Looks like Henckels is going to mass produce exact (they say) replicas of Bob Kramer's custom chef knives. Same looks, handle, 52100 steel, and presumably geometry.
It will be available (exclusively?) through Sur La Table. This year. Also, the replicas are not of his damascus pattern knives - just straight, un-patterned carbon steel.
So here are 3 questions for the knife guys to kick around:
1. How much SHOULD an 8 inch chefs knife in this line cost?
2. How much do you think it actually WILL cost?
3. And what (if anything) would you personally be willing to pay for it?
For the sake of this discussion we're going to assume that Henckels gets the manufacture of these knives right - that they're pretty decent replicas (no big problems with steel temper or edge geometry). I'll give my answers/guesses later, but I don't want to influence other people's answers.