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Bob Kramer
$299.95 $375.00
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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. Put simply, Kramer is King of the Kitchen Knife. As such, Bob Kramer has seen the knife from every angle—as a chef, a professional knife sharpener, and a Master Bladesmith. Although he is most widely recognized for his blades, Bob is also an expert on sharpening. In that spirit, he has collaborated with ZWILLING to create the Kramer by Zwilling sharpening collection. This assortment offers a sharpening and polishing option to fit every skill level, along with accessories to help maintain these critical tools for years to come. In order to maximize the performance of any knife, it is very important that the edge be properly cared for. Retooling your knives’ edges by hand may seem daunting to a beginner, but with Kramer’s help many describe the experience as relaxing and gratifying. Keeping your blades sharp not only makes the cook’s most important tool easier to use, sharpening makes knives safer. This premium collection is designed to meet Bob Kramer’s rigorous expectations for quality. Each piece in the collection plays an important role in ensuring the life of your blades: • Sharpening Stone #400 grit for repairing or changing the edge • Sharpening Stone #1000 grit for fine sharpening • Sharpening Stone #5000 grit for extra fine finishing and polishing • Adjustable Bamboo Whetstone Sink Bridge creates a sturdy workstation for sharpening • Cleaning Stone to polish the water stones to return them to like-new condition • Instructional DVD is the definitive guide on how to sharpen from Kramer himself, only available as part of the set Set is not for use on ceramic knives. Made in Japan. read more

Bob Kramer
$349.95 $440.00
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This serrated bread knife is ideal for anything that’s soft inside with an outside crust, skin or rind like breads, tomatoes and c...itrus fruits. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Care: Hand wash; please do not clean with bleach or chlorine Dimensions: 9" 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 Now home chefs can experience the unrivaled performance of a Kramer original 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 Over time the blade will develop the beautiful blue-gray patina prized by professional chefs as the signature of a favorite knife. This heirloom-quality 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
$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. The bread knife features a serrated edge that slices even the toughest-crusted loaves with ease. Perfect for everything from bagels to baguettes. Hand wash. 10" blade. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, exclusively for Sur La Table. 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

Bob Kramer
$929.95 $1,200.00
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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. These elegant knives glide through your steak, leaving moisture where it belongs and enhancing every bite. With a premium core of SG2 Super Steel, the 101-layer deep-etched Chevron Damascus steel is ice-hardened to 63 Rockwell for unmatched strength. The ultra-durable linen-micarta handles feature one-of-a-kind mosaic pins made by Bob Kramer himself. Perfect for entertaining or everyday use, this set of four steak knives is packaged in a handsome wooden presentation case. 4½" blades. Limited lifetime warranty. Set of four. Hand wash. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan. read more

Bob Kramer
$199.95 $250.00
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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. The paring knife is ideal for peeling, dicing, and small tasks like de-veining shrimp, removing seeds from peppers, creating decorative garnishes, and much more. Hand wash. 3½" blade. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, exclusively for Sur La Table®. read more

Bob Kramer
$199.95 $250.00
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Whether slicing a light, airy ciabatta, a dense, snappy sourdough or a crusty French baguette, this perfectly balanced and razor-s...harp serrated bread knife breezes through work like an extension of your own hand. Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, 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: 10" blade 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

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

Bob Kramer
$149.95 $190.00
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The paring knife is small, with a plain-edge blade ideal for peeling and other small or intricate work, like de-veining shrimp, re...moving the seeds from peppers and cutting small garnishes. Designed to be an all-purpose knife, similar to a che’'s knife, just smaller and easier to control. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Care: Hand wash; please do not clean with bleach or chlorine Dimensions: 3½" 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 as the signature of a favorite knife. This heirloom-quality 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
$149.95 $190.00
at Sur La Table

Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of the few Master Bladesmiths in the world ...specializing in kitchen cutlery. Cook’s Illustrated once wrote: “The Kramer knife outperformed every knife we’ve ever rated.” Designed specifically for storing carbon knives, this gorgeous knife block holds up to nine knifes and your honing steel. The hand-finished European ash features a walnut-colored finish that looks elegant in any kitchen. Web only. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Material: European ash with walnut-colored finish Dimensions: Width of slots, from top to bottom: 1¼", 1½", 1¾", 2", 2½", 2¾", 3", 3¾". Each slot is 13" deep. Care: Hand wash Capacity: Nine knives and honing steel Made in China read more

Bob Kramer
$129.95 $175.00
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Whether mincing shallots, peeling lemon zest or creating decorative garnishes, this deft, razor-sharp and versatile paring knife b...reezes through work like an extension of your own hand. Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, 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, 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: 4" blade 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

Bob Kramer
$99.95 $125.00
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Designed to hold and protect heirloom-quality blades, this handsome walnut block keeps your knives within easy reach. Manufacturer... Zwilling J.A. Henckels: Material: Walnut Care: Hand wipe Warranty: Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty Made in China FEATURES Designed to store Bob Kramer Stainless Damascus knives Can hold seven knives, six steak knives and a honing steel read more

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