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Bob Kramer Ceramic Sharpening Steel

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.

Regular, proper honing with this steel can forestall the need to do major sharpening. The trick—and this is key—is to hone while the knife is still performing well, because by the time you notice that the knife is getting dull, honing is useless. Edge maintenance is a preventive measure: It helps keep sharp knives sharp. Use this easy tool to maintain the edge.

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BENEFITS:
  • 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
  • Although he is most widely recognized for his blades, Bob also has an incredible amount of passion and expertise about sharpening
  • 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
  • Regular, proper honing with this steel can forestall the need to do major sharpening
  • The trick—and this is key—is to hone while the knife is still performing well, because by the time you notice that the knife is getting dull, honing is useless
  • Edge maintenance is a preventive measure: It helps keep sharp knives sharp
  • Use this easy tool to maintain the edge between sharpenings

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  • Made in Japan
  • Dimensions: 12" l

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I keep my knives sharp: because only sharp knives are interesting! So, I treated all of them to this ceramic "steel" and was not disappointed!
June 23, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Works great
Hone my knives nearly every time I use them-- this keeps them feeling like new.
July 1, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
 

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Sur La Table Store
I needed a new ceramic steel for my serrated knives.
Elena V on May 1, 2018
Bob Kramer sharpened my knives in the past when he had a shop in Seattle and they really were sharp, recommended ceramic honing steels, fine and medium grit, showed me how to use them and I'm now ordering one for my daughter.
Roberta F on Dec 4, 2017
I needed a new ceramic steel for my serrated knives.
Elena V on May 1, 2018
quality but better cost
Abigail S on Dec 9, 2017
Bob Kramer sharpened my knives in the past when he had a shop in Seattle and they really were sharp, recommended ceramic honing steels, fine and medium grit, showed me how to use them and I'm now ordering one for my daughter.
Roberta F on Dec 4, 2017
reputation
James W on Nov 19, 2017
I have used this product in the past and like it.
Brett V on Aug 19, 2017
Was impressed by Bob Kramer's presentation. I own a couple of ceramic knifes that my son and his wife gave me for Christmas, and I absolutely love them. Want to keep the knives nice and sharp.
Idia S on Feb 10, 2017
needed one
william p on Dec 26, 2016
My daughter is a professional chef and she requested it for Christmas
Donna R on Dec 12, 2016
My daughter requested them for Christmas
Letitia H on Dec 2, 2016
Good reviews. Perfect for my foodie nephew!
Staci M on Nov 18, 2016
Always wanted a "ceramic" steel!
kim w on Oct 28, 2016
on gift registry
Ruth V on Sep 12, 2016
Referenced many time as quality
Francis P L on Feb 17, 2016
Took knife skills class in Alpharetta
Kristen C on Jan 23, 2016
My nephew is a professional chef these were his recommendations!
Dana S on Dec 8, 2015
on gift registry
Cynthia B on Mar 6, 2015
You need to put the final edge when useing the honing steel
James H on Feb 26, 2015
Gift
Billy T on Sep 1, 2014
quality but better cost
Abigail S on Dec 9, 2017
reputation
James W on Nov 19, 2017
Can you please tell me the grits of the four ceramic steels you sell?

That would be the Kramer, the Tamahagane, the Kyocera, and the Global ceramic steels. I'd like to know how fine, or course, their abrasion is
A shopper on Jun 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I cannot find specifications for the Bob Kramer ceramic steel, but white ceramic steels usual are about 2000 grit size. Ceramic steels certainly do have grits like whetstones. I have a Japanese double-sided 3000 and 8000 grit whetstone which will put a much finer edge on my knives than a ceramic steel. I would recommend using Japanese whetstones instead.
Is this steel hard enough to sharpen the Kramer carbon steel knives?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Definitely...I use it on Sabatier, Wusthof, and Shun. The Sabatier are real carbon steel knives.
which is better ceramic or steel honing?
Nina F on Jul 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Steel
does this steel have a metal rod to prevent breakage or is it completely made of cermic?
Cheryl B on Sep 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, it's completely ceramic.
Will this work on a serrated knife?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Only if the diameter of the serrations are larger than that of the ceramic sharpening steel. Needs to fit "inside" the serrations.
I purchased the ceramic honing steel and inadvertently put some small nicks in it.
Can anyone tell me how to repair it?
Joseph on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If your honing steel has become damaged, we would advise that you purchase a new one. Even if you are able to smooth out the nicks, it still has the potential to damage your knife.
 

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