Disclaimer: It only cost me C$5 at a thrift store so I'm not out much if I did.
I visited a thrift store and found two German-made Henckels knives (there were also 2 Internationals) in the display case. On quick examination, one had a damaged blade but the other, a 10"/260mm slicing knife, was in very nice shape so I took it.
Didn't think much about the purchase (am travelling so have not had the chance to use/sharpen it yet) but I went to another thrift store yesterday and came across what I thought was a Henckels bread knife until I noticed some inconsistencies (labelling on the wrong side of the blade, and pitting and poor quality of the "steel" evident on the serrations).
That got me wondering if the carving knife is genuine or not.
The blade is labelled "J.A. Henckels Zwillingwerk AG, Solingen Germany" on one side of the logo (black twin icon) and "No stain - friodur 31060-260mm (10")" on the other. I cannot find the model number
It feels right but there is an imperfection on the tang so there's a gap between the wooden handle and the metal.