The Twin Cermax line represents the epitome of the craftsmanship of Zwilling J.A.Henckels.
To put it more simple, these knives are the best they make.
The metal used for the blades consist of a new type of powdered steel called Cermax, with a hardness of 66 HRC (!)
This is extremely hard for any knifesteel, and especially for a kitchenknife which is usually somewhere inbetween 54- 60 Rockwell.
This superhard steel is 'sandwiched' between 2 layers of softer, but much tougher steel to create what we think to be the perfect kitchenknife.
To top things off the handle is inlayed with polished black Micarta with a beautiful grain.
When you order one of these knives, or more, be especially careful because these are by far the sharpest knives right out-of-the-box we have ever seen.
They are able to cut freestanding hair on your arm with ease.
Do not ever try to clean these fine knives, or any other fine knife, in a dishwasher, as it will ruin their appearance and make them blunt as well.
For sharpening we recommend the Spyderco Sharpmaker, elsewhere on our site.
It will help you maintain the supersharpness of these knives with ease, as with every Sharpmaker you get a DVD with clear instructions how to do it.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Cermax Chef's Knife 24 cm (9")