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    Zwilling Kramer Essential

    Got the 10" chef's knife and 4" parer a couple days ago. The chef's knife came with a very small burr but was easily sharpened. Took a very nice edge. We'll see how long it lasts. F&F is flawless. The chef's knife weighs in at 285 grams so it's a little lighter than the ZK 52100 at 302 grams.Click image for larger version

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    For comparison, from top to bottom: Bob Kramer 9" chef's, ZK Damascus 10" chef's, ZK 52100 10" chef's, and ZK Essential 10" chefs.
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    Is the tip on the Essential as thin as the tip of the 52100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Is the tip on the Essential as thin as the tip of the 52100?
    Not quite although the distal taper on the tang is more pronounced on the Essential. Both are great cutters.
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    I'll take the top one!

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    I forgot to mention that the chef's knife came with bevels set at slightly less than 10 degrees per side.
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    what is the grind like on the zk and is it generally the same across the line?

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    I must admit I'm intrigued. How does it perform so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jer View Post
    what is the grind like on the zk and is it generally the same across the line?
    The chef's grind is slightly convex near the spine and edge and fairly flat in between. Don't know about the whole line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisew View Post
    I must admit I'm intrigued. How does it perform so far?
    I've only had it for a few days but I'm impressed. At this price point ($250) I think it's a steal. It performs as well or better than any other knife I own.
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