Henckels 7-pc Block Knife Set [Review]


Henckels International is an established brand that makes essential kitchen tools for home chefs. The German brand has its history reaching as early as the beginning of the 18th century with very few competitors who can match their quality and innovation.

If you are looking for the best self-sharpening knife set, check out the Henckels Classic Self Sharpening block set that comes with 7 knives to carry out any task in your kitchen. The knives are durably built with steel with a storage block that sharpens the knife each time you use it.

All the knives have a decent length and will exceed your expectations in the kitchen. If a self-sharpening knife block set is your number one choice, read this Henckels 7-piece Block Set review.

Henckels 7-pc Block Set view

7 Knives

This set includes the following:

  • 8” Chef’s Knife
  • 4” Utility Knife
  • 5” Serrated Utility Knife
  • 5” Prep Knife
  • 7” Santoku Knife (Hollow edge)

In other words, you have everything needed for casual and complicated cutting work in the kitchen. It also comes with a pair of sheers and 6-slot self-sharpening block.


All the knives have a full tang that runs through a polymer handles and fastened with 3 metal rivets, giving them that extra sturdiness and stability. They weight feels moderate and holding them feels extremely ergonomic.


As is with JA Henkels, these block knives are amazingly sharp. You should be extra careful when washing and using them. They are hand-honed by the most professional artisans at the company. The sharpening steel makes it easier to sharpen them whenever you feel like it. However, this is not necessary because they can stay sharp for a few days or even weeks for less busy cooks.


While caution is required when washing these knives, they are fairly easy to wash. Thanks to the bolster separating the blade and handle, it’s easy to maintain the grip. Besides, they are made using no-stain German steel with a non-stick coating for easier cleaning and maintenance.

To clean the knives, wash with mild soap and rinse, wipe them with a towel and put them back into the block. Avoid using a dishwasher for such high-end knives.

Weight and balance

Each of the knives in the set features a high carbon – stainless steel material. This feels firm and moderately slanted in your hand with a bolster that adds grip to the middle of the knife. Most users say that they are well-balanced and nicely weighted.


  • The set offers good value for money
  • Offers all the knives needed for prep and cooking
  • The knives are sharp
  • Has a durable built


  • The block is relatively long and might take more room on the counter

All forged, made in Germany and surgically sharp, the Henckels knives cut where, when and how you want them to. They are an excellent acquisition for the cook who seek pride in making precise cuts to make every serving a classy piece of art. With 7 knives, it’s fits perfectly for a family and friend gatherings.

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