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    Kramer Hinoki Cutting Boards

    I just got the Kramer e-mail about his hinoki boards (again). I remember a post back at KF about this board a year or so ago, but does anyone know who produces this board for Kramer? Just wondering.

    It would be kind of interesting to compare a custom order board that is similar to one that has the Kramer logo on it to see the price difference.

    http://kramerknives.com/news_email.html

    I was thinking Ozark West maybe as they are already pretty expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    I just got the Kramer e-mail about his hinoki boards (again). I remember a post back at KF about this board a year or so ago, but does anyone know who produces this board for Kramer? Just wondering.

    It would be kind of interesting to compare a custom order board that is similar to one that has the Kramer logo on it to see the price difference.

    http://kramerknives.com/news_email.html

    I was thinking Ozark West maybe as they are already pretty expensive.

    k.
    I think a while back Dave the Boardsmith posted a comment on KF regarding the Kramer board. Soft wood (Hinoki) combined with hard wood (walnut?) would likely wear out at a different rate, but ultimately, it's just another board, but this one comes with a big name surcharge.

    If you like a bit softer feel on your blades, go for cherry, otherwise all three most common types: cherry, maple, walnut are really kind to your edges. All are domestic woods and I guarantee you wont feel much difference on your knives perrormance.

    Unless you must have a Kramer board. But then you should also get a T-Shirt.

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    I'm not going for one. No way. I have enough board in my kitchen right now. The people who buy $10,000+ Kramer auction knives on eBay, however, they most likely do need this board.

    Just a t-shirt for me then

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    I was able to find a place in Japan that custom made me 4 hinoki cutting boards 16.5"x12"x1"thick for $300 including shipping to Canada.

    I`m not sure what Bob Kramer is charging but this should help you compare.

    For the most part I have had great results with these boards.
    The only time I have trouble is when I'm using my cleaver, the wood is so soft sometimes it sticks.

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    I don't know why anyone would buy a farmed out board from a guy who doesn't make boards for hundreds of dollars? Why not buy direct? It's like buying a garage from a car salesman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    I don't know why anyone would buy a farmed out board from a guy who doesn't make boards for hundreds of dollars? Why not buy direct? It's like buying a garage from a car salesman.
    Or like buying a car from a car salesman, haha.
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    Yeah it isn't custom, but it is immediately available which is good for people who want what they buy quickly.

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    Unlike mine, most Dave's boards are available within 2 weeks, which in the world of custom work, almost instant.


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    there's that "anti-bacterial properties" thing again, is that really true? I asked that question before at KF and if I remember correctly, most people thought that bacteria gets caught in between the grains and can't get oxygen so it just dies and so no contamination occur...

    so is that what he means by anti-bacterial properties? or does hinoki wood really does have enzymes or something in it that kills bacteria?

    Karlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    Unlike mine, most Dave's boards are available within 2 weeks, which in the world of custom work, almost instant.
    I've personal experience of both your work and Dave's, and what I will say at this point is that i was tremendously impressed by your work.

    However, I also know for a fact that what you stated in that sentence about the 2 week timeline can be extremely, terribly wrong

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