Henckels Knife Factory Video Reveals How Blades Are Made

Zwilling J.A. Henckels knives are legendary for sharpness and strength. The German brand, one of the oldest in the world, makes the top-rated knives on Consumer Reports. The knives look so sleek that, when you open a factory-sealed Henckels box, it’s hard to imagine they’ve even been touched by human hands — but, of course, they have been. Popular Science got a look inside the Henckels factory in Germany, and discovered that it takes three weeks to finish a single blade, in a process that incorporates both robots and highly-skilled humans. The Popular Science report includes some great pictures and an in-depth explanation of the process.