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Bob Kramer Double-Cut 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 between sharpenings.

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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
  • 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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Great For Keeping Knives Sharp
I have all of Zwilling's Myabi Japanese Knives and they come sharp enough to cut paper right out of the box. The Bob Kramer Sharpening Steel keeps them that way.
March 16, 2017
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over 2 years ago
Tool care
When you commit to a quality knife,you should do your best to care for it properly.
June 18, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
America’s Test Kitchen never fails!
JD L on Aug 20, 2019
From an article in Cook's Illustrated.
Kennett R on Aug 14, 2019
America’s Test Kitchen never fails!
JD L on Aug 20, 2019
Researched care of knives through Cooks Illustrated, and watched several videos about what to consider when purchasing a honing tool.
Barbara G on Aug 19, 2019
From an article in Cook's Illustrated.
Kennett R on Aug 14, 2019
Wants honing rod with different textures.
J D on Aug 14, 2019
Top recommendation in Cook's Illustrated.
Donald R on Aug 12, 2019
Recommended by Cooks Illustrated
Ken K on Aug 12, 2019
reviewed in Cooks Illustrated
Robert G on Aug 12, 2019
Besides being top-rated by Cooks Illustrated, I have been using BK’s beautiful knives since before his association with Zwillings - they are beautiful and so functional. I was not surprised that his steel was the pick and am looking forward to using it.
Nancy N on Aug 11, 2019
Revue in Cooks Illustrated
R H W on Aug 11, 2019
Cooks Illustrated gave it their highest recommendation
Michael A C on Aug 10, 2019
I chose this because I subscribed to the Cooks' magazine and this was the #1 rated honing rod. I have some very expensive knives that I want to keep sharp. I love this magazine and website!!!
Claire P on Aug 9, 2019
It got a good review in Cook's Illustrated magazine.
Mary D on Aug 9, 2019
cooks illustrated
Robert C on Aug 9, 2019
This was chosen as the best sharpener by ATK
William L on Aug 9, 2019
Product was written up in the September issue of 'Cook's Illustrated' and I needed one.
Ronald D on Aug 8, 2019
review Cooks Illustrated
JOEL R on Aug 8, 2019
Recommended by America's Test Kitchen review
CHARLES M on Aug 8, 2019
Read about it in Cooks Illustrated September/October 2019 issue.
G W on Aug 7, 2019
cooks illustrated recommended
Thomas K on Aug 7, 2019
cook's illustrates. recom.
Geoffrey S on Aug 7, 2019
This item was rated number 1 by Cook's illustrated.
( part of America's Test Kitchen)
dennis s on Aug 7, 2019
"Highly Recommended" in latest issue of Cook's Illustrated. My existing honing steel needs to be replaced.
randy the builder on Aug 6, 2019
Review -Cook's Illustrated plus I didn't already have a steel, but do have Chef's Choice sharpener.
JOHN B on Aug 6, 2019
review from cook's
JOHN K on Aug 6, 2019
This steel was recommended by Cook's Illustrated in their September issue.
JAMES S on Aug 6, 2019
Cooks Illustrated top rating
Larry D on Aug 6, 2019
Good review in Cook's Illustrated.
Alexander Y on Aug 6, 2019
Cooks Illustrated rating.
Nancy K on Aug 5, 2019
Recommended in Cooks Illustrated.
Laura S on Aug 5, 2019
Cook's Illustration magazine rated it as the best honing rod out of 12.
Patsy K on Aug 5, 2019
was recommended by "Cook's Illustrated"
DIANA J on Aug 5, 2019
Didn't have a sharpening steel and noticed the review by Cook's Illustrated (Number 160, September and October 2019 issue). Appeared to me they went into depth on difference in honing and sharpening and when to do both. Trust their testing and recommendation, so good-to-go on their recommendation.
Carol D on Aug 4, 2019
This was the winner of the Cook's Illustrated test of honing rods.
Anne R on Aug 4, 2019
Review in Cooks Illustrated
Steven B on Aug 3, 2019
Featured in cooks illustrated as the best honing rod
Prem B on Aug 3, 2019
Cooks Magazine.
John A on Aug 3, 2019
I needed a new honing rod and this one was headlined in "Cook's Illustrated"!
Joseph M on Jul 30, 2019
just reviewed in cooks illustrated sept/oct magazine
howard l on Jul 29, 2019
Cook's magazine recommended the Bob Kramer honing rod.
Julia O on Jul 29, 2019
Highly ranked by Cooks Illustrated
Paresh N on Jul 28, 2019
Review in cooks country
Victor S on Jul 28, 2019
rated excellent in cooks magazine
Kenneth S on Jul 27, 2019
top pick in Cooks Illustrated article
Linda P on Jul 24, 2019
Cook's Illustrated rated this steel as the best.
Jennie L on Jul 22, 2019
Recommended by Cooks Illustrated
Betty F on Jul 22, 2019
Same brand as the knives I purchased
Paul P on Sep 30, 2018
it was on the Bride's registry
CAROLE L on Aug 18, 2018
needed a good knife steel
Staci J on May 4, 2018
Watched Bob Kramer video.
GRETA A on Apr 26, 2018
Great for my my bob-kramer knife.
Jaekyun M on Dec 20, 2017
Researched care of knives through Cooks Illustrated, and watched several videos about what to consider when purchasing a honing tool.
Barbara G on Aug 19, 2019
Wants honing rod with different textures.
J D on Aug 14, 2019
Is this steel recommended for Kramer's carbon steel knives?
SLK1 on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. Item #857326, the Bob Kramer 12" Honing Steel by Zwilling J.A. Henckels is recommended for the carbon steel knives
Is this steel recommended for the Damascus knives?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
What is the model number of this steel?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I looked and can not find a model # on it. I belive the one pictured on the ribbon is the cermic one the other one is the Double cut sharpening Steel. Hope this will help.
what does "double cut" mean? does this steel have both smooth and grooved surfaces"
John M on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It has 2 rough & 2 smooth surfaces.
what is the hardness rating of this steel?
John M on Jul 26, 2018
 

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