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ZWILLING Professional S 8-inch, Chef's knife

The all-round helper for professional and amateur chefs

  • Universal chef's knife with 20 cm blade
  • Black plastic handle
  • Specially hardened blade steel
  • Rustproof
  • Made in Solingen
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ZWILLING J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 153.
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Description

PROFESSIONAL "S" are the classic knives for the professional kitchen. The knives are made of proprietary special formula steel that has been perfected for over 280 years. Combined with ZWILLING's signature ice-hardening technique, these FRIODUR blades are harder, sharper, they will NOT STAIN or chip and they retain their sharpness longer.Honed and hand-finished by the most skilled artisans, the knives' laser-controlled edge is incredibly sharp. The sturdy bolster provides the right balance and acts as a finger guard. Precision-forged from a single piece of solid steel, these threerivet handle knives deliver optimum balance and safe handling. Professional chefs worldwide trust the tradition and quality of these impressive knives.

  • Manufactured in Germany
  • Special formula high carbon NO STAIN steel
  • SIGMAFORGE knife is forged from a single piece of solid 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
  • Ergonomic polymer, three-rivet handle is perfectly bonded to the full tang
  • 57 Rockwell Hardness = excellent edge retention
  • Edge angle 15 degrees per side

Specifications

  • Item no. 31021-203
Characteristics
  • Color: no-color
  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Substance: German Stainless Steel
  • Type of handle: concealed tang
  • Type of edge: Fine Edge
  • Edge finishing: V-edge
  • Manufacturing method: forged
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 55-58 HRC
Measurements
  • Net weight: 0.57 lbs
  • Length of product: 13.23 in
  • Width of product: 1.89 in
  • Height of product: 0.79 in
  • Blade length: 7.87 in
  • Handle length: 5.28 in
  • Handle width: 0.79 in
  • Blade width: 0.12 in
ZWILLING Professional S 8-inch, Chef's knife
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ZWILLING J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 153.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic German Design This is the most classic German knife design out there. Extremely well weighted, and very sharp. This knife can handle any job you need it for in the kitchen. The three-rivet handle is very comfortable, and it allows you to cut for long periods of time without getting fatigued. I highly recommend for anyone who wants a professional style knife.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best knives ! I bought this knife about 10 years ago because I was tired of the typical "block" knife sets that you sharpen more than you use. I bought this one and every time I had some spare money I would add another Henckels to my collection, I now have 6 total and never need any other knives in my kitchen. They are a superior knives and worth every penny you spend on them. I am not a professional cook but these have been money well spent. I do truly enjoy having a sharp knife when I go to grab one. Thank you for making a great product.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased this 10" Professional S knife for my husband. He's over six feet tall, and he's always complaining that the 8" chef's knife that we have is too small. He really loves how this knife fits in his hand. Nice grip and bolster that does not rub up against his finger. Longer blade makes it easy to cut and chop large quantities in a shorter time. Easy to maintain, just hone as you go, and no need to re sharpen for quite some time. Zwilling special formula steel makes all the difference in the world. Also nice purchasing a product from a company who's been around for so may decades.
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knife as great as expected Bought this knife in my pursuit to find the perfect knife for my kitchen. I am not a professional chef, but I do cook each and every night. So far, this knife as met all my expectations. I love the feel of this knife, and it performs well.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 3rd Henckels set. I had my first set of Henckels knives back in 1986 when I was in my 3rd year in the restaurant business and learning to be a chef. I then vowed I would never go back into the culinary field because by 20 years of age, I was tired of it. I went into the infantry/artillery field in the USMC. Eventually I got out of the military and had my 2 daughters and my son in the way so I ended up falling back into the culinary world as a consultant and chef. I bought another set of Henckels... beautiful, classics. Years went by and I ended up divorced and my Henckels were gone. Now... I have started buying my set and my kids got me this for a Christmas present. I have and will always love my Henckels knives.
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps Edge The Pro S is the best knife I've ever owned. The high carbon German steel is so durable, and it stays sharp for months with proper honing. I also like the full tang which adds weight as well as makes it real sturdy. The knives I've owned in the past were set at at 20 degree, where the angle on the Pro S is slightly smaller, making it much sharper than other knives. I also like the fact that it is dishwasher safe, just in case one of my kids should put it in the dishwasher! The lifetime warranty gives me the security I needed to make this purchase, and I am so glad I did.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought this for my husband who cooks a lot. He absolutely loves it! Says it's very versatile and the quality is excellent.
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from TRADITIONAL + Perfect balance, very durable. Purchased this knife for immediate relatives in need a a great knife. Being so sharp I love how it has the full bolster which acts as a guard. Has all the traditional features needed in a chefs knife however Zwilling's special formula steel makes a difference in performance/durability.
Date published: 2020-03-27
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Is this knife or any of your knives dishwasher safe?

Asked by: Krista
All of our Henckels international knives and many of our Zwilling/Twin styles, including Professional "S", are dishwasher-safe. However, we strongly encourage hand washing to preserve the beauty and prolong the lifespan of your cutlery.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2020-02-29

Why does the description say Item # 31021-203 and on the knife in the picture it says Item # 31021-200? What's the difference? If I order this what will I get?

Asked by: LelaniaM
31021-203 is a newer SKU for the same item. Item numbers change for various reasons, but the product will remain the same.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-07-30

Do you sell the covers/liners for these knives? I have the set of three professional 

Asked by: Ramon
Yes, you may shop our available sheaths and other storage options here: https://www.zwillingonline.com/cutlery-zwilling-storage.html
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2019-10-16

What's the difference between "Pro" and "Pro S" models, across the range? There seems to be no difference based on descriptions, and/or price. Thanks

Asked by: WiscoSkip
These two lines are materially the same. They differ slightly cosmetically; the Pro bolster has a half arch design while there is a full bolster on our Pro "S" knives.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2019-10-16

What is the hardness of this knife?

Asked by: Marius
The ZWILLING Professional "S" line has a Rockwell hardness of 57.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2017-11-01

weight?

Asked by: mike7777777
The Professional "S" 8" chef's knife weighs approximately 13 oz.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2019-10-16

This knife is extremely dull. How/where do I get it sharpened?

Asked by: sjswf
There are a few options. You can use a pull-through sharpener, any of our ZWILLING/TWIN models will work. You can also use series of waterstones. This requires some practice but will give you amazing results. Many gourmet and kitchen stores provide a sharpening service. Please keep in mind that we sharpen our blades to 15 degrees on either side. We also offer a mail-in sharpening service in which we use the same machines as used in the factory.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2020-02-29

What is the difference between a professional and a professional "s" knife?

Asked by: Momto5
The ZWILLING Pro and Professional "S" series are both made from the same steel (ZWILLING Special Formula Steel) and handle material (POM). Both are also forged in Germany. The main differences are the bolster and the blade shapes. The Professional "S" series has a traditional bolster and very traditional blade shapes. The ZWILLING Pro series has a curved bolster that promotes the "pinch grip." The blade shapes on many of the ZWILLING Pro knives feature updated designs that were determined after extensive research. The chef's knife, for instance, has a more prolonged flat portion closer to the handle for more effective chopping, but also has a pronounced "belly" (curve) that is very effective when used with a rocking motion.
Answered by: Zwilling Customer Support
Date published: 2019-10-16
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