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Adamm
04-02-2011, 05:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciEOmMDdjY8

Whats everyones thoughts on this? This was posted on the "other" forum i just figured id share here.

I thinks its great, good for henkels, good for quality kitchen knives, and great for people who will never own a true bob kramer.

chazmtb
04-02-2011, 06:04 PM
Ooh,

I think I have found my new knife.

Lefty
04-02-2011, 07:50 PM
I like it!
I'm an old Henckels fan, and these will have the same kind of craftsmanship!
Go Henckels!

Dave Martell
04-02-2011, 08:23 PM
Interesting and cool - very different concept for a factory made knife, especially a German manufacturer. I'm kind of digging the hostess in the video too.....she has a RR feeling to her.:biggrin:

Marko Tsourkan
04-02-2011, 08:54 PM
I think these look nicer than Shun Kramer. Maybe it is because of natural wood look on handles.

so_sleepy
04-02-2011, 09:27 PM
I wonder how they will sell against the Shun-Kramers at Sur La Table. They will probably be similarly priced.

Delbert Ealy
04-02-2011, 09:47 PM
Interesting and cool - very different concept for a factory made knife, especially a German manufacturer. I'm kind of digging the hostess in the video too.....she has a RR feeling to her.:biggrin:

Yeah RR with a few extra cupcakes :D

Pensacola Tiger
04-02-2011, 10:13 PM
I wonder how they will sell against the Shun-Kramers at Sur La Table. They will probably be similarly priced.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the Kramer/Henkels replace the Shun/Kramers in Sur la Table's inventory.

kalaeb
04-02-2011, 10:48 PM
I think a lot of sur la table shoppers are going to be interested and buy, only to return it the next week when they can't figure out why it is rusting. I can't see them being the same price as the Shun Kramers, but who knows, his name alone will add an extra 100.00.

Personally, I have always wanted to try his profile, and if the price is right I may get one. But I am still saving for one of the Marko handled Yoshikanes.

If anyone gets one, please post some pics and review.

Dave Martell
04-03-2011, 12:53 AM
Yeah RR with a few extra cupcakes :D


How dare you! :gun1:

kalaeb
04-18-2011, 08:49 PM
Hmm, looks like some idea on the pricing on the new Henckles Kramers is out. Mark has them listed for 399.95 for the 10' and 349.95 for the 8'.:Ooooh:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kramerknives.html

Not sure if that price is locked. But it is higher than I was anticipating. I was looking more in the 200-250 range. Guess I will not be getting a replica!

EdipisReks
04-18-2011, 08:53 PM
that's too expensive for me. it's okay, though, i couldn't imagine liking that profile.

bigboybrent
04-18-2011, 09:38 PM
Hmm, looks like some idea on the pricing on the new Henckles Kramers is out. Mark has them listed for 399.95 for the 10' and 349.95 for the 8'.:Ooooh:

Not sure if that price is locked. But it is higher than I was anticipating. I was looking more in the 200-250 range. Guess I will not be getting a replica!

+1 Thats too steep. I thought it would be less because the Shun ones are damascus and around that price too

Noodle Soup
04-18-2011, 10:11 PM
Come on guys, this is all about cashing in on Kramer's name, the New Yorker article, and his big e-bay scores. It isn't about what the knives are worth as tools in the kitchen. But nothing Kramer has done in the last 10 years has been about that.

Mattias504
04-18-2011, 10:30 PM
I mean if they perform as well in real life as they do "on paper" they should be pretty nice. There are plenty of knives like this in that price range. Isn't that how much the Shun ones are, too?

That doesn't mean at all that I am going to get one...

Aphex
04-18-2011, 10:34 PM
I actually quite like the looks of the 10". The extra length makes the large height seem reasonably balanced. The 8" however simply looks odd and squashed for my liking.

EdipisReks
04-18-2011, 10:39 PM
I mean if they perform as well in real life as they do "on paper" they should be pretty nice. There are plenty of knives like this in that price range.

you can get a Mizuno 270 for less than that. i have a hard time imagining they perform better than the Mizuno. handle fit and finish is probably better on the Henckels Kramer, admittedly.

Mattias504
04-18-2011, 10:41 PM
I agree with you totally. What you are paying for essentially is the "fancy" Kramer handle reproduction. I would rather the Mizuno at that price point. Several other knives actually. DT ITK western comes to mind..

so_sleepy
04-18-2011, 11:54 PM
you can get a Mizuno 270 for less than that. i have a hard time imagining they perform better than the Mizuno. handle fit and finish is probably better on the Henckels Kramer, admittedly.

Luckily, you don't have to imagine since you will be able to handle the Henckels-Kramer and compare it to your Mizuno at Sur La Table.

EdipisReks
04-19-2011, 10:30 AM
Luckily, you don't have to imagine since you will be able to handle the Henckels-Kramer and compare it to your Mizuno at Sur La Table.

i doubt they'd let me sharpen the Henckels-Kramer though...

Rottman
04-19-2011, 07:32 PM
i doubt they'd let me sharpen the Henckels-Kramer though...

Give it a try. Take a couple of stones in your soaking container and go to the store....

kalaeb
04-19-2011, 09:21 PM
It has to be better than the Chefs Choice that Sur La Table uses :dance:. lol