J.A. Henckels of Solingen, Germany, began making knives in 1731. Today, the trademark twins are recognized around the world as a symbol for fine cutlery. J.A. Henckels knives have always been at the forefront of quality and innovation in the manufacturing and marketing of cutlery. All of the J.A. Henckels lines (Professional S Series, Four Star Series, Four Star II Series, and Perfection Series) have a one piece precision forging, improved steel structure, lasting sharpness, and are Friodur ice Hardened.