A modern company with a long tradition, milestones at a glance.
The history of the ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS brand starts on June 13, 1731 (under the Gemini star sign). It was on that day that knife-maker Peter Henckels from Solingen registered the "Twin" symbol as his trademark with the Cutlers´ Guild of Solingen. This symbol which is now well-known globally is thus one of the oldest trademarks in the world. Today’s name ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS was given to the Company by a descendant of Peter Henckels, Johann Abraham Henckels.
Today products by ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS are recognised globally as the symbol for the highest possible quality and function.
ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS is a modern company which traditionally has always used innovative technology to manufacture products and services of the highest quality. Its leading principle: our customers´ satisfaction is our success – everybody is a customer. ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS has consistently set out to supply its customers with the best possible products and services. Based on this commitment Peter Henckels established his company 280 years ago. Today we still consider ourselves bound by the same commitment!
TWIN POLLUX: The right knife from the start
The perfect choice for the demanding newcomer: well-shaped and with a sharp cut. The modern interpretation of a classic three-rivet-design is a highlight in every kitchen.
The ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS special formula steel convinces with its optimum balance of chromium and carbon content – the secret of particularly high-quality steel. FRIODUR branded knives have been ice-hardened to enhance their quality. They have exceptional cutting properties, are especially corrosionresistant and flexible.
Because of their light weight these stamped knives are comfortable to handle.
The knife series for the demanding newcomer. Riveted handle, sharp blade and convincing design. With embedded ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS logo.
Utility knife: The serrated edge cuts sausages, cheese, tomatoes and baguette easily.