ZWILLING Pro 5.5-inch Prep Knife, fine edge


14 cm chef's knife compact

  • Robust, corrosion-resistant and flexible at the same time
  • FRIODUR® ice-hardened blade
  • V-edge: long lasting sharpness & highly precise cutting performance
ZWILLING Pro 5.5-inch Ultimate Prep Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 340.
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ZWILLING Pro is the most user-friendly knife available to market. The unique blade shape and ergonomic bolster are the result of 280 years of experience in knife making, and the rigorous study of how knives are used. A unique curved bolster supports the professional pinch grip, with thumb and index finger on the blade, for safe cutting and less fatigue. The blade was redesigned with a broader curve in the front to facilitate the rocking motion of Western cutting, while the straight back is ideal for the Asian chopping motion. The full length of the blade can be used when cutting and can be sharpened from bolster to tip Designed in Italy by Matteo Thun and made in Germany by ZWILLING J.A. Henckels, the company that sets the standard for exceptional cutlery worldwide. The ZWILLING Pro 5.5" Ultimate Prep Knife will become the go-to knife in your kitchen. It excels at a multitude of tasks like peeling and chopping vegetables and fruit, slicing meats and cheeses, butterflying chicken breasts, deveining shrimp and much more. The well-designed blade of the allows for plenty of knuckle clearance when you're chopping on a cutting board yet is small enough for in-hand paring tasks, such as peeling and trimming apples and potatoes. Cooks with small hands will appreciate the compact size of this versatile knife.

  • Curved bolster encourages cutting with improved precision, safety and comfort
  • POM handle is durable and resiliant
  • SIGMAFORGE knife is forged from a single piece of Special Formula High-Carbon NO STAIN stainless 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
  • Full tang and handle are triple-riveted for superb stability
  • Dishwasher safe, had wash recommended
  • Manufactured in Germany


  • Item no. 38400-143
  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Substance: special formula steel
  • Type of handle: exposed tang
  • Type of edge: fine edge
  • Edge finishing: V-edge
  • Manufacturing method: forged
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 55-58 HRC
  • Colour handle: black matte
  • Substance handle: plastic
  • Net weight: 0.20 lbs
  • Length of product: 10.24 in
  • Width of product: 0.51 in
  • Height of product: 1.34 in
  • Blade length: 5.51 in
  • Handle length: 4.57 in
  • Handle width: 0.51 in
  • Blade width: 0.04 in
  • Blade thickness: 0.04 in
ZWILLING Pro 5.5-inch Prep Knife, fine edge
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ZWILLING Pro is our most chef-friendly knife on the market. These versatile knives were designed to support the professional pinch grip for safe and controlled use.


Unique curved bolster acts as an extension of the hand, encouraging cutting with improved precision, safety, and comfort.


Proudly made in Germany, our specially formulated German stainless steel has been perfected for almost 300 years.


As the largest manufacturer of knives globally, we own our factories so we can control the quality at every step of production

ZWILLING Pro 5.5-inch Ultimate Prep Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 340.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5.5 Prep Fine Edge Great knife. I was replacing my Henckels International version that I’ve used for years. This has a better rocking ability, which was part of my goal. But I also was looking for a more substantial handle, which this did not deliver. And I didn’t really have large hands. It could be just a little getting used to, but I had hoped still for a little larger handle. The blade is perfect, and the bolster works well. I have some Pro S versions also and the bolster change is nice, but the Pro versions do not work with my knife block. This I knew in advance since I have other Pro versions as well. I recommend if you have large hands it may feel a bit light, so a lager handled knife may be a better choice.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS KNIFE!!! This has been my go to knife since I bought it...lightweight, sharp well balanced and versatile. I am sort of a one knife person and can really use this for just about everything. I got the sale price which was amazing and of course the quality is exceptional.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant multi use knife I love how light this knife is but also how I am firmly able to handle this knife. This is the absolute perfect knife for taking off the bones of a cooked Costco chicken. It’s ease of use made deboning a cooked chicken incredibly easy. And since it’s also a prep knife I didn’t have to buy the boning knife for this. I don’t cook enough fish or raw chicken to buy the boning or fillet knives. This, although not meant to replace the aforementioned knives, does an excellent job of taking the bones off a small chicken/game hen that has been already cooked. I haven’t used it on a raw chicken so I can’t recommend using it for that. I love the size that allows me to move around tight places that a larger chef’s knife or slicing knife could be more cumbersome, in my humble opinion.
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Little Knife that Could This knife has the curved bolster (middle of the knife) and its so comfortable to hold in the proper pinch grip. This knife is perfect for someone learning how to use a knife and can do anything in the kitchen. I usually grab it for quick one time cuts but my daughter uses it for everything.
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third Pro This is my third pro series knife. My wife loves to cook and I wanted her to have the best. They are beautiful and well balanced. Only problem, they are so sharp, my wife is a little scared of them.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Great knife. If I could have only two knives. This would be one of them.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great substitute for a chef knife I gifted this knife to my 80 year old sister, who is afraid of an 8 ' chef knife, thinking it's too big to use. For her needs, this is the perfect size knife. She can use it as a chef knife since the curved bolster allows her to hold it in a way that protects her fingertips. It's very comfortable in her hand. She loves its sharpness and wishes she bought this knife years ago. It's the only knife she uses anymore.
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharper than a night out with OJ I have the santoku pro chef and meat slicer so it was a no brainer to get this knife. The value is great, I figure it has cost me less than $.02 a day for the length of time I have had those knives. The main reason I got it is that my wife prefers a smaller knife in her hand, among other things, so I got it as a gift for her, but really was for me as well. It’s sharp out of the box and maintains an edge.
Date published: 2019-12-28
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What is the total weight of this knife and how flexible is the blade?

Asked by: DELL
This knife weighs 0.7 lbs. It is forged, so it's not designed to be particularly flexible. If you need a more flexible blade, you may be interested in the ZWILLING Pro 7" Flexible Slicing/Carving Knife ( or one of our lighter-weight stamped styles.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2019-08-29

Do you have a sheath for this knife?. i bought it from your location in Pleasantville, NY but would like a sheath. the one i have is not searated.

Asked by: Maria Mar
You may shop our available sheaths and other storage options here:
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-05-29

What is the depth of the blade at its deepest point? I want to see if it will fit into the available slot in my knife block. Thanks.

Asked by: AndyK
The blade is 1.3" across at its widest point, where the bolster meets the handle, and .1" thick.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2017-09-28

Hello there I bought this knife from Macy's and I am happy with the design and how well made it is, have it for about two months not using it it a lot that it's not as sharp when it first got here, can i use sharpener sold at Macy's? twin type? need know

Asked by: Roberto
Our first suggestion is to use a sharpening steel. This does not actually sharpen the blade, but realigns it. It is safe to use frequently, almost every time you use the knife, and makes a significant difference. If the blade is very dull, you can use a variety of pull-through sharpeners. Any of our ZWILLING/TWIN sharpeners will work well. Please note that this knife is factory sharpened to 15 degrees on each side, you want to use a sharpener with this angle.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2019-08-29

I don't buy a lot of knives, so a basic question: Does a 5.5" prep knife have a 5.5" blade, or is it the overall length?

Asked by: Bob33
The 5.5" refers to the blade length (this is true of most kitchen knives).
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2019-08-29
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