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 Post subject: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:09 pm 

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Saw an article pop up in my news feed this morning about Kramer knives, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-2 ... -keen.html

Apparently, they are moving their custom orders to a lottery system... Business must be good. I had only heard of them before. Found the gallery today and was amazed, http://kramerknives.com/auctions/gallery/ and http://kramerknives.com/gallery/

Anyone have one? or know someone that does :) ? Are they really $500 an inch?


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:50 pm 

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If you can find one for $500 an inch, buy it!

The last one sold at auction went for $3100 an inch.

Why so expensive? It's simply supply and demand.

Are they good knives? Yes.

If you want a very close mass-produced version, buy a Kramer by Zwilling. The profile is identical, only the geometry is different.


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:16 pm 
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Wow, I bought my 9.5", original Kramer for $560 with upgraded handle wood. :o



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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:27 pm 

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Adam, sounds like you might have a down payment for a new car laying around.


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:52 pm 

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I am on their email list. The recent auction started a few days ago and opening bid was above 12k for chefs knife. That isn't a typo.

It was the first auction in over 3 months.

They do lottery system for custom work. Partly random, partly time in system.


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:14 pm 

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Damn, that is pretty impressive.

Sounds like you got a good deal for yours Adam!

I'm afraid to even put my email on that list haha. I think there is a fee for not going though once you put your email on the list..


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:25 pm 

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NolaDNA wrote:Damn, that is pretty impressive.

Sounds like you got a good deal for yours Adam!

I'm afraid to even put my email on that list haha. I think there is a fee for not going though once you put your email on the list..


You gotta sign up as a member. To do so, you have to use your credit card. They charge $1-$2 to verify your identity, but never collect the funds - in other words they authorize for $1-$2, but never send the charge through. Other than that, no charges unless you bid on a knife.

He's got some nice sharpening supplies - stones, strops, rods, etc. The prices are generally good, but not as good as CKTG. For me, the cite reduces to eye candy.


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:30 pm 
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There is an original Kramer for sale right now on Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Bob-Kr ... 4d1b0930b2
The current bid is $177 an inch!
Lets see if this one hits $300 an inch.
That is IMHO absolutely outrageous.


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:09 pm 

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Looks like it's going to shoot right past $300/inch. Pretty knife. I hope that for $3000 it will cut the onions for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Kramer knives $500/inch!?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:57 pm 
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Lepus wrote:Adam, sounds like you might have a down payment for a new car laying around.


I think he sold it a few years ago...



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