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Bob Kramer Essential Collection Chef’s Knives by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

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Exclusive HandCrafted Whether mincing onions or thinly slicing a ribeye, this perfectly balanced, razor-sharp and versatile chef’s knife feels like an extension of your own hand.

Designed by master bladesmith Bob Kramer, the Essential Collection features the quality and performance of Kramer knives in a package that’s easily accessible to home cooks.

Each knife has been optimized for kitchen use thanks to a wide blade for increased knuckle clearance, a rounded spine for added comfort, and a triple-riveted handle for secure, easy cutting.

Each knife draws on Seki City, Japan’s wealth of knife-making experience and undergoes a rigorous 42-day manufacturing process that involves 45 expert artisans and 100 distinct steps. 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
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan
  • 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
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Kramer Does it Again!
Wow -- is all I have to say.

This is truly and incredible knife.

First, I absolutely love the look of it. Very sleek and modern, yet classic. Looks amazing in the kitchen and the matte black handle is very professional looking.

The handle is super comfortable, and feels really smooth in my hand. I could honestly chop for hours with this knife. I love that it features Kramer's Euro Handle design and Zwilling nailed it in production - the handle feels incredible.

This new blade steel is ridiculously sharp and seems to be really tough as well. I've been using this knife heavily for a couple of weeks and the edge is perfect. It's tackled all different types of vegetables, whole chickens, prepped steaks, minced lots of herbs and garlic, and even broken down a few pineapples, all with ease.

For the $200 price range there isn't another knife out there that can even touch the quality, performance, and design of Kramer Essential.

Highly, highly recommend
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June 3, 2014
Great knife
This was added to a set of Henckels ProS. The knife has great balance and weight. The overall quality is excellent! This by far the sharpest knife I have owned. Wide blade is helpful in scooping up cut vegetables. Only down side is wide blade does not fit into knife block.
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October 9, 2014
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