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Bob Kramer 3½" Stainless Damascus Paring Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels®

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Exclusive 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®.
 


AN OBSESSIVE DEDICATION TO EXCELLENCE
Bob Kramer has spent nearly two decades reducing the craft of knife making to its essence, creating his original artisan knives on his own from start to finish. In his studio, he forges the best raw materials with a relentless pursuit of perfection into some of the most beautiful and sought-after cutlery in the culinary world. Professional chefs often wait years to get their hands on one of Bob’s legendary handcrafted creations.

RAZOR-SHARP DAMASCUS BLADE
The blade begins with a core of SG2, a super-premium steel with a fine grain structure that takes and maintains an incredibly sharp edge. The core is clad on each side with 50 alternating layers of nickel and Damascus stainless steel, resulting in an exceptionally strong, 101-layer blade. Features beautiful, deep-etched chevron pattern designed by Bob.

DURABLE LINEN-MICARTA HANDLE
Prized as one of the most durable handle materials available, linen micarta withstands extreme temperatures and resists wear, even after prolonged use. Handle is triple riveted for strength and control, with full tang tapered to Bob’s precise specifications. Each knife features a signature center pin handcrafted by Bob himself.

CUTTING-EDGE ENGINEERING
Blade is cryogenically hardened, rapidly cooled, and then tempered twice to maximize durability and achieve a 63 Rockwell hardness.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
Skilled Japanese artisans hand finish each knife using a traditional honbazuke honing technique. Blades are sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel. The angle of each blade is honed to 15° on each side for scalpel-like sharpness.

DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM COMFORT
Whether you’re working in a professional kitchen night after night or prepping for meals at home, you want a knife that lets you chop, dice and slice with ease. Bob draws on his experience working in commercial kitchens to create ergonomic knives with exceptional balance for hours of comfortable use.

  • Manufacturer: Kramer by Zwilling J.A. Henckels
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Dimensions: 3½" blade
  • Material: Micarta, Damascus steel, nickel
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
BENEFITS:
  • We worked with Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, along with renowned German knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels, for this exclusive cutlery collection
  • Artisan knives designed by Bob and crafted to his exacting specifications
  • Professional chefs often wait years for a Kramer original
  • SG2 super-steel core for razor-sharp, lasting edge
  • 101-layer blade features deep-etched chevron Damascas designed by Bob
  • Ice-hardened to 63 Rockwell
  • Linen micarta handle resists wear, even after prolonged use
  • Full tang tapered to Bob’s precise specifications
  • Triple riveted for strength and control
  • Signature decorative center pin is handcrafted by Bob himself
  • Traditional 3-step hand finishing on each edge
  • 15° angle on each side for scalpel-like sharpness
  • Ergonomic design for hours of comfortable use
  • Handmade in Seki City, Japan, exclusively for Sur La Table
 

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A steal for a Bob Kramer quality knife
For those looking to start out with a good knife set, you don't need to start out with a set of 7-20 knives. The more you use knives, the more you'll find that you gravitate to just a few types of knives. There are 3 that I think a person really needs:

1.) They need a good chef's knife of 8-12 inches in length. Most like an 8 inch knife since they tend to feel the most comfortable to hold. A 6 inch is too short for many things. Many cooks will use a 10 inch. This gives you a longer cutting edge and also reduces the angle you have to bend your wrist, but some find the extra length a little unwieldly. It isn't so unwieldly after you get used to it though. Chef Jacques P�pin (known for cooking with Julia Child) recommends and uses a 12 inch knife. These are harder to find and some equate them to a sword, but after I got accustomed to longer knives I see his affinity for the 12 inch knife.

2.) They need a good paring knife. These normally range from 3.25"" to 4.5"". In some situations a longer one works better and in others a shorter one does. If you have a really sharp one the shorter knife is the better to get. This is probably the knife that people use most unless the chef's knife gets used more.

3.) Lastly, a good serrated knife comes in handy. They are great for cutting vegetables and bread but are more limited in their use than the first two.

My point is this. Instead of buying a cheaper expensive set, start out with 2-3 really good quality knives like this one.

To me, this knife is a steal. It is easily one of the knives you'll use the most in the kitchen. And due to the small size of the blade it is half the price of an expensive chef's knife. This knife has an edge on it that is extremely sharp. If I could go back and pick the first knife I bought to add to my kitchen collection, this would be it.

When I cut up an apple with even a Wusthof or Classic Henckel knife you have to exert a little pressure and sawing. This Damascus blade knife just glides right through them. And when you are cutting a lot of things, that makes a HUGE difference.

Focus on getting really good quality for the knives you use most. You don't need a lot of knives, just a few really good ones. This a really good one that you'll use a lot at a descent price for the amount you'll use it
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