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Bob Kramer Damascus 8" Chef's Knife $349.99

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[Costco] Bob Kramer Damascus 8" Chef's Knife $349.99

Hey peeps.

I never post on here, long time lurker but I stumbled upon this "deal" and thought a very tiny percentage of you would care.

I purchased a few days ago but it hasn't shipped or anything so I don't have any more info for you.

HOWEVER, I have been eyeing the Bob Kramer 8" CARBON chef's knife for 2 years. It's always around 400 bucks but it seems to be pretty impossible to find now.
I did a random check and stumble upon this incredible price for the DAMASCUS version of the knife which is usually 100-150 MORE than the carbon version.

Amazon price is 550 still. Essentially everywhere else right now is over 500.

Costco has it for 350. I bought it so fast. Still would rather have the carbon version but since its hard to find in Canada this one will be just great I'm sure.

I know 99% of you will say 350 for a knife is ridiculous but to each there own. No need for flames.

Good luck, hope to have helped one or two of you.
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Must be new to Costco, haven't seen these types of knives online there. They have quite a few different ones as well!
Uh, yeah, I'd like to speak to a Mr. Tabooger, first name Ollie.
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Can someone explain the difference between an expensive knife (e.g. the wusthof classic) and a really really expensive knife like this one? Are you just able to use it for a longer period of time without sharpening or are there other functional differences?
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rororororo wrote: Can someone explain the difference between an expensive knife (e.g. the wusthof classic) and a really really expensive knife like this one? Are you just able to use it for a longer period of time without sharpening or are there other functional differences?
1) SG2 steel core is harder than Wusthof steel - it'll be sharper for longer, but is more fragile
2) Aesthetics
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ntan wrote:
1) SG2 steel core is harder than Wusthof steel - it'll be sharper for longer, but is more fragile
I have a $4.99 cusinart chef's knife and a pro edge sharpener. I bet my knife is sharper on any random day.
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NFN_NLN wrote: I have a $4.99 cusinart chef's knife and a pro edge sharpener. I bet my knife is sharper on any random day.
Some people have nice kitchens and like to show their knives as decor.
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NFN_NLN wrote: I have a $4.99 cusinart chef's knife and a pro edge sharpener. I bet my knife is sharper on any random day.
I'm sure your rockwell hardness would make it much sharper on a $5 knife compared to a $300 knife.

Wonder why they just don't sell these $5 knives presharpened then.
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from what I remember, Bob Kramer knives were going for $2XX an inch ....and always sold off VIA auction. I guess this is second-tier and collaboration with Zwilling? I remember seeing him with Bourdain

Bourdain & Bob Kramer
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I’ve posted this in my knifes thread, you can check there.
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n3o321 wrote: from what I remember, Bob Kramer knives were going for $2XX an inch ....and always sold off VIA auction. I guess this is second-tier and collaboration with Zwilling? I remember seeing him with Bourdain

Bourdain & Bob Kramer
His design, Zwilling makes them in Japan. Not the same as his impossible to find handmade versions. That means you can actually find, buy and afford these. Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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n3o321 wrote: from what I remember, Bob Kramer knives were going for $2XX an inch ....and always sold off VIA auction. I guess this is second-tier and collaboration with Zwilling? I remember seeing him with Bourdain

Bourdain & Bob Kramer
I love this series from Balvenie. RIP Bourdain.
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n3o321 wrote: from what I remember, Bob Kramer knives were going for $2XX an inch ....and always sold off VIA auction. I guess this is second-tier and collaboration with Zwilling? I remember seeing him with Bourdain

Bourdain & Bob Kramer
I miss Bourdain. What a great storyteller he was. RIP.
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NFN_NLN wrote: I have a $4.99 cusinart chef's knife and a pro edge sharpener. I bet my knife is sharper on any random day.
I'll take that bet, especially after using the knife for 30min

Also for the others rockwell hardness has nothing to do with how sharp you can get a knife. it has to do with how well it holds that edge
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NFN_NLN wrote: I have a $4.99 cusinart chef's knife and a pro edge sharpener. I bet my knife is sharper on any random day.
I'm sure it's great but that's a huge system to sharpen kitchen knives oO
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markopas wrote: I’ve posted this in my knifes thread, you can check there.
Link?
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Interesting, there's a good selection of Miyabi and Shun available online now. The reviews aren't good though, as quite a few people had them come with bent tips or chipped edges.
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Jun 1, 2018
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I saw this as well but figure if it's bad I just return it. No biggie. Heck id even order again and hope for a good copy.
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NFN_NLN wrote: I have a $4.99 cusinart chef's knife and a pro edge sharpener. I bet my knife is sharper on any random day.
I'd take this bet any day.
ntan wrote: 1) SG2 steel core is harder than Wusthof steel - it'll be sharper for longer, but is more fragile
2) Aesthetics
3. Better fit and finish
4. Better grind (goes through product easier with less wedging)

That being said, I have this knife and is the least used in my collection. If you really enjoy cooking and are prepared to maintain your tools, a quality knife it totally worth it but you should test it out in person first and see if it suites your grip and cutting style.
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I have this knife. Bought it from Zwilling when they were having a sale for 305$ plus tax. It’s a good knife, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. I don’t find it’s any better than my zwilling four star knife for a third the price. The Damascus pattern on the side of the blade actually generates a lot of friction so it doesn’t cut as smoothly through denser vegetables (ie potatoes).
Buy this knife for looks and comfort of the handle, but if you’re just looking for an effective knife, it’s no better than cheaper zwilling/wustof/etc options.

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