This post will be about vintage Henckel's and history and a couple of unique items.
1731: Peter Henckels registers the TWIN trademark with Solingens Cutler’s Guild.
1818: Johann Abraham Henckels opens the Company’s first branch office in Berlin.
1851: The Company exhibits its products at the World exhibition in London where it achieves international recognition and is awarded a medal.
1883: A sales office is set up in New York, followed a few years later by Cologne, Vienna, Hamburg, Dresden, Munich and Paris.
1893: World Exhibition in Chicago. The only medal awarded goes to ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS.
1905: Recognition of another kind: The African explorer Leo Frobenius christens a range of mountains in the then Congo "Zwilling" and another one "Henckels-Berge".
1915: Four first prizes at the World Exhibition in San Francisco.
1938: The company opens a new chapter with the launch of its multi-purpose scissors, setting new standards in design and quality.
1939: Invention of FRIODUR® - a special ice-hardened no-stain steel. This process is patented by J.A. HENCKELS and subsequently all products using this special method are hallmarked accordingly.
1971: A new concept gives fresh stimulus to the market - J.A. HENCKELS knife sets ensure that the right knife is available for every purpose.
1976: International launch of the **** FOUR STAR knife range, meeting the highest quality standards, developed in collaboration with a number of well known German professional chefs.
1981: The Company celebrates its 250th anniversary