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Henckels Knife Factory Video Reveals How Blades Are Made

First Posted: 09/29/11 05:17 PM ET Updated: 10/06/11 07:01 PM ET

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. It concludes with an interesting video summing up the Henckels factory, which we've included below.



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