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J.A. Henckels International Classic
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Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Fine-edge blade kitchen knives
About - J.A. Henckels International Classic

The J.A. Henckels International Classic is part of the kitchen knife test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, kitchen knives models like the Classic are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cutting performance:
Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

Handle comfort:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

Handle balance:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.
Features & Specs - J.A. Henckels International Classic
info Blade type Forged
info Prone to corrosion No
info Heavy No
info Bulky No
info Set size (pieces) 7
info Knives missing from set Slicer
info Warranty Limited lifetime
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User Reviews - J.A. Henckels International Classic
User Reviews
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great knives
Comfortable Grip
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Not Dishwasher Safe
Best Uses
I could give these 5 stars, but not sure if anything is that perfect. I use these for everything except slicing bread. I have another serrated knife for that. Well-built, nice balance and comfortable to use. The shears are nice, too. They may be dishwasher safe but I never put a good knife in a dishwasher. I clean them right after use as I do with all good knives- kitchen, hunting, fillet, etc. and they keep an edge. Sharpen once or twice a year and an occasional light honing before use keeps them that way. I got the set with a wood block for about $60-$80 a few years ago and don't anticipate having to replace them for a LONG time, if ever. You can pay hundreds more for a set and some are great knives but they're no better than a cheap set if you don't take care of them. These are a pleasure to use.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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