Zwilling J.A. Henckels is a world-famous knife manufacturer based in Solingen, Germany. It is also popular in Japan.
It produces most of the knives sold in the Japanese market in Seki City, Japan.
The reason why German knives are not sold well in Japan is because there are so many wonderful knives in Japan that German knives did not sell well.
As a result, it began to produce in Japan and eventually established its own factory in Seki City, which is famous for its cutlery production.
However, even though Japanese knife technology is excellent, Japanese kitchen knife production, which depends on craftsmen’s skills, is not superior to Germany knives in every aspect.
Germany knives are better at the latest materials, quality control and mechanization.
As a result of combining the strengths of both Japan and Germany, Zwilling J.A. Henckels’s Japanese-made kitchen knives are now sold around the world.
The requirements for kitchen knives differ between Japan and the West. The MIYABI series is highly popular worldwide as a high-quality Japanese style kitchen knife made for outside Japan.
Miyabi knives may be the best choice if you’re not authentic Japanese food (Washoku) chefs (Henkels also sells authentic knives for Washoku chefs).