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    New Zwilling Kramer SG2

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    Got the ZK SG2 yesterday so I've had time to check a few things. Most of these pics show the ZK SG2 compared with the carbon ZK that I bought a year ago. The carbon ZK weighs 300 grams, the ZK SG2 weights 316 grams. Both are 61 mm at the heel. The carbon ZK has a better distal taper on the tang and towards the tip. The ZK SG2 tip is not very flexible while the carbon ZK tip is. Fit and finish on both are very good. The balance point on both knives is about .5 inches forward of the bolster. The ZK SG2 OOTB edge was quite good. The choil is nicely rounded and polished as is the spine.

    All in all, I like the ZK SG2 a lot. Is it worth $450? It is for me.
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    dean, thanks for posting this. I have a Kramer Meiji in SG2 and its one of my favorite knives. Doesn't get a lot of respect on this forum but that probably because few people have them. I don't know if i could swallow five bones through. You could be into a full custom randy Hass?

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    Looks good!
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    That looks very nice, the carbon version seems to have been pretty well received so it would be interesting to hear the comparison. But $450? that gets you a whole lot of knife, especially here

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    Thanks for posting this! It's hard to tell from my phone, but is the 52100 Kramer ground thinner than the SG2 one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Thanks for posting this! It's hard to tell from my phone, but is the 52100 Kramer ground thinner than the SG2 one?
    It does look like that. I guess it's to be expected...it is a clad knife afterall

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    I really like the dammy pattern on the cladding. If it were more like $250 I'd be very interested, but all the same I'm glad you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Thanks for posting this! It's hard to tell from my phone, but is the 52100 Kramer ground thinner than the SG2 one?
    Yes it is. I don't have a micrometer so I can't quantify that but it's pretty obvious just by looking at it. I haven't had the SG2 long enough to compare edge holding ability but I can say that the SG2 is a whole lot harder to sharpen. As I said before, the SG2 OOTB edge was good but I could see scratches on the bevels that I wanted to remove. Three hours later I had the scratches removed and the edge back. The 52100 with the same initial condition took maybe 1/2 an hour. I'm a home cook so edge holding ability isn't a big deal but it's fun to play around and see what a knife will do.
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    do u own shun Kramer knife? how does the ZK SG2 compare with the shun Kramer sg2??

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    $450 for a damascus clad sg2 isn't expensive. Shuns in this steel are as much, Tanakas, Takeshis, all more expensive....plus you get 15% off for being in the culinary industry, and regular $10 coupons in the mail. That puts it at $370ish. Not bad at all.

    The Shun version was thick at the spine all the way to the tip. The ZKramers taper nicely. Plus, I found the Shun handles to be too large.
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