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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Prep Knife, 5 1/4"

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A favorite in professional kitchens, this versatile knife is the perfect prep tool. It offers the balance of a chef's knife, a utility knife's precision edge and a paring knife's impressive maneuverability. Designed by architect Matteo Thun, the special arched bolster promotes an ideal thumb grip for the ultimate precision, comfort and safety.

  • 5 1/4" blade is precision forged using ’s Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Friodur ice-hardening technique to produce corrosion-resistant blades that are exceptionally hard yet flexible.
  • Precise lasers ensure blade edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness.
  • Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb—and allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end.
  • Contoured for a secure, comfortable grip, the sleek ABS resin handle is triple-riveted to the blade.
  • Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 5 1/4"-long blade; 4 1/2"-long handle.
  • 9.6 oz.
  • Made in Germany.
Use & Care


  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.


  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry immediately.
  • Maintain the knife's cutting edge by regularly using a honing steel.
  • Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing, your knife should not need sharpening more than once or twice a year.
  • Sharpen knife at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener, or have it sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our go to knife My husband & I use this knife frequently when preparing meals & it was always in the sink to be washed. So I Bought a second one, & now we both are happy!
    Date published: 2016-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zwilling J.A. Henckel Pro 5 1/4" Prep Knife My favorite kitchen knife was the Chicago Cutlery C-61 because of size, fits right and does the job, well sort of, so, I went on the hunt for a newer professional knife. Power of the internet and found a gazillion knifes to choose. Slicing, bone, paring, chef's knives of every size and shape and finally found this amazing prep knife. I knew as soon as this knife was in my hands this would be my favorite kitchen knife. The size matches the C-1, and no job will be to small or to large that this all around knife won't be able to handle. Have a Zwilling Henckel 12" pro sharpening steel to keep this Gem of a knife razor sharp and properly aligned.
    Date published: 2016-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knife for smaller prep tasks I've been using the larger 6" Zwilling chef knife for over 10 years now, and have been very happy with this brand for the quality and the stain-resistance. I bought this 5.25" knife because the price was good, and because sometimes I find the chef knife a little heavy and overkill for tasks like mincing garlic and chopping an onion. (I have been lazy at times and just used a paring knife, but it really doesn't work too well.) I've been using this 5.25" prep knife for about a month and very happy with it. It has become the knife that I use most often. But if I have a larger cutting task, like cutting a pineapple or a melon, I have to return to the 6" chef knife. So if I could only choose one knife to own, I'd have to pick the 6" chef knife because it can handle more tasks. But I'm very happy to have this 5.25" knife in my kitchen.
    Date published: 2015-07-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Prep Knife Super sharp, size makes it easy to get in small spaces, yet is big enough to cut large potatoes for roasting. I use it more than the utility knife with narrower blade. I'd give it 5 stars but would prefer just a tad wider heftier blade at large end. Still, it's very handy and much better than a paring knife for some jobs. Fits my hand better than the large chef's knife.
    Date published: 2015-03-18
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