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Forged Synergy 2-Piece Asian Knife Set

  • Fully forged high-performance German stainless steel blades
  • Modern, double riveted design with stainless steel backing
  • Includes a 3 in. Paring Knife and a 5 in. Santoku Knife
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Blade Length (in.)
Handle Length (in.)
Product Length (in.)
14 in


Blade Edge
Hollow Ground Edge
Blade Material
Stainless Steel
Cleaning Instructions
Top Rack Dishwasher Safe
Dishwasher Safe
Handle Color
Handle Material
Kitchen Product Type
Knife Set
Knife Construction
Knife Sharpener Compatibility
Electric Knife Sharpeners,Handheld Sharpeners,Honing Steels,Sharpening Stones
Knife Style
Knife Type
Santoku Knives
Number of Pieces
Package Type
Full Tang

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime warranty against defects in material and/or craftsmanship

Product Overview

The Henckels International Forged Synergy 2-piece Asian Knife Set is perfect for performing detailed kitchen tasks with ease. Fabricated from high-quality German stainless steel, the fine-edge blades produces precision cuts. This set features a 3 in. Hollow Edge Kudamono Paring Knife and a 5 in. Hollow Edge Santoku Knife. Both blades have small indentations, aka grantons, which prevent food from sticking while cutting.</p>The forged bolster construction seamlessly transitions from blade to handle for durability and balance. Designed for comfort and style, the ergonomic double-rivet handle features a sleek, stainless steel backing that looks as good as it feels.</p>Henckels International makes essential kitchen tools every home chef needs. From steak knives to spatulas, every product boasts high quality at an exceptional value. Created in 1895 by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, this value-driven brand guarantees the same durability, design and ease of use for which the global company is known. Equip your kitchen with expertise with Henckels International.</p>
  • Set includes 3 in. kudamono paring knife hollow edge and 5 in. santoku knife hollow edge
  • Fabricated from high-quality German stainless steel
  • Forged bolster construction offers durability and a seamless transition from blade to handle
  • Professional, satin-finished blade boasts precision cutting and is finely honed for long-lasting sharpness
  • Modern, double-rivet handle with a stainless steel backing gives comfort in style
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Made in China
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Santoku knife set
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased the Santoku knives to round out my 13-piece set. The block had three empty slots. These knives are my favorite “go to” knives for most tasks. Perfect sizes! And the quality is top notch!
    • Recommended
    A nice pair of smaller Henckels knives useful for paring, cutting, and dicing small items such as...
    A nice pair of smaller Henckels knives useful for paring, cutting, and dicing small items such as fruits and vegetables. They are very sharp, slice through tomatoes without crushing them, and are well balanced, fitting well in my hands. I put these in my Henckels wood block and removed two larger knives that are rarely used. Note that while dishwasher safe, hand washing is recommended.
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    This is my first experience with Asian knives…they are quickly usurping my European-style knives ...
    This is my first experience with Asian knives…they are quickly usurping my European-style knives as kitchen essentials! This set is an excellent introduction and value for hefty-in-your-hand quality and balance. The blades indicate they are “Forged German Stainless Steel” and “Made in China” as part of the JA Henckels International line (see photo for blade details). I now reach for this 5-inch Santoku instead of my 6-in Chef’s knife- it has a much straighter edge but still has knuckle clearance for pinch-grip/cutting-board use and, instead of rotational, it’s used in a chopping motion. Perfect for getting a job done quickly! Great for fish, meat and vegetables especially extra-thin slicing. The super-sharp 3-in Kudamono replaces my old paring knife and is used for cleaning and slicing smaller veggies and fruits. And, although they claim top-rack dishwasher-safe, I’ll opt to handwash. Check out the demo videos at the Home Depot website for great info on use, care, sharpening and other knife skills.
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    1 found this review helpful
    great prep set
    This is such a useful set. The smaller blade is great for peeling, trimming and herb prep. The Santoku is great for all my larger vegetable prep. The thin blade profile gives me thin accurate cuts and slices. The forged blades are very strong and stay sharp for a long time. The handles are super comfortable to hold
      • Recommended
      Great set at a great value for these two much used knives. I love the little Kudamono and use it as I would a small paring knife. It is nice that it has the grantons on the blade like the santoku, so nothing sticks to the blade. German stainless steel and sharp, I love this set.
        • Recommended
        This is a great value. This set allows you to chop, dice and slice with the Santoku along with peeling and handwork with the parer.
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          Popular shapes and lengths
          I've heard these two knives are popular in Asian (hence the name), but no matter who likes using them, they are ideal for prepping vegetables and fruits. The santoku will also cube and slice meats very efficiently. These are really good quality knives at a really good price. The Forged Synergy line is an elegant line of forged medium weight knives. They have gracefully sculpted handles that fit nicely in the palm of the hand, and an integrated bolster that makes them comfortable to grip. The double-riveted handles securely encase the full tang blade. These knives are forged from high quality German stainless steel and manufactured to the highest global standards. That means these knives are sharp and can resharpened again and again giving you years of enjoyment. High quality at a great price. Really good value. Although they are dishwasher safe, I recommend hand washing them. They will retain the ‘just purchased’ look.
            • Recommended
            Great set to have in your kitchen! These knives are great for chopping, dicing, etc. The hollow edge is to resist food sticking to the blade and works very well. I love that this value line is made up of a very sharp blade and comfortable handle at an affordable price.
              • Recommended
              This is a great value priced way to try a forged Asian style knife. Both this santoku and paring knife have hollow air pockets along the fine edge to help prevent food from sticking as you slice. The Santoku has a broad blade that is great for chopping vegetables plus it has a comfortable knuckle clearance. Both are forged for a sturdy feel at the bolster.
                • Recommended
                A great combo of knives that you will likely use both quite a bit! The paring is for those small jobs - peeling and slicing those apples and taking out blemishes. The Santoku can be for all those veggies - and nice to know none will stick to the knife! Perfect set for a value price!
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