"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Knives
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3
Henckels - Forged or Stamped?

I just went to the Henckel's website, and I get the impression that they use stamped blades


I was just wondering if this is true because i've been under the impression that Henckel's are forged

ouyangl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
Executive Chef
ironchef's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The SPAM eating capital of the world.
Posts: 3,557
Their top of the line blades like the Professional-S and Twin Select series are forged. Their lower end blades like the Twin Signature and Gourmet models are stamped.
"Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
ironchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
Senior Cook
eatsOats's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: OR/CA Border
Posts: 106
I own one of their cheaper sets, and let me tell you -- they are perfectly terrible. The only knife in the set I ever use is the utility knife, but only because the blade is thin, and I've taken every opportunity to put a good edge on it.
eatsOats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2006, 12:33 AM   #4
Master Chef
Michael in FtW's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 6,592
I'm with Ironchef .... read the product information. If they are forged they will state it ... otherwise manufacturers seem to either "over look" or fail to state the fact that they are stamped in most cases. Unless it is specifically stated that they are forged ... they are stamped.

For browsing and comparing ... go to www.Cooking.Com and read the specs on the knives ... down in the "Product Characteristics" section ... look for a line that says "Construction:" - generally, stamped knives don't have that line - and if it is there will say they are forged.
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
Michael in FtW is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.