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Which Zwilling Knives Are Right for You?

Which Zwilling Knives Are Right for You?

The best cooking knives make prepping a pleasure, not a chore, so Big Plate has brought in three lines (good/better/best) from Zwilling. Each of Zwilling’s high-quality kitchen knives boasts sharp blades for smooth slicing, easy-to-grip handles for comfort, and proven durability for long-lasting enjoyment. Zwilling has been making premium German cutlery for almost three centuries. And for over a decade, they’ve taken that savvy and put it into Miyabi, their Japanese cutlery line revered for having the sharpest kitchen knives around.

Read on to discover what each line has to offer!

Zwilling Gourmet

Prices run from around $20 to $90.

Zwilling’s Gourmet line is the go-to knife for home chefs eager for their everyday knife to be exceptional. The single-piece, precision-stamped blade construction is lighter than forged knives, allowing for maximum maneuverability. Proudly crafted in Germany, the knives are made of special-formula steel that has been perfected for over 285 years. Combined with Zwilling’s signature ice-hardening technique, the blades are harder, sharper, more resistant to staining and chipping, and better at maintaining their sharpness long-term. The ergonomic, triple-riveted handle ensures fatigue-free cutting.

The Gourmet line is made in Germany from special formula high carbon steel. Each knife is precision-stamped from a single-piece of solid steel. The ice-hardened FRIODUR blade starts sharper, stays sharper longer, and has superior resilience. The precision-honed blade and laser-controlled edge ensure ideal cutting angle for sharpness and durability. A traditional three-riveted handle with a full tang provides maximum comfort and stability while cutting. The highly durable POM handle has stainless steel rivets that balance the blade and handle perfectly. The center rivet is laser inscribed with the Zwilling logo.

Big Plate’s “Gourmet” inventory currently includes:

3” Vegetable Knife Gourmet

4” Paring Knife Gourmet

6.5” Nakiri Knife Gourmet

7” Santoku Knife Gourmet

6” Cleaver Gourmet

Zwilling Pro

Prices on single knives run from around $45 to $120.

Zwilling’s Pro line is manufactured in Germany. This line’s unique blade shape and ergonomic bolster are the result of 280 years of experience in knife making as well as the rigorous study of how knives are used. A unique curved bolster supports the professional pinch grip (thumb and index finger on the blade) which allows for safe cutting, less fatigue, and more precision. The full length of the blade can be used when cutting and can be sharpened from bolster to tip. These knives are designed in Italy by Matteo Thun and are made in Germany by Zwilling, the company that sets the standard for exceptional cutlery worldwide. These knives’ ABS handle are durable and resilient. They’re sigmaforged from a single piece of Special Formula High-Carbon no stain stainless steel. Their ice-hardened Friodur blades begin sharper, stay sharper longer, and have superior resilience. The precision-honed blades and laser-controlled edges ensure an ideal cutting angle for sharpness and durability. The full tang and handle are triple-riveted for superb stability.

Big Plate’s “Pro” inventory currently includes:

4” Paring Knife Pro

6” Slicing Knife Pro

5” Santoku Knife Pro

6.5” Nakiri Knife Pro

8” Traditional Chef Knife Pro

7” Santoku Knife Pro

2 Piece Chef Set Pro

7 Piece Block Set Pro


Prices run from around $110 to $170.

The Miyabi Kaizen II line celebrates true Japanese craftsmanship. Using traditional methods and innovative techniques, these knives merge the past and present into an exceptional knife collection. Big Plate stocks the Kaizen II line from Myabi as the most attractive line combination of quality and pricing.  Handcrafted in Seki, Japan, these Miyabi knives feature a carbide steel core surrounded by 48 layers of Damascus steel giving the exquisite look and unique individual design that only hand-forged Damascus steel knives can provide. Each knife is forged and sharpened using the three-step Honbazuke process. This process gives the hand-honed blade a finish with a true katana edge—an homage to the samurai swords made in Seki centuries ago. Fabricated with Pakkawood, the handles show extremely detailed wood grain and the sheen finish helps mirror the beauty of the blade. The attractive D-shape of the handle is designed to nestle comfortably in your hand for tireless cutting. Myabi is famous for including sophisticated details including brass and red spacers, a mosaic pin, and a stainless steel end cap. Perhaps the most impressive trait for Miyabi Kaizen II knives is their incredible sharpness right out of the box. In traditional Japanese fashion, the blades are hand-honed to an exceptionally sharp 9.5 to 12 degree edge.

Big Plate’s Miyabi inventory currently includes:

4.5” Utility Knife Miyabi

7” Santoku Knife Miyabi

6.5” Nakiri Knife Miyabi

Big Plate’s team would be happy to help you figure out which knives are best suited to your needs, so come see us today!


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