Bob Kramer Limited-Edition Damascus Chef’s Knife with Presentation Box
Painstakingly hand-forged from a single piece of the purest Damascus carbon steel, each one of these 170 limited-edition knives represents Bob Kramer’s tireless commitment to making the best kitchen cutlery in the world. Professional chefs wait years for a custom Damascus knife from Kramer, one of the few certified Master Bladesmiths specializing in kitchen cutlery.
Each one-of-a-kind chef’s knife is stamped with its unique production number and represents the absolute pinnacle of knife making. More than simply a stunning gift, this knife is sure to become a cherished heirloom.
- Manufacturer: Bob Kramer by Zwilling J.A. Henckels
- Material: Carbon steel (Damascus), Karelian birch
- Care: Hand wash and dry immediately after use
- Use: Carbon steel Damascus blades require proper care. Acidic foods left on the blade will cause the formation of dark gray or black spots. To avoid this, wash and dry the blade immediately after use. Damascus steel is not rustproof—dry completely before storing. Oiling regularly with a food-safe oil such as camellia oil will help prevent corrosion
- Dimensions: 8" blade
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty
- Made in Germany
- Each Damascus-steel blade is forged and hammered by hand from a fire-welded, 160-layer carbon steel block, ensuring incredible strength and durability. The characteristic “watered” pattern of Damascus steel varies from blade to blade and ensures that each is unique
- Tempered to 61 Rockwell hardness, blades take and maintain a blisteringly sharp edge
- Each handle is hand carved from a single block of Karelian birch, a gorgeous wood prized in knife making for its beauty and durability
- Fully forged bolster helps balance the blade and forms a seamless transition from blade to handle
- Each ergonomic handle is hand-matched to the blade by Bob Kramer and features a sturdy triple rivet design with Kramer’s signature center pin
- Because each knife is handcrafted, no two are exactly alike. Each heirloom-quality blade is a unique work of art that will last a lifetime
- Comes with an attractive wood presentation box selected by Kramer to highlight the artistry of each knife (while supplies last)
Since then, Zwilling J.A. Henckels has been committed to manufacturing knives of the highest quality. With a long list of firsts—including the first stainless-steel blade, first multi-purpose kitchen shears and first santoku on the American market—Zwilling J.A. Henckels continues to be a true innovator in the world of cutlery.
In 2011, Zwilling J.A. Henckels formed a partnership with Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer and Sur La Table. The King of the Kitchen Knife, Kramer has been pursuing perfection and forging some of the most sought-after cutlery for almost 20 years. Now home chefs can enjoy the amazing performance of a Kramer custom original at just a fraction of the cost.
Mr. Kramer takes his craft very seriously. Read about how he came up with his own signature knife pin:
Many moons ago when I decided to put a mosaic pin on my knives I wanted something symbolic and powerful. The two basic elements of the pin are the concepts of ‘three’ and circles. The number three is regarded as a magic number in many cultures and, strangely enough, it also plays a big role in my heat treatment. Three shows up as the nuclear family (mother, father, baby), the tripod (the simplest stable platform), and for me the body, mind and spirit connection.
The circle is also a powerful symbol representing the sun, the birth-life-death cycle, the moon, and of course the wheel. In the early 1900s, Nicholas Roerich, an artist and humanitarian, decided to use this symbol as a flag for peace and culture.
I like the idea that the knives I make are used daily to make food for people, nourishment for friends and family, to establish connection. I like to think that the energy I put into the knife, and the symbol in the pin, will inspire the user in some way—and that feeling transfers to the food. Food with love, you know it tastes better.