to the block. Overall not a huge deal (I fixed it myself) but I expected better quality control for not only the price I paid but the company who makes these knives. Attached are some pictures to portray what my issue was. After fixing the block, I had no issues. The knives themselves are sharp and durable. When used appropriately they should last for many years. I do appreciate the self sharpening aspect to this set. Overall I would recommend this product, perhaps I just received the one off dud.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chinese Henckels These are not German made knives. Know that upfront. They do feel good in your hand and the blades are not too thin. The handles are just painted that color and not actually a different material. I have two knives that came out of the box with multiple chips in this paint. Makes me wonder what they will be like in 12 months. The knife block is big, really big. I had to put it in the corner of the counter, so not to look odd. Serrated utility knife slot has no sharper, so it drops down lower than the knife next to it with a sharpener. Just looks funny. The block also had deficiencies. Added pics to show paint and block issues.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knife set Amazing set !!! Best knife set I have ever used. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh, not impressed We've had our set for over 6 months now. Soon after we received them, we put them in use, and they were pretty good. However, I've come to realize that they rust, regardless of how careful you are to hand wash and dry. For this much money, I would expect them not to rust or stain. Additionally, they promise an additional smaller knife set if you write a review, and that turned out to be a lie... They said allow up to 8 weeks to receive the set, and we're now going on about 28 weeks. After following up with them several times, I just gave up. They just kept telling me "they're on backorder". Anyways, I won't purchase this brand again.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best knives I’ve ever owned! I received this set for Christmas from my wife. I love the quality of the construction and the weight of the knives and the quality and aesthetics of the block. while the block itself is much larger than what I had previously and will take some rearranging of the counter to create a good workspace, I think I will be very pleased with the outcome. It will take some getting used to not automatically reaching for the steel when I get out a knife, but I assume that the self-sharpening feature on the block will help to maintain the tang. So far I believe that this is the best set of knives I’ve owned and hope that I will get many years of good use from them!
Date published: 2020-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, solid knife set The knife set arrived sooner than expected. The knives themselves are beautiful. I haven't had a chance yet to use them all but so far my husband and I are very happy with the set. The knives are very hefty and solid. The block they are stored in is a lot longer than expected but it looks very nice even though I had to move it to a new location so it would fit on the counter. Looking forward to the self-sharpening aspect once we use them enough to wear them down. Overall we are extremely happy with the set we purchased. Highly recommend trying them for yourselves.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unboxing first take Really like the finish, look, and style. Quality knives with good weight balancing on most knifes (boning knife felt disproportionately weighted and awkward to hold). Grip for the ergonomics of holding and finger placement could be better but not too noticeable at first glance. Wished the scissors were detachable and the block wasn't so big but to be expected from a 24pc set and the slanted block makes for easy in/out. Labeled slots make for easy choice. Overall great set for the deal i got it for (blackfriday) but probably wouldn't pay retail. Some tiny rust blemishes on 4 or 5 knives which i wasn't happy with but should resolve itself after a few uses.
Date published: 2020-12-28
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Are the steak knives serrated?

Asked by: justwondering1
Yes
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2021-02-17

Can I get a listing of the types of knifes that come in this 20 pc block set? I thought it would be listed either in the description or specifications tab, but it wasn't. It's easy to recognize the steak knives but what else comes in it?

Asked by: VickyinPA
Set includes 3- and 4-inch paring knives, 5-inch serrated utility, 5.5-inch prep, 6-inch utility, 5.5-inch boning, 7-inch santoku, 8-inch chef’s, 8-inch carving, 8-inch bread knife, 8 x 4.5-inch steak knives, kitchen shears, and self-sharpening block
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2021-02-10

Hello. I’m testing to find a mention of the grade/hardness of the carbon steel in this particular set. I see the mention of German / Carbon stainless steel but I can’t seem to find the grade. E.g. is it HRC 56-58*** or is it HRC 54-56***

Asked by: Tony H
Our HI knives are HRC 55-58. These are closer to 57.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2020-08-20

Are these knives made of German steel if they are made in China?  Some of the reviews on amazon said these knives were China metal and tend to rust after a couple of months.  I just want to make sure that is not the case.

Asked by: Redliner2435
These knives are made of German steel, which is a trade name for carbon steel. Carbon is added for hardness and edge retention but can leave the knives susceptible to rusting if not cared for properly. To prevent rusting, we recommend hand washing and promptly and thoroughly drying the knives before storage. If you have to use the dishwasher, we recommend using the dry cycle and removing the knives immediately.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2019-12-29

Where is this set made?

Asked by: Gmac
The Graphite style is made in China.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2019-11-10

This may be the first time, this has been asked, but How do I know which knife goes where? The block is labeled but the knives are not.  Obviously I can figure out the obvious steak knives, but this is my first really nice set... 

Asked by: Bethie816
Some of the knives will have the type on the information on the blade. Some you can tell by the size and shape. You know that the serrated knives do not go into the sharpening slots. For any others you're not sure about, you can check out the Graphite collection (https://www.zwilling.com/us/henckels-international/cutlery/graphite/) and match up the item numbers (XXXXX-XXX), and we are also here to help fill in any gaps if you would like to contact us by phone or email using the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2019-10-28
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