Product Comparison: Zwilling Pure vs Zwilling Pro (38401-161-0)

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General Specifications
Pro (38401-161-0)
About the Product
The chef's knife from the ZWILLING Pure series is a versatile all-purpose knife to complement any kitchen. Enthusiastic cooks and professional chefs alike put their trust in the proven quality of SIGMAFORGE knife blades. The strong, slightly curved blade is ideal for cutting meat, fish and vegetables and is equally good for chopping herbs.
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.
Key Specs
Chopping, Mincing, Dicing, Slicing
Chopping, Mincing, Slicing, Dicing
Blade Material
Friodur ice-hardened steel
Friodur ice-hardened steel
Blade Length
8 in
6.3 in
Full tang
Full tang
Protective finger bolster
Mirror polished, finger protective
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Zwilling Pure Chef's knife, 20cm
  • This is the best chef's knife I have ever used. I found it in the kitchen of a house where I was a guest.
  • Great knife and sharp!! Be careful...I cut myself in the first 60 seconds of use...just not used to a knife this sharp!!
  • It's nicely balanced, sharp, very sharp. I've had it for a couple of weeks, and I am very happy I got it.
  • Stays sharp and hones with a steel very well. It's now my primary go-to knife in the kitchen.
  • Few things in this world feels as good as using an extremely sharp knife, cutting meat and vegetables a like is so smooth, easy, and feels good.
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.
Size & Weight
0.5 in
1.97 in
7.37 oz
7.83 oz
13 in
11.02 in
2 in
1.97 in
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Zwilling Pure Chef's knife, 20cm
  • The weight of this knife is perfect for many jobs in the kitchen. Good purchase!
  • My mom had a Zwilling knife and it was a wish of mine for a long time. This knife is the perfect size for daily kitchen tasks and the price is unbeatable.
  • The handle is very comfortable and the weight and balance make it easy to use.
  • It has some weight to it, but doesn't feel heavy. I haven't found it fatiguing while using during marathon chopping sessions.
  • It has a nice weight to in, so I don't need to use that much force to slice soft things like tomatoes.
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.
Block Included
Number Of Pieces
Handle Type
One-piece precision Forging
Triple riveted
Handle Material
Hard plastic
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash
Dishwasher Safe
The two-level V-edge-grinding, Corrosion-resistant
V-edge, Plain edge, Corrosion-resistant, Lifetime Warranty
What customers say about "Features"
Zwilling Pure Chef's knife, 20cm
  • The handle fits my hand perfectly. And the edge is unbelievably sharp.
  • Handle is a plastic, easy and pleasant to hold. They don't get slippery when wet or greasy.
  • The handle is durable, safe in the hand and easy to keep clean. Recommended!
  • The handle is a plastic which makes it easy to hold and use even when your hands are wet.
  • I was worried about the plastic handle but that has turned out to be an advantage over my previous wood handled knives.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
159.99 $
69.99 $

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