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    What would you do if you got "THE" Call?

    What would you do if you actually got a call from the Kramer Lottery?

    Ever since I started "Knife Nutting" I have wanted a Kramer and I have the utmost respect for his abilities as a knife maker, I think he is up there with the best.

    But lately it feels like i've been waiting forever on the list, at current prices I don't know if I could afford one if I ever got "the" Call (or E-mail I guess).

    I keep getting e-mails and there are more "ready mades" and "auctions" but the last lottery was in March? Does anyone know how many names they pull and what our chances are?

    Anyone?

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    I used to be all gung ho on Kramer but I am getting to the point where I think I would rather spend the money on several knives from some of the vendors on this site than burn it on one knife. Scott's experience also is a little disappointing too when you ask for something specific (ie type of damascus or style of knife) and the vendor won't do it for you. My feeling would be that if I had to wait three years for a knife and I am paying several thousand for it that it be what I want and if I have to wait another few months for him to produce the Damascus billet then so be it. I doubt Hoss, Bill, Pierre, Randy x2, Will or Michael Rader / David Lisch would be that way with a customer.

    I don't hold anything against him for marketing his product well or for garnering the price he gets, But I see the vendors here putting out a product that I want just as bad if not more (not to mention fantastic Japanese producers that I could dress up with a new handle if need be). I also don't foresee that the resale value will hold out long term.

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    Well, I got the call as well and I am just not interested anymore. For the money, I tend to want to support our local guys. I think if I spent that kind of money, I would quickly think, *** did I just spend my money on? I could have gotten three green eggs, four custom knifes, another dog and a lifetime of vet care, and paid off my car loan. Just my personal thing of course; everyone's priority is different...
    Everywhere you go, there you are.

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    I would yawn.
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    I feel the same way... I was just feel a bit dissapointed with the whole experience thats all! I completely agree... Support our knifemakers I say!

    I recently had a really good experience with Randy H., Pierre and Bill B. I cant say enough good things about them (and hope to do the same with others in the future) If they are willing to work with us... Well, the answer is right here, isnt it?


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    I'd buy it, wait awhile and then flip it. Having a Kramer holds no interest for me.

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    I wouldn't go for it...but that's not saying a lot as I've never been a Kramer fan (caveat...I've never owned one...only spent about 10 minutes with a custom once). IF...in a dream world I had the $$ set aside for one, I'd be ordering even more from the guys here on KKF.

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    I've never had the desire to own one of his knives.

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    If I had the cash to drop I would put it in a 521 plan for my kids education.

    I will be the first to admit when I first got into high end knives I put my name on the list, but now I know a little better (not much, but a little more than I did).

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    I'd give the spot to someone on here who wanted it.
    Or I'd flip it.

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