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Bob Kramer Meiji 5.5" Utility Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

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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...Read More

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An exclusive new collection from a knifemaking legend.

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EXCLUSIVE HAND MADE 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.

Perfect for everything from slicing tomatoes to mincing garlic, this multi-talented utility knife sits comfortably in the hand and offers incredible control. Razor-sharp right out of the box, it’s a versatile and eye-catching addition to any kitchen.

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
  • Dimensions: 5.5" blade, 11" overall length
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only

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Lefty Approved
The first time I saw this knife I drooled a little bit. Thankfully I was already wearing a bib (don't ask). Anyhow, I was reading up a bit and it's not a symmetrical handle, meant for right handed folks. Regardless, the next time I was at a store I tried it out. As a lefty, my thumb fits quite nicely in a pinch grip. I'm not sure anyone would really notice..
October 3, 2015
Great Knife
Arrived sharp. Great size, very useful knife. Comfortable handle. My new favorite knife!
February 19, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
A joy to use!
It is as pleasant to use as it is aesthetically to behold. I am blessed to have a relative who gifts me cash as long as I buy something special with it... thus this knife. I think of him each time I use it and it is a wonderful knife! If debating.. buy! You won't be disappointed.
January 7, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Kramer utility knife
The best knife I own very good looking quaility in every way
September 22, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
I Love Bob Kramer Knives
Love it! These knives are top quality craftsmanship.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
X mas Gift
Victoria G on Dec 13, 2017
Purchased to fill in a missing size. Great looking knife.
R U on Nov 5, 2017
X mas Gift
Victoria G on Dec 13, 2017
Beautiful craftsmanship
Helga C on Dec 8, 2017
Purchased to fill in a missing size. Great looking knife.
R U on Nov 5, 2017
It's a beautiful art piece and also does the pro work. A great value.
Ding-Chau J on Oct 29, 2017
on-line research
RICK C on Sep 3, 2017
A gift for a friend of mine.
Norman N on Sep 2, 2017
It's a Kramer and affordable, ready to cut.
Warren C on Sep 1, 2017
size and brand
Pants f on Aug 31, 2017
The craftsmanship looks beautiful! And my husband is the chef in our home. He saw this knife in the bon appetite magazine and drooled. So I decided to get this utility knife for my favorite chef!
Sharon S on Aug 6, 2017
was a gift for a knife collector from the best knife maker in the US
Brian M on Apr 30, 2017
Previous purchase of a Kramer Knife was a wonderful experience for my husband. He loves the Kramer Knives.

Thank you.
Melissa L on Dec 11, 2016
Bob Kramer is my favorite type of knives for many years. Top quality and design.
vladimir t on Jun 9, 2016
Research
George E on Apr 4, 2016
Because Bob Kramer makes impeccable knives and Jacques Pepin says this is the size of knife to have
MArgaret R on Feb 24, 2016
I have the 8inch Chef's knife and love it! Light, SHARP, BEAUTIFU and last but not least... It is a Bob Kramer knife! Really enough said with just that. Once you hold the knife, feel its balance, see the beautiful blade you are hooked; but then slice, dice, cut... the beautiful becomes totally practical in a sublime fashion. I anticipate the utility knife will fill that niche I have with the same level of respect I have for the chef's knife.
Joan S on Dec 22, 2015
Write up in Cooking Light
William C on Nov 28, 2015
I have other Kramer knives, some made by Zwilling and some made by Bob himself, and they're all the best. Wanted to see how this new one is.
JBO1 on Aug 28, 2015
I thought that this would make a lovely gift. I love my Kramer shun utility knife.
JANE C on Aug 24, 2015
I love Bob Karmer knives and can't wait to use this one! The shape of the handle looks very comfortable for my small hands and the craftsmanship is unparalleled to any other knife that I've used.
Christina C on Jul 20, 2015
Beautiful craftsmanship
Helga C on Dec 8, 2017
It's a beautiful art piece and also does the pro work. A great value.
Ding-Chau J on Oct 29, 2017
do you ship to the uk?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: At this time, we are unable to process international orders placed over the web or over the phone. Our international shipping charges are determined by the destination of the items and the dimensional weight of the box, and do not include any taxes or duty that may be applied upon reaching their destination. We do need a credit card with a United States billing address, otherwise a money order in U.S. funds must be sent for the amount of the order. Please note that tariffs, customs, and/or duties may be due upon delivery of your package. These additional charges are the responsibility of the package recipient.
Is this a single bevel Japanese blade shape , or double bevel western?
John F on Jun 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is a double bevel edge Western style. I currently own three of these knives one paring, the utility and an 8 inch Chefs knife. They are excellent blades with great balance which I believe make them great to work with. I use a 3 in 1 oil stone to begin the initial sharpening then graduate to 3000 grit water stone. These knives take a fine edge that holds quite well unless of course you abuse the edge. Are they razor sharp once sharpened? Absolutely! Hope this helps you decide with your choice.
 

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