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Bob Kramer Meiji 7-Piece Block Set by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Combine Japanese aesthetics, the ease and familiarity of Western-style blades, and legendary bladesmith Bob Kramer, and the result is the revolutionary Meiji collection. A true fusion of Eastern and Western knifemaking philosophies, Bob Kramer Meiji offers ...Read More

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An exclusive new collection from a knifemaking legend.

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Combine Japanese aesthetics, the ease and familiarity of Western-style blades, and legendary bladesmith Bob Kramer, and the result is the revolutionary Meiji collection. A true fusion of Eastern and Western knifemaking philosophies, Bob Kramer Meiji offers the impeccable style of Japanese knives paired with the performance and accessibility of Western blade shapes optimized for kitchen use. Bob Kramer Meiji is only available at Sur La Table.

The ultimate kitchen companion, this set includes the essential knives for any cook as well as an 8-slot knife block that perfectly complements the unique handles of the Meiji collection.

Read The Wall Street Journal article featuring Bob Kramer here»

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  • Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, the first Master Bladesmith to specialize in kitchen cutlery
  • East-meets-West design combines the aesthetics of Japanese-style knives with the performance of a Western-style blade shape and grind for edges that are extremely sharp and easy to maintain
  • Each blade is forged from a core of FC61 steel and clad in 100 layers of nickel and stainless Damascus to take and hold a razor-sharp, yet easy-to-care-for edge
  • Mirror-polished blades feature an etched ladder Damascus pattern designed by Bob Kramer
  • Fine-carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle
  • Ice hardening to 61 Rockwell improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and increased durability
  • D-shaped Japanese-style handles in charcoal pakkawood provide a secure grip and excellent balance
  • Each handle features a decorative center pin handcrafted in Bob Kramer’s workshop
  • Each knife draws on Seki City, Japan’s wealth of knife-making experience and undergoes a rigorous 42-day manufacturing process that involves 45 artisans and 100 distinct steps

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels
  • Material: High carbon stainless steel, nickel, pakkawood
  • Care: Hand wash only
  • Dimensions:
    • Block: 15" x 5.5" x 11"
    • Paring knife: 4" blade, 8.5" overall length
    • Utility knife: 5.5" blade, 11.5" overall length
    • Chef’s knife: 8" blade, 14" overall length
    • Slicing knife: 9" blade, 15.5" overall length
    • Bread knife: 10" blade, 16.5" overall length
    • Honing steel: 12" steel, 17" overall length
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only

What's In the box? Show

  • 4" paring knife
  • 5.5" utility knife
  • 8" chef’s knife
  • 9" slicing knife
  • 10" bread knife
  • Honing steel
  • 8-slot knife block

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Bob Kramer does it again.
I have been a huge Bob Kramer fan for years. I was so excited to find that he created Meiji for Sur La Table as his custom knives are incredibly hard to get your hands on. The handle is comfortable and I love the blade shape. Beautiful knives with ultimate functionality.
September 3, 2015
Great Knives
Love these knives. Extremely sharp and hold their edge. Highly recommend!
May 14, 2016
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over 2 years ago
Spectacular knives!
About a year ago, we went to our local Sur la Table to test Serious Knives. It's important to buy knives that work well in the hand for all regular users. In the end, we invested in the block set of Kramer Meiji knives and added the 10" chef's knife as well. We use them nearly daily. For home cooking enthusiasts, these knives are a very worthwhile expenditure. Care for them properly, and they'll absolutely improve your kitchen experience!
June 11, 2017
 

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kathleen b on Jan 31, 2018
Incredible quality. The only set of knives you will need.
Nicole M on Apr 3, 2017
bob kramer
kathleen b on Jan 31, 2018
Best Deal on Kramer knives. Go grab, before its gone.
Firoz C on Sep 4, 2017
Incredible quality. The only set of knives you will need.
Nicole M on Apr 3, 2017
Have a set and love them sending them as a gift to my brother and his wife as a house warming gift.
Kevin G on Mar 11, 2017
Talked in length with knowledgable staff at the store and landed on this set as the best of all worlds for what I wanted.
Thomas G on Dec 7, 2016
I hope this is the last knife I ever have to buy! tried them in the store and they are so balanced, such a work of art
Keith b on Oct 3, 2016
friend recommendation
Mary M on Jul 12, 2016
I have always wanted one of Bob Kramer's knives. He does fabulous work! Once we saw a show on him making them. Those knives went for over $2000! So beautiful! My husband saw the flash sale and had to buy them for me! I am over the moon excited!
cameron Q on Dec 15, 2015
These are simply the best knives available to the discerning consumer
Meadow T on Dec 14, 2015
Best Deal on Kramer knives. Go grab, before its gone.
Firoz C on Sep 4, 2017
Have a set and love them sending them as a gift to my brother and his wife as a house warming gift.
Kevin G on Mar 11, 2017
What exactly is FC61 steel and how does it compare to SG2 on the Kramer Damascus?
D S on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: "FC" stands for "fine-carbide distribution." So what is fine carbide distribution? Think of two different beaches--a white-sand beach and a stony gravel one. The sand beach, thanks to its smaller particles, is smooth and uniform. The surface of the gravel beach is pitted, uneven and full of irregularities. A similar principle applies to steel's molecules--the smaller and more evenly distributed the carbides, the more uniform the surface of the blade. In FC61 steel, this dense molecular structure results in a uniform blade that can be honed to a screaming-sharp edge and is incredibly easy to maintain."61" refers to the steel's rating on the Rockwell hardness scale. Each blade under goes a revolutionary double Friodur ice-hardening process, which improves the microstructure even further for increased cutting performance corrosion resistance and astonishing durability.
What is the edge angle on these blades?
D S on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The angle is 30°--15 on each side.
How is the blade anchored in the handle?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's welded.
What's the block made from? Looks like plastic.
Fernando C on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is made from wood.
you said the blade is wielded, Is the blade not full tang?
Damien H on Sep 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's full tang.
There are 7 pieces and 8 slots...any suggestion on which knife to buy in order to fill the last slot?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are seven slots for knives and one slot for the honing steel. It’s a seven piece set, with the block being included as one of the pieces, that leaves two empty slots.
What are the details of the warranty? all specifics before purchase would be vastly appreciated, being im looking for the last knifes i ever buy.
Damien H on Sep 8, 2015
 

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