J.A. Henckels is a Solingen, Germany based knife manufacturer that dates back to 1731. The company's Zwilling (twin) logo is known to be one of the oldest trademarks in the world. Throughout the company's history, it has made some of the world's finest pocket knives, kitchen knives, scissors & flatwear. In 1960 Henckels ceased their pocket knife production and started having other companies make knives for them on contract. Boker has been one of the main producers of more recent Henckels products.
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I know that there are various opinions in the U.S. on which German maker made the best line of knives. But I wonder what the Germans think the best maker is (or was)?
For example, I think that Old Eye Brand knives had great edge holding steel, but I found the fit and finish somewhat lacking. I always felt the older Henckels had great fit and finish, but fell behine the older Eye Brand in edge holding.
Are there any opinions from Germany?
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Strictly as a tool , my opinion is the Eye Brand knives. Schmidt & Ziegler would be a close second IMO.
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I agree. As a cutting tool eye brand are hard to beat. But as far as overall build quality the old hen & rooster were might fine.
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