Zwilling J.A. Henckels recently gave us the opportunity to stop by the factory in Solingen, Germany to see the production process behind their new Zwilling Pro knife series. The Pro, created by architect and designer Matteo Thun, signals the brand’s move to bring high-design elements into an affordable kitchen accessory. Using lower-grade steel on bodies similar to the knives of the higher-end series, the new knife offers a superior culinary experience with its specialized bolster (the curve where your hand sits). We spoke with Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Joachim K. Droese to learn more about the production process and get a taste of the lasting power of properly-constructed steel tools.