Comparison shopping for knives can be a hard job there are
so many choices and so much misinformation out there, mostly
put out by the manufacturers by the way. Which knives
should you buy cutco or henckel? Let's
take a closer look at both manufacturers.
Cutco was introduced in 1948 as a subsidiary of ALCOA.
The "hand-perfect" wedge lock handle was introduced in 1952,
and the Double-D® stay-sharp recessed edge in 1960. Cutco
is marketed via direct sales mostly from students.
Henckels on the other hand was founded in 1731 in Solingen,
Germany. They were the first manufacturer of stainless
steel blades. They now operate in two separate companies
Zwilling J.A. Henckels and J.A. Henckels International.
The Zwilling division is the high end brand and International
the low end. The quality between the two divisions varies
widely because of the steel and manufacturing processes
So the question is which knife should you buy? I would
recommend neither, but if you have to purchase one go with the
Zwilling J.A. Henckels brand over the cutco knives. The
serrated blades that Cutco uses are the true reason they are
ever sharp, not because they are superior in any way.
Serrated blades cut more by a sawing action than by
slicing, and even when they are dull they'll still rip through
ingredients whereas normal blades you'll have to
If you really want to start acquiring some good knives that
will last you a long time check out Shun
Cutlery, or Globals. They're both razor sharp out of
the box and they'll last for years with proper care. In
the end however it's really up to you on what feels
comfortable. I've known people with every brand
imaginable that have had them since they were first
married. Do what feels right, just don't be taken in by
everything the salesmen say.