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Bob Kramer 10" Stainless Damascus Chef’s Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels®

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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...Read More

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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 chef’s knife is the perfect kitchen workhorse, ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing meat and vegetables. Wide blade makes it easy to transfer ingredients from cutting board to bowl or pot. Hand wash. 10" blade. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, exclusively for Sur La Table.

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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: 10" 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 great knife with one weakness
I love ALMOST everything about this knife. It is super sharp. The extra length comes in very handy. The handle is very ergonomic. It has just one flaw. The blade is a little too wide for my liking.

I like a wide knife blade on my chef knives. It makes them great for scooping up and transferring chopped items with the knife using the spine. However, on some items I like to spread my thumb and pointing finger over the knife to hold the item I'm cutting down as I cut it. For me, that helps when I'm cutting something like onions and I don't want the slice of onion to slide up as I raise the knife blade.

This knife's blade is just so wide that when I try to do that the spine of the blade hits my hand before the blade is fully out of the onion. The 8 inch one is wide too, but the blade is narrow enough that it won't hit my hand like the 10 inch one does.

If the blade was just a little less wide this knife would be spectacular to use
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March 7, 2013
Stunning to see and more impressive to use
This knife is a work of art! It is visually stunning. I love the ergonomic Micarta handle. The Damascus steel pattern is beautiful.
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October 13, 2013
Not a knife for everyone - unless they LOVE cooking!!!
This is the most phenomenal knife I've ever owned . . . . I hide it once I am done with it so an "untrained" chef won't ruin it. The 10" blade is great, but I think I am going to follow up with the 8" as it is not easily handled by smaller people (just too long). Love the knife/set - if you want to have a great kitchen tool AND impress anyone who see's it, this is your knife!
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October 25, 2014
Damascus knife
Sweet knife! This is the best knife I owne bar none, The craftsmanship is excellent, and it cuts through everything with the greatest of ease. My new favorite tool in the kitchen.
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November 23, 2014
 

Questions & Answers

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Sur La Table Store
I love this knife.
Luisana F on Jun 25, 2015
Bob Kramer. Enough said.
Phillip C on Sep 15, 2014
Quality
Colin C on Apr 4, 2015
Does Sur la Table use electric machines or hand on stone to sharpen knives for customers?
Jackke on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: Sur La Table uses Chef'sChoice sharpeners to sharpen customers' knives.
Reply · Report · AmandaSltCsStaff on Jun 9, 2014
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how do I sharpen this knife?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2015
Best Answer: For a quality knife like that you really need proper sharpening stones. A hone won't do the trick if its blunt. If you have stones, Bob Kramer does tutorials that are on You Tube, just search for Bob Kramer Sharpening technique or something like that. If you really wanted to do the Kramer thing, get his stone kit, which comes with the tutorial dvd.

I don't work for Kramer or anyone related to his products or Sur la Table, I just own a couple of his knives and a sharpening kit and wouldn't look back.

Happy sharpening.
Reply · Report · TRISTAN L on Jul 1, 2015
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Is this a double sided or single sided knife? Also what Chef's Choice sharper would you recommend for this knife?
John K on Dec 26, 2014
Best Answer: It is German engineered with Japanese craftsmanship, but by description sounding to be a western-styled knife. As it states under the Features tab below Traditional Craftsmanship: "The angle of EACH blade is honed to 15° on EACH side" strongly suggests a double edged blade, though higher refined considering typical western knives are traditionally constructed at 20° double edges.

If you're seeking something closer to a single edge blade at this superior craftsmanship, the Miyabi 5000MCD Birchwood Chef’s Knives might be more what you're looking for, single edged to an optimal 9½° to 12° angle on both sides. The angular difference will make an acute difference in fineness in definitive finishing accurate slicing such as with sushi & sashimi, where as a double edged knife performs by splitting separation.
Miyabi Birchwood Chef’s Knives
Miyabi Birchwood Chef’s Knives
Reply · Report · MD L on Feb 26, 2015
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I was looking at the bob kramer knives and i was wondering if zwilling has a free sharpening service for these knives
A shopper on Jan 10, 2013
Best Answer: Although Zwilling does not offer free knife sharpening, Sur La Table stores will sharpen your knives for $1 per inch
Reply · Report · AmandaSltCsStaff on Jan 14, 2013
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Are there any cutting tasks that this steel is not appropriate for? Like some steels that should be used for soft vegetables but not for the more tough skinned ones, because they might chip.
A shopper on Dec 14, 2014
Best Answer: A "chef's" knife, or more properly a French knife, is an all purpose knife. I use mine for all sorts of things in my daily cooking responsibilities, from cutting all types of vegetables to breaking down primal cuts of meat to skinning and portioning fish (though I do use a scimitar or flexible boning knife for filleting). My only advice, if you purchase this kramer knife, is to not put TOO fine an edge on it. Generally speaking the harder the steel your knife is made of the more brittle it becomes when you sharpen it to too fine an edge on your sharpening stone.
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