May 25, 2011
Video: Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer vs. Coke Can
By David Maccar
This is master bladesmith Bob Kramer, whose chef's knives sell for over $10,000 each, or more. They are so saught after and beloved by chefs, there's a lottery to win a spot on the years-long waiting list just to shell out those ten Gs.
But...for the rest of us...Kramer announced a new partnership this months with Zwilling J.A. Henckels and has just put a line of Kramer-designed knives into production, made from the same high-carbon and chromium 52100 tool steel as the basic line of their handmade counterparts with a Rockwell score of 60. They will sell for about $300.
Check out the video below for an explanation as to why Kramer's knives have such a keen edge and you'll see some impressive water bottle and Coke can beheadings as well.