Product Comparison: Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0) vs Zwilling Pro S (31021-201-8)

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General Specifications
Pro (38401-161-0)
Pro S (31021-201-8)
About the Product
The traditional Zwilling pro chef's knife is a kitchen implement you will simply not want to be without in the kitchen. It is perfect for cleaning or cutting vegetables. It is also perfect for cutting meat.
The Zwilling Professional S Cooking Knife 200 mm is a sturdy, heavy knife with a wide, durable blade and a smooth cutting edge. Universal knife for professionals and amateurs. Suitable for slicing vegetables, as well as chopping greens.
Key Specs
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Blade Material
Friodur ice-hardened steel
Friodur ice-hardened steel
Blade Length
6.3 in
8 in
Full tang
Full tang
Mirror polished, finger protective
Mirror polished, finger protective
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0) Chef's Knife, Steel, Silver/Black
  • Quality materials and craftsmanship, sharp as a razor, good ergonomics.
  • Blade shape makes this knife ideal for every kitchen job except paring, and the 6 inch length means you never have to go camping, fishing, or on vacation without a good kitchen knife.
  • Very sharp and handy. Good length and curve. Elegant look.
  • The lack of a full bolster makes it easy to sharpen the full length.
  • The curved transition to the blade might make storage in some blocks a bit unsightly.
Zwilling Pro S (31021-201-8) Knife block
  • These knives are simply outstanding. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Great product!
  • This chef's knife at 8 inches is the perfect length for herbs, onions, potatoes and makes cooking fun when things cut easily.
  • The knife is awesome. Somewhat large and very sturdy. Makes smooth, confident cuts with the very sharp blade.
  • This weighty blade is perfect for dicing vegetables as well as preparing various meats. I'd highly recommend it.
  • Maybe Henckels intention is have the material being sliced slide easier from the tip but it creates unneeded maintenance problems.
Size & Weight
1.97 in
1.5 in
7.83 oz
9.8 oz
11.02 in
16.5 in
1.97 in
2.8 in
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0) Chef's Knife, Steel, Silver/Black
  • The size, balance and sharpness makes this new addition to our kitchen tools a favorite when preparing meals. Also loved the price!
  • It is the smaller blade size, combined with the wider blade width, that makes this a winner among analogues.
  • Great knife! Wonderful weight and fantastically sharp edge! I use it on everything!
  • It has a little more weight to it than what I was used to but it feels very nice and balanced.
  • The weight and heft of the knife feels very bad, it's too heavy for me.
Zwilling Pro S (31021-201-8) Knife block
  • Nice weight and length and really holds an edge.
  • The blade height, the handle length and the overall heft contribute to a really secure feeling.
  • It is well balanced and makes your hand and blade seem to move as one..working together.
  • The first knife anyone should start with. Perfect size and balance.
  • The blade is heavy and maintains an edge badly, though I recommend getting an electronic sharpener to keep it perfectly honed.
Block Included
Number Of Pieces
Handle Type
Triple riveted
Triple riveted
Handle Material
Hard plastic
Hard plastic
Cleaning and Care
Dishwasher Safe
Hand wash
V-edge, Plain edge, Corrosion-resistant, Lifetime Warranty
Lifetime Warranty, Corrosion-resistant, Plain edge, Include 31020-101 - 4 / 100mm Paring Knife
What customers say about "Features"
Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0) Chef's Knife, Steel, Silver/Black
  • The handle is much better, the knife is heavier, and the way the handle material goes to the blade allows to use it "pinch" style, pretty handy.
  • The handle is hefty and comfortable making it wonderful for prolonged use.
  • I still like this knife because the design and comfortable handle.
  • It is incredibly easy to clean and dry, thanks to the smooth transition.
  • I'm disappointed with this knife as it has so many scratches on its handle like second hand.
Zwilling Pro S (31021-201-8) Knife block
  • This knife, right from the get-go, is a lot heavier than the last knife, with most of the weight on the handle, and the tip of the knife feels very light, in comparison.
  • I find the knife very easy to handle and comfortable. Cuts amazingly well and hones very easily.
  • The handle fits my hand perfectly and is comfortable to use, it cleans in a snap, and it can cut through anything - no more slamming the spaghetti squash down on the table with a hatchet.
  • The edge is wicked sharp and easily maintained with regular use of a honing steel. Full tang, with a riveted handle.
  • Wonderfully balanced, easy to clean, and, with the right tools, easy to keep sharp.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
69.99 $
204.95 $

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