Enthusiasts will wait up to three years for one of his handmade originals, but we collaborated with Bob and Shun to bring you this exclusive collection. Each knife is an exactingly crafted replica of a Kramer original, from the patterned Damascus-steel blades to the natural feel of the rounded PakkaWood® handles and the detailed center pins.
Each knife is crafted by 150 expert artisans to achieve the precise heft, balance, and shape of Bob Kramer’s original design. The 3mm steel blades are composed of an SG2 core (64–66 Rockwell) clad with true pattern-welded nickel and Damascus stainless steel for beautiful, razor-sharp blades and lasting edges.
Gently rounded and richly grained red and black PakkaWood handles are crafted in Bob’s signature contoured shape, which mirrors the curve of the palm for a wonderfully natural hand feel.
The elegant Shun Bob Kramer 7-piece set features the essential knives you need to create a lifetime of delicious meals, including: 3¼" paring knife, 4¾" utility knife, 7" santoku knife, 8" chef’s knife, and 10" bread knife, along with a honing steel and an easel-style bamboo storage block. Hand wash. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Japan.
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3¼" PARING KNIFE
Ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Generally, you’ll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves.
4¾" UTILITY KNIFE Great for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans or other smaller vegetables. The utility knife is sometimes called a sandwich knife because it works well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
7" SANTOKU KNIFE
Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese and this knife gets its name for the three strengths it demonstrates in the kitchen: slicing fish, cutting meat and chopping vegetables. Plus, the sharp-pointed tip is great for scoring.
8" CHEF’S KNIFE
This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for slicing, dicing and chopping large quantities of fruits, vegetables, meats and more. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan.
10" BREAD KNIFE
Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, the Shun Bob Kramer bread knife, with its wide, low-frequency serrations, is up to the task. Gently saw back and forth to cut perfect slices with no unsightly rips or tears.
Enables you to maintain the razor-sharp edges of your Shun Bob Kramer knives.
EASEL-STYLE BAMBOO STORAGE BLOCK
Displays your elegant cutlery, keeping knives safe and secure between uses. Features nine slots, enabling you to easily expand your collection.
DESIGNED BY MASTER BLADESMITH BOB KRAMER
Cutlery enthusiasts will wait up to three years for one of Bob Kramer’s handmade originals, but we collaborated with Bob and Shun to bring you this exclusive new collection—each knife is an exactingly crafted replica of a Kramer original.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Each knife is painstakingly crafted by 150 expert artisans to achieve the precise heft, balance, and shape of Bob Kramer’s original design.
RAZOR–SHARP, LASTING EDGES
The 3mm steel blade is composed of an SG2 core that’s hardened to a 64–66 Rockwell. All the elements in this exotic Japanese powdered steel are evenly blended, eliminating weak spots or imperfections. Core is clad with true pattern-welded nickel and Damascus steel for an exceedingly sharp, smooth, and lasting edge.
BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS PATTERN
Pattern-welded blade features an elegant, waved pattern that’s unique to each knife. In addition to its beauty, the Damascus steel protects and supports the extremely hard cutting core and helps the blade glide through food more smoothly.
ERGONOMIC PAKKAWOOD HANDLE
Gently rounded and richly grained red and black handles are crafted in Bob’s signature contoured shape, which mirrors the curve of the palm for a wonderfully natural hand feel. Made of moisture-resistant PakkaWood—a fused blend of hardwood veneers and phenolic resin.
- Manufacturer: KAI USA Ltd.
- Includes: 3¼" paring knife, 4¾" utility knife, 7" santoku knife, 8" chef’s knife, 10" bread knife, honing steel, and bamboo storage block
- Care: Hand wash
- Material: Steel rod, PakkaWood handle
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Handcrafted in Japan
Questions & Answers
Will the extra slots in the bamboo wood block accommodate a Kramer 10"" Slicing Knife, a Kramer 10"" Chef�s Knife and a Kramer 6"" Wide Chef�s Knife in addition to what comes in the set
Gently rounded and richly grained red and black Pakkawood handles are crafted in Bob’s signature contoured shape, and mirror the curve of the palm for a wonderfully natural hand-feel.
This complete collection includes the knives essential to any kitchen: 8" chef’s knife, 10" bread knife, 7" santoku knife, 4¾" utility knife, 3¼" paring knife, honing steel and easel-style bamboo wood block.
The extra slots will accomodate a 10" Kramer slicing knife, a Kramer 10" Chef's knife and a Kramer 6" Chefs knife in addition to what comes with the set. It will not be a tight fit and there will be wiggle room, but they will fit.
I'm just assuming they are since all Shun knives are. But thought I would confirm since it doesn't actually say that in the description.
Are knives for right handed and left handed people?