View Full Version : kramer on history chanel

10-11-2011, 05:06 AM
Did anybody saw this documentary (modern marvels:build by hand) ?

10-11-2011, 08:19 AM
I did. Nothing new, or at least nothing vastly different from all the vids found online. I do have a lot of respect for Kramer though, as both a craftsman and a businessman. He developed his skills, caught some lucky breaks, and parlayed them into an awesome career. Being an American craftsman, living in a community densely populated by the same, I'm glad to see a fellow craftsman achieve what he has. I can only hope that at some point in time, Americans will appreciate the handmade, well-designed, well-crafted object, and it's maker, as much as the Japanese do. We got a lot of catching up to do in that regard.

10-11-2011, 11:00 AM
I didn't get to catch it, trying to find it online somewhere. Was he on the whole show or just a short segment?


10-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Just a few minutes.

10-11-2011, 02:54 PM
Ok, if its so, i don't have to find it online :)

10-11-2011, 07:19 PM
It was a segment on the show Modern Marvels (http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels): Built by Hand.

The schedule says they'll be showing again on:

Saturday, Oct 22, 9/8c Built by Hand: TVPG


Eamon Burke
10-11-2011, 07:28 PM
Go Kramer, Go Kramer, It's your birthday, It's your birthday! :dance4:

I love how famous this dude is getting. Every British Invasion needs a Beatles, every Food Renaissance needs a Gordon Ramsay. I certainly don't want to be that famous for doing, well, much of anything. I am stoked that he is getting the concept out there, and even more stoked, that his prices set a new bar--one knifemakers can make a living under! :thumbsup:

10-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Email just came in for a Kramer auction, he is selling the knives he used for the spot.

Eamon Burke
10-11-2011, 08:24 PM
oh SNAP.

mr drinky
10-11-2011, 10:34 PM
Kramer plugged it as a piece of history in the e-mail. I am thinking I should take all my knives down to Vegas and try sell them on Pawn Stars and then refuse their offer just to have the TV value. Ok maybe not.

10-22-2011, 08:48 PM
They're showing it right now on History H2 channel.