From humble beginnings in 1731 in a little forge in Solingen, Germany, ZWILLING has grown into a global company that is renowned for producing some of the finest quality knives, blades, and coveted cookware in the world. During the company’s evolution from a small premium knife manufacturer to a leading global culinary producer, the company has maintained two vital emphases: tradition and quality.
For creative cooks and those passionate about interior design,the new ZWILLING All * Star 7-Pcs Self-Sharpening Knife Block is a fantastic option. The new range is not merely practical and safe, but also highly stylish. ALL * STAR comprises four new self-sharpening blocks, available in brand new White and Anthracite colorways, as well as another compact, manual sharpening block set, which is ideal for smaller kitchens.
Designed by Italian architect and designer, Mattheo Thun, these premium, high-quality and elegant sets with ZWILLING’s special formula steel have been forged with supreme craftsmanship and care. Made using the FRIODUR® ice-hardening process, which obtains the optimum degree of hardness for steel, the steel knives provide superior corrosion resistance and durability, while each cutting edge offers the optimum blend of sharpness and robustness to meet the demands of everyday culinary preparation. Ergonomic and precision balanced, the ZWILLING knives feature a new easy-to-use handle design, allowing the knife to sit comfortably in any hand, no matter the skill level of the user. The blocks look sensational on any worksurface and will complement both classic and contemporary kitchen styles alike. Offering a further degree of customization, the knives themselves are available with two different colors on the handle cap – Silver or Black. Each block comes replete with five of the most popular knife types – a 10cm paring knife, 20cm chef’s knife, 16cm carving knife, 13cm utility knife and 20cm bread knife – as well as 20cm multipurpose scissors, so every culinary need is catered for. Handy symbols on the block make it easy to quickly find the correct hole for each knife. For these self-sharpening Knife Blocks with KIS (Keep It Sharp) technology, ceramic sharpening stones in the slots are aligned in such a way that means the smooth-bladed knives are sharpened every time they are removed and put back into place, ensuring the knives are always sharp. Added benefits include an optimum 22° cutting angle, a perfectly balanced bolster that acts as a finger guard for safe use and a seamless bolster-to-handle design for easy, comfortable handling.
ZWILLING’S ALL * STAR self-sharpening Knife Blocks, £379. Stockists include Zwilling, Selfridges, Fenwick and Borough Kitchen.
ZWILLING All * Star 7-Pcs Self-Sharpening Knife Block in White and Black