J.A Henckels International Definition 14pc Self-Sharpening Block Set Review



Today I am going to review one of the most iconic brands in the knife market: J.A Henckels14pc self-sharpening set. Let’s start off by introducing this brand shall we, J.A Henckels the Zwilling (Twin) is one of the oldest trademarks in the world dating back to as far as 1731. Johann Peter Henny.ckels, a local knifemaker, registered the logo as his trademark with the Cutlers’ Guild of Solingen. Also known as the “City of Blades”, the city is where makers of the world’s finest and most renowned swords, knives, scissors and razors are based.

Difference between Henckels International and Zwilling Henckels

Zwilling J.A. Henckels – A Guarantee of quality knives

Zwilling J.A Henckels is the original brand established since 1731 comes with a twin logo, offering high-quality knives made in Spain and Germa

The Henckels International brand, established in 1895, is a separate value brand of ZWILLING J.A. Henckels. Offering affordable yet quality knives sourced from Spain, Thailand & China under Henckel’s standards. Its logo is a single person holding a spear. All Zwilling knives are made from Henckel’s special formula steel and are iced hardened under the Friodur process for enhanced durability. Henckels International knives, meanwhile, are made of ordinary quality stainless steel and don’t undergo the Friodur.

The J.A Henckels international 14pc Self-Sharpening Set Reviewed

Sharpness is always in reach with Henckels International Self-Sharpening Definition Knife Blocks. The self-sharpening slots boast built-in ceramic honing wheels that automatically sharpen when knives are stored or removed. The remaining slots are for serrated knives, whose toothed blades never need sharpening.

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With these must-have knife blocks, enjoy effortless sharpness for precise prep work every time. Plus, their handsome stained ash wood base and stainless-steel cap add aesthetic appeal to your countertop.

The 8” Chef Knife

Tailor-made for J.A. Henckels International Definition knives, these blocks help you maintain the superior sharpness of their fine edge, precision-honed blades. With a seamless transition from blade to handle, the knives’ single-piece, precision-stamped blade construction provides durability, while their traditional triple-rivet handle encourages tireless cutting.

Weighing around 8pounds this set has stylishly brushed stainless steel cap and stained ash wood base self-sharpening block. Tailor-made for the J.A. Henckels International Definition knife series. Self-sharpening slots that sharpen each time a knife is removed or replaced. Made in China. 

Set includes

  • 3″ Paring Knife
  • 5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • 6″ Utility Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 8″ Bread Knife
  • 8″ Chef’s Knife
  • 5″ Steak Knives
  • 6 Kitchen Shears 


  • Self-Sharpening Knife Block
  • Labelled slots guide proper placement
  • Knives fabricated from high-quality stainless steel
  • Single-piece, precision-stamped blade construction provides durability
  • Traditional triple-rivet handle offers balance and is curved for comfort.


  • Self-sharpening block.
  • Brand value
  • Well balanced, Lightweight
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Triple-rivet handle encourages tireless cutting
  • Includes functional and steak knives


  • No sharpener for serrated steak and utility knives.

Final Words on The J.A Henckels Set

Well, the verdict is that Henckels lived up to my expectations and true to its original maker coming from the city of blades this set combines modern needs with years of reputation all held in a set of 14 beautifully crafted knife block set. This set would be my top recommendation if you are looking for a replacement for your present kitchen knife set when I used the knife set for the first time today it dawned on me just how worn out my previous knife set was, these blades are sharp and stay sharp thanks to the self-sharpening mechanism inside the blocks and when I say sharp I mean very Sharp it’s quick and well balanced with a large handle for chefs who spend  ridiculously long hours cutting vegetables or at home cooks who need to speed up the chopping for a quick dinner party, besides that it’s an affordable set with great precision and well-balanced handles which is a great plus. This set gets a 10/10 from me. Safe to say this set is going to be on my gifting list this Christmas.


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