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Bob Kramer Adjustable Bamboo Sink Bridge

Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of the only Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery. Put simply, Kramer is King of the Kitchen Knife. As such, Bob Kramer has seen the knife from ...Read More

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Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of the only Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery. Put simply, Kramer is King of the Kitchen Knife. As such, Bob Kramer has seen the knife from every angle—as a chef, a professional knife sharpener, and a Master Bladesmith.

Although he is most widely recognized for his blades, Bob is also an expert on sharpening. In that spirit, he has collaborated with Zwilling to create the Kramer by Zwilling sharpening collection.

In order to maximize the performance of any knife, it is very important that the edge be properly cared for. Retooling your knives’ edges by hand may seem daunting to a beginner, but with Kramer’s help many describe the experience as relaxing and gratifying. Keeping your blades sharp not only makes the cook’s most important tool easier to use, sharpening makes knives safer.

The bamboo whetstone sink bridge is built to create an ideal working station for sharpening knives. This bridge is sturdy, easy to use, and will adjust to fit various sink sizes. The sink bridge will make whetting, sharpening, and cleaning easy for the master and simple for the novice.

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  • Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of the only Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery
  • Kramer has seen the knife from every angle—as a chef, a professional knife sharpener, and a Master Bladesmith
  • Kramer has collaborated with Zwilling to create the Kramer by Zwilling sharpening collection
  • This incredible assortment offers our customers a sharpening and polishing option to fit every skill level
  • Maximize the performance of your knives
  • Retooling your knives’ edges by hand may seem daunting to a beginner, but with Kramer’s help many describe the experience as relaxing and gratifying
  • Bamboo whetstone sink bridge is built to create an ideal working station for sharpening knives
  • Sturdy, easy to use, and will adjust to fit various sink sizes
  • Makes whetting, sharpening, and cleaning easy for the master and simple for the novice

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  • Material: Bamboo
  • Made in Japan

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  • Hand wash

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Customer Reviews

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"Good idea, badly executed. Dangerous to use."
A stone holder/sink bridge should hold the stone stable both on the counter and over the sink. This one doesn't do either.

It is difficult to adjust because two hands are required to tighten it. One must hold the screw with a screwdriver while turning the wing-nut with the other hand. A ""captive"" screw would easily solve this problem.

As a sink bridge it is unstable. It needs some non-slip rubber pads at the ends to help stabilize it. The ""two-hand"" problem described above makes it difficult to adjust it tightly enough against the walls of the sink.

As a stone holder used on the counter it is unstable if there is any moisture at all on the counter. It is difficult to avoid moisture on the counter, even when using a ceramic waterstone. A better non-slip solution, better rubber feet or a small non-slip mat, should be provided.

A box to store it in would also be nice.

I do love the concept and overall design of the product, but is not engineered for its intended use
January 7, 2013
"Works, but not perfect"
I have two of these which I use a lot in two different locations. The bridge feature works fine over the sink, but this is not a perfectly engineered product, and the moveable adjustment piece of bamboo on one of mine just broke after about 2 years. I'm going to figure out a way to replace that little part, but if I can't, I think I still got my money's worth. I'll probably do some more research and try to find that perfect sink bridge next time, but, all in all, I'm a big fan of Kramer products
June 14, 2014
"good product, ordered despite negative reviews"
I just spent three hours sharpening my knives with the bob kramer adjustable sink bridge. I can understand the complaint about the broken piece after two years of use (find a machinist to make a replacement piece out of plastic!), but do not be afraid to order this sink bridge for fear of it being difficult or dangerous to use. I have several waterstones that I purchased before Shun started selling their own, and I did not use them as much as I should have because I did not have a convenient way to hold them. This sink bridge solves a problem that I had been looking to fix for quite a while. There are other methods for holding waterstones, but this is the most convenient (and most affordable) I have found so far. If either screw becomes loose you can always retighten it and use a small shim of rubber or even a wet paper towel to take up any empty space between the bridge and the sink or the waterstone and the bridge. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a convenient way to hold their waterstone during sharpening
July 10, 2014
Kramer Sink Bridge
I disagree with the other reviewer strongly. I use this all the time and it works perfectly. It's very easy to adjust and is very stable. I only use it over the sink. I wouldn't change anything.
July 23, 2013
The bamboo whetstone sink bridge has a serious design flaw!
The first time I used the whetstone sink bridge, the rear bamboo sliding retainer came apart. It is obviously glued onto the top of the retainer. It is held in place in within the recessed hole with a small washer on top of the glued part which holds the entire retainer in place with a larger washer and wingnut on the bottom.This allows the glued part to become separated from the top retaining bar due to the pressures placed on the top bar. This problem could be avoided if there was no recessed hole allowing the pressure to be placed on the glued part expected to stand the pressure.

I re-glued the top bar and the bottom slider part back together with Gorilla Glue, waited 24 hours and reassembled using additional washers and a replacement (longer) screw for the glued assembly.

I have submitted pictures of what I did to repair the unit so I did not have to return it, only to receive another flawed unit. The pictures should be self explanatory with the exception of the replacement bolt/screw. It will need to be long enough to go through the top bar and allow enough length to add the wingnut to tighten sufficiently. Good Luck
Top after repair
Parts used to attach glued (Gorilla Glue) slider top and bottom to bridge (Assembled).
Fully assembled slider unit installed on the sink bridge.
May 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Needs a Rework
Basic design concept is good as are some of the construction elements, but mine broke the first time I used it. The sliding piece came apart, meaning the stone won't have anything holding it on the side farthest away. from the user.. May be fixable, but will have to re-engineer the bamboo piece that came apart.
March 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
used ever sharpening
I now sharpen over my sink and everything stays cleaner as a result! Once you set it up and there's nothing in the way... toil toil and toil... it's mess goes into the sink and a quick dishwasher soap and rinse and your done after sharpening your knives and razors!
January 15, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
High quality material and workmanship make this a good tool to have in the kitchen.
October 25, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Perfect holder for sharpening knives.
January 11, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Easy to use; perfect device for holding stones for sharpening and allowing you to work in the sink.
March 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
 

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Sur La Table Store
easy clean up when honing your knife
brett S on Mar 10, 2018
The easiest way to hold your sharpening stone over the sink
William T on Feb 13, 2018
easy clean up when honing your knife
brett S on Mar 10, 2018
Everything Bob Kramer Does is top notch. I trust the man's opinion
Mark V on Mar 4, 2018
The easiest way to hold your sharpening stone over the sink
William T on Feb 13, 2018
Wanted one
Jon R on Feb 3, 2018
It is attractive and I will store my stones underneath.
Claudio W on Jan 19, 2018
Sharpening is best done over the sink. Any mess just flows into the sink.
Dwight F on Jan 12, 2018
It was requested by recipient.
Eugenia L on Dec 17, 2017
In the process of sharpening knives, a steady surface is absolutely necessary. This device has the steadiest mounting surface.
Udo W on Dec 2, 2017
my son uses it in culinary school
Mark T on Oct 25, 2017
Fits neatly over the sink. Water from the faucet can easily flow over the whetstone.
Jeff S on Jun 21, 2017
Saw on Kramer video. Looks like a good way to better sharpen my knives.
Dane K on Mar 17, 2017
got a new expensive knife
Peter S on Mar 17, 2017
I needed a high quality holder to keep my sharpening stones from sliding across my counter top. The rubber feet stick to the counter top so I can use both hands to steady the knife and maintain the correct sharpening angle. It has been easy to use and adjusts to fit different size stones.
Steven S on Mar 6, 2017
I have the Bob Kramer carbon steel knife and in watching his videos on through your site, I saw this bridge. The price is good and looking forward to using it.
Paul Z on Feb 22, 2017
It's bamboo!
Richard G on Feb 8, 2017
Good price for the product. I use whetstones to sharpen my knives and this holds them securely.
James P on Feb 7, 2017
Needed a water stone holder to sharpen knives with. Am taking a chance that this one will be adequate.
William C on Feb 6, 2017
THE DESIGN APPEARS TO WORK WELL
alex h on Jan 5, 2017
I sharpen my Japanese knives on something like this that doesn't work as well.
Jorge C on Dec 20, 2016
Recipient asked for it.
Barbara S on Dec 8, 2016
Thought it would be a good way to hold sharpening stones steady, but my stones were too long!
R K on Nov 12, 2016
This tool will make the sharpening of my kitchen knives much easier with the assortment of stones I use.
Mark L on May 31, 2016
I think it is very useful and good support.
Carlos G on Feb 21, 2016
To sharpen the kitchen knives... Duh!
Ryan C on Jan 19, 2015
Takes all the mess out of sharpening my knives
Stephen M on Dec 16, 2014
I already have several Japanese sharpening stones and this device will allow me to use them more.

Thanks,

Bruce
bruce d on Nov 21, 2014
Everything Bob Kramer Does is top notch. I trust the man's opinion
Mark V on Mar 4, 2018
Wanted one
Jon R on Feb 3, 2018
What is it's function?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Its function is to hold a water stone over a sink or other similar container. I will say that the theory behind its overall design is sound, but had to rebuild the adjustable stop after just one use. It is working fine now.
Kramer video on knife sharpening?
Edmund S on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: search for "Sharpening with Bob Kramer" and there will be several videos.
 

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