A380 Technology Hits the Kitchen
Zwilling J.A. Henckels just debuted its Twin 1731 Series, which uses Cronidur 30 steel--the same steel used in A380 planes. Developed by German company Energietechnik Essen, Cronidur 30 can sustain incredible heat and cold, and it has an excellent resistance to corrosion. The Twin Series knives, in turn, are über sharp (a curious customer or two have been known to take trips to the emergency room) and they retain their edges for a long time.
According to Zwilling's engineers, Cronidur 30 is the best, so that's why they chose it. Simple as that. It doesn't look too shabby, either: the knives' handles are carved from Makassar ebony, the blades are sleek, and they come in rich leather sheaths. Famed Italian architect Matteo Thun was brought on to design the knives' form--and a fine form it is.