Bob Kramer Bob Kramer Essential Collection 7" Santoku

Whether julienning carrots, mincing onions, or handling tasks that are too large for a paring knife but too delicate for a chef’s knife, this perfectly balanced, razor-sharp and versatile santoku breezes through work like an extension of yo...ur own hand. Designed by Bob Kramer, an ABS-certified Master Bladesmith, the Essential Collection features the quality, beauty and faultless performance characteristic of Kramer knives—all in a package that’s easily accessible to home cooks. Influenced by traditional European designs, each knife in the Essential Collection has been optimized for kitchen use thanks to a wide blade for increased knuckle clearance, a rounded spine for comfort while using a pinch grip, and an ergonomic triple-riveted handle for secure, easy cutting. Revolutionary FC61 steel holds a screaming-sharp edge and is incredibly durable, while the brushed polymer handle, polished bolster and full-tang construction result in a perfectly balanced knife that’s a joy to use. Each Essential Collection knife draws on the enormous wealth of knife-making knowledge of Seki City, Japan, and undergoes a rigorous 100-step, 42-day manufacturing process during which it passes through the hands of 45 expert artisans. As a finishing touch, each knife receives a central mosaic pin handcrafted in Bob Kramer’s personal studio. Built to withstand the pressures of everyday use in busy kitchens, this is one knife that will be with you for years to come. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Material: High-carbon stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 7" Warranty: Lifetime warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, the first Master Bladesmith to specialize in kitchen cutlery, the Essential Collection offers our best value ever on a line of Kramer knives Constructed from revolutionary FC61 steel, which features fine-carbide distribution and 61 Rockwell hardness for a razor-sharp, easy-to-maintain edge Fine-carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and increased durability Blade is extra-wide, so your knuckles don’t impact the cutting board, and features a rounded spine for comfortable pinch gripping Brushed polymer handles are hand-ground and feature a complex curvature that mirrors the palm for a secure, supremely comfortable grip read more

Miyabi
$279.95 $350.00
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Authentically Japanese in design, each knife features 101 layers of steel—50 layers clad on each side of the Cryodur-hardened SG2 ...microcarbide steel core—forming a delicate Damascus pattern with a Rockwell hardness of 63. Each blade in our Birchwood collection is hand-honed using a traditional three-step honbazuke process. It’s sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel. The genuine hamon edge—a visible line where flexible outer layers and incredibly hard core layer meet—is reminiscent of legendary Japanese swords. A hamon edge is a sign of superior craftsmanship. The D-shape of the natural Masur birch handle creates a comfortable grip and ensures tireless cutting, even with frequent use. Handle features an intricate mosaic center pin, red detailing, and engraved endcap. This elegant, efficient santoku knife works well with a forward and backward stroke or straight-down chop. The name translates roughly as “three uses”—it’s for slicing fish, cutting meat, and chopping vegetables. 7”"blade. Hand wash. Sharpen with Miyabi sharpening stones. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Catalog, website and select stores. . read more

Bob Kramer
$299.95 $380.00
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This Asian-style knife features a broad blade and especially sharp cutting edge. The word santoku loosely translates as three virt...ues, a reference to the three cutting tasks the knife performs well: slicing, dicing and mincing. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Care: Hand wash; please do not clean with bleach or chlorine Dimensions: 7" Material: High-carbon steel, African blackwood and brass Warranty: Lifetime warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Bob Kramer is one of the few Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery Professional chefs wait years for a Kramer original We worked with the master himself and renowned knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels for this exquisite line of carbon steel knives made by artisans in Seki City, the Japanese knife-making capital since the 13th century Made using a carbon-steel formulation called 52100 for remarkable strength and unmatched edge retention Carbon steel is the first metal formulated to hold the razor-sharp, consistent edge required by modern chefs Heat-treated to a hardness of 61 Rockwell, so it comes sharp, stays sharp and is easy to maintain Blade is sharpened to 15° on each side of the 50/50 edge with the traditional three-step hand-honed edge Features a brass bolster for support Comfortable African blackwood handle mirrors the shape of your palm The full tang of the blade is tapered to Bob’s precise specifications Triple-riveted for strength and control Signature brass decorative center pin is handcrafted by Bob himself The blade will develop the beautiful blue-gray patina prized by professional chefs. This knife is easy to care for—just keep it clean and dry for a lifetime of unparalleled performance. Shop all Bob Kramer Carbon Steel » Read The New York Times article here. Food writer Josh Ozersky is also a pretty big fan of the Bob Kramer Carbon Steel collection. read more

Bob Kramer
$399.95 $500.00
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Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of the only Master Bladesmiths in the world... specializing in kitchen cutlery. Cook’s Illustrated once wrote: “The Kramer knife outperformed every knife we’ve ever rated.” Put simply, Kramer is King of the Kitchen Knife. Saveur dubbed Bob “The Master of the Blade.” For this exclusive collection, Sur La Table worked with the master himself—along with renowned German knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels—to create an exquisite line of artisan knives designed by Bob and crafted to his exacting specifications. An Asian-style chef’s knife, the santoku is ideal for slicing fish, cutting meat, chopping vegetables, and much more. Hand wash. 7" blade. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, exclusively for Sur La Table. read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$450.00 $585.00
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This santoku knife is designed to slice, cut and chop meats, fruits, vegetables and fish. The precision-forged, single-piece blade... is constructed of high-performance Cronidur 30 steel, a stainless steel prized for its performance in aviation and space design. Produced in limited quantities, this knife comes with a pouch of soft-grained leather. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Includes: Knife and leather pouch Material: Cronidur 30 steel, Makassar ebony wood Care: Hand wash Dimensions: 7" blade Warranty: Limited lifetime Made in Germany FEATURES: Blades are precision-forged from a single piece of Cronidur 30 steel Design incorporates renowned architect Matteo Thun’s innovative and minimalist style Unique blade geometry has safer, more precise handling Half-bolsters allow full-edge sharpening Full tangs extend through untreated Makassar ebony handles read more

Kyocera Cutlery

Kyocera blends innovative technology with traditional Japanese beauty in their premium line of ceramic cutlery, Kyotop. This elega...nt, efficient collection features a pattern on the blade that represents karesansui, an artistic Japanese stone garden design. Kyocera’s world–famous ceramic knife blades are crafted of exceptionally strong, yet lightweight zirconium oxide. Ground to microscopic precision and polished to perfection, these knives keep razor–sharp edges 10 times longer than other professional blades—even high–carbon steel. The Kyotop Hot–Isostatic Pressed (HIP) premium ceramic blades are fired a second time in a sealed vacuum at a higher temperature to create the most durable cutting edge. Germ–resistant blades are impervious to acid, oil, and salt, so they won’t rust or brown foods. Perfectly balanced knives with ergonomic handles offer precise control and reduce fatigue from repetitive cutting tasks. This santoku knife works well with a forward and backward stroke or straight–down chop. It’s ideal for slicing boneless meat and fish or chopping vegetables. 5½" blade. Hand wash. 5–year warranty. Made in Japan. Web exclusive: This product only available online. read more

Bob Kramer
$199.95 $250.00
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Whether julienning carrots, mincing onions, or handling tasks that are too large for a paring knife but too delicate for a chef’s ...knife, this perfectly balanced, razor-sharp and versatile santoku breezes through work like an extension of your own hand. Designed by Bob Kramer, an ABS-certified Master Bladesmith, the Essential Collection features the quality, beauty and faultless performance characteristic of Kramer knives—all in a package that’s easily accessible to home cooks. Influenced by traditional European designs, each knife in the Essential Collection has been optimized for kitchen use thanks to a wide blade for increased knuckle clearance, a rounded spine for comfort while using a pinch grip, and an ergonomic triple-riveted handle for secure, easy cutting. Revolutionary FC61 steel holds a screaming-sharp edge and is incredibly durable, while the brushed polymer handle, polished bolster and full-tang construction result in a perfectly balanced knife that’s a joy to use. Each Essential Collection knife draws on the enormous wealth of knife-making knowledge of Seki City, Japan, and undergoes a rigorous 100-step, 42-day manufacturing process during which it passes through the hands of 45 expert artisans. As a finishing touch, each knife receives a central mosaic pin handcrafted in Bob Kramer’s personal studio. Built to withstand the pressures of everyday use in busy kitchens, this is one knife that will be with you for years to come. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Material: High-carbon stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 7" Warranty: Lifetime warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, the first Master Bladesmith to specialize in kitchen cutlery, the Essential Collection offers our best value ever on a line of Kramer knives Constructed from revolutionary FC61 steel, which features fine-carbide distribution and 61 Rockwell hardness for a razor-sharp, easy-to-maintain edge Fine-carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and increased durability Blade is extra-wide, so your knuckles don’t impact the cutting board, and features a rounded spine for comfortable pinch gripping Brushed polymer handles are hand-ground and feature a complex curvature that mirrors the palm for a secure, supremely comfortable grip read more

Wusthof

The engineers at Wüsthof went back to the cutting board and spent two years designing a new collection from scratch just for us. T...he result: The most innovative and technically advanced Western knives we’ve ever offered. Care: Hand wash Dimensions: 3½" Material: Stainless steel and wood fiber Warranty: Lifetime warranty Made in Solingen, Germany FEATURES ALL-NEW DESIGN FROM BLADE TO BOLSTER TO HANDLE Extra knuckle clearance. Perfect balance. From USA-made Epicurean handle to wide, ceramic-coated blade, it’s by design that an Epicure knife feels like it belongs in your hand. REVOLUTIONARY CERAMIC-COATED BLADE Each blade has been treated with a revolutionary invisible ceramic coating to make cleanup easy, prevent food from sticking and protect against damage over time. NEWLY REDESIGNED WIDER BLADES ARE MORE USER-FRIENDLY Engineer Bjorn Berger designed the wider blade shapes with a slight curve to enhance stability, comfort, and knuckle clearance. ULTRA-HYGIENIC AND ERGONOMIC EPICUREAN HANDLE The Epicurean recycled-wood-fiber handles are made in the USA of the same silky smooth, ultra-durable material used to make professional cutting boards. NEW FORGED BOLSTER FOR INCREASED STABILITY To create a knife of unmatched strength and stability, the experts at Wüsthof used almost 200 years of experience to rethink traditional bolster design. You’ll feel the results every time you use this knife. DOUBLE-RIVETED FULL-TANG HANDLE The sturdy two-rivet handles are made of epicurean, a unique wood-fiber composite used in commercial kitchens that’s ultra-durable and hygienic. MULTIPURPOSE WORKHORSE Santoku means “Three Virtues” in Japanese, and this knife gets its name for the three strengths it demonstrates in the kitchen: Cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish. read more

Miyabi
$149.95 $190.00
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The Miyabi Kaizen collection combines advanced ice-hardening techniques with the artistry of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. T...he knives are carefully crafted with a vg10 “super steel” core that is surrounded by a graceful Damascus pattern that exposes the meticulously forged 65-layer steel construction. Blades go through a Cryodur four-step ice-hardening process for superior strength, flexibility and corrosion resistance. The edges are then hand-finished by master craftsmen using a traditional three-step honbazuke blade-honing technique for a lasting edge. The resulting blades are optimally sharpened to precise angles for outstanding edge retention. Ultra-durable black micarta handles feature mosaic pins, eye-catching red accents and logo end caps. Made in Japan. read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
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Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese, and this knife gets its name for the three strengths it demonstrates in the kitchen: cu...tting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish. Many cooks reach for their santoku at least as often as their chef’s knife. This santoku’s slightly curved blade enables you to employ a rocking motion while cutting. A thinner blade makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European–style knives. Plus, oval indentions on the sides of blade reduce friction, ensuring clean, uniform cuts with minimal sticking. Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife’s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun’s VG-MAX steel core—known for its incredible edge retention—is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel, which allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that’s sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 7" blade. Hand wash only. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

Wusthof
$129.95 $165.00
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From Wüsthof, renowned cutlery makers since 1814, comes the Wüsthof Grand Prix II line. Each knife is precision forged from a sing...le piece of specially tempered high– carbon stainless steel for superior strength and laser cut for a precise edge. It takes 40 major manufacturing steps–from forging and tempering to grinding and polishing–to create the legendary performance Wüsthof knives are famous for. No cook should be without a chef's knife, the most essential of all kitchen cutlery. This manual food processor makes it easy to chop, dice, slice, and mince large quantities of meat and vegetables. The hollow edge creates pockets of air that prevent food from sticking to blade. 8" blade. Hand wash. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Solingen, Germany. Web exclusive: This product only available online. Features PRECISION EDGE TECHOLOGY (PEtec) Using Wüsthof's proprietary PEtec, each blade is measured and laser cut at the optimal angle, ensuring unparalleled sharpness and extraordinary edge retention. Plus, this state– of– the– art method delivers consistently high and uniform quality. EASY TO MAINTAIN Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of high– carbon stainless steel that resists stains and corrosion and features an easily restorable edge. USER– FRIENDLY HANDLE Full– tang handle offers excellent ergonomics and perfect balance for effortless cutting. Plus, the durable synthetic handle is seamlessly fitted to ensure the best hygiene. SYMBOL OF QUALITY Quality control experts examine each piece of cutlery for even the slightest defect and all blades are tested to ensure optimal sharpness. Only flawless knives receive the Wüsthof trident logo–a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality. IDEAL FOR EVERYDAY FOOD PREP No cook should be without a chef's knife, the most essential of all kitchen cutlery. This manual food processor makes it easy to chop, dice, slice, and mince large quantities of meat and vegetables. The hollow edge creates pockets of air that prevent food from sticking to blade. read more

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