A couple years back, Bob Kramer, probably the most famous US kitchen knife maker, teamed up with Henckels to launch the Bob Kramer knives.
I noticed the Bob Kramer Essential Knives by Zwilling Henckels. These are stainless steel knives with the blade hardened to HRC 61.
The Bob Kramer Essential 8" by Henckels is $200, which is pretty standard comparing to a lot of higher end commercial knives.
A Miyabi Artisan SG2 8" chef knife is $200. A Wusthof Ikon Blackwood 8" chef knife is $200. A Shun Premier 8" is $180. A Konosuke HD2 210 mm knife costs $230.
So what do you think? Are the Bob Kramer Essential knives well worth the price? Or do you think they are nothing special beside the Bob Kramer name? If you have ~$200 to spare for a knife, will Bob Kramer Essential your top choice?
More importantly, anyone bought it? What do you think?
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