I think we both are. How dare we do such a thing!
I think today's auction piece will go for at least $20,000.00. Like him or not, he just got a few lucky breaks, and took advantage of them. He is a good craftsman, and the breaks have required him to become a good businessman as well. The two don't often go hand in hand. I think it would be fun to sit around and drink a few beers and eat a few tacos with the guy. Your names might have been removed from his mailing list once you bought a knife, at least that's my understanding, even if you sold it later.
Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC
A few points here. First, there are few doubts that Bob is as good a businessman as he is a craftsman. Second, custom kitchen knife makers have to admit that Bob Kramer raised a profile for kitchen knives for everybody. When his knives sell for 20K, a knife under 1K seems like a steal.
So, if he can sell at those prices, good for him and good for everybody else who makes custom kitchen knives.
And for those who can't afford Kramer's knives, there are (and will soon be) plenty of alternatives for a fraction of a cost. The pie is tempting.
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People really should invest in their knives anyways. If you do it right, you will probably only buy one(unless you are one of us).
At 4:50pm EDT, with 22 hours left to bid, it stands at $8000.
Sweet knife. I hadn't seen him make a saya before this.
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