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What exists today as the most exclusive, best performing brand in the kitchen, the company's roots are steeped in 275 years of tradition. The history of the ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS brand begins on June 13, 1731 (under the Gemini star sign). It was on that day that knife-maker Peter Henckels from Solingen registered the "TWIN" symbol as his trademark with the Cutlers´ Guild of Solingen. This symbol, which is now well-known all over the world, is thus one of the oldest trademarks in the world. Today´s name - ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS - was given to the Company by a descendant of Peter Henckels, Johann Abraham Henckels. Today, products by ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS are recognized globally as the symbol for the highest possible quality and function.