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Thread: Kramer Knife Auction

  1. #51
    Subjective opinons is of no importance.

    Bob will continue to have buyers and price will rice. Salty is just a another capitalist investing in a knife for selling with a huge profit.
    Its a buy and sell marked out there, and for Kramer the market is Global. Im glad he is around cause it gives focus on knifemaking as a proffesion.
    There are over 1 million potential byers out there, and if i.e Bob, Bill and Devin combined the making they would maximum make 200 knives a year. It will take a LOT of years for those to just please 10 % of the buyers out there

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    I hope whoever purchased this knife uses it and doesn't lock it away forever. It would be like buying a 1965 Shelby 350 GT and keeping it in the garage and never taking it for a drive.

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    Are there a million people in the world who would buy a $13,000 knife? I doubt it...
    Also, doesn't bob alone make 200 knives a year?

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    All I know is that Burke makes 50-60 knives a year.
    And Burke is imho one of the top 3 knifemakers in the world.

    And yes, there are 1 million potential buyers in the world. A lot of people have a lot of dollars and interest for design
    But as shankster I hope the owners take it for a spinn

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    To me basically he's like a Bugatti, and we're a bunch of Mustang owners. Every now and then one of us buys a 'vette or a Porsche; but, ultimately, will never afford the likes of his craftsmanship. Does this mean I wont buy the new Road & Track mag featuring the Bugatti on the front page and drool over it? I guess one can dream... and if one wants, they can pick up a Henckels Kramer, right? Maybe the equivalent of an Audi; (tagged as a "babybugatti" by Motor Trend.)

    In the end, 99.999% of us aren't even close to his target demo....
    maybe he should start marketing posters, t-shirts, and bumper stickers that proclaim, "my other knife is a Bob Kramer"! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by NO ChoP! View Post
    In the end, 99.999% of us aren't even close to his target demo....
    maybe he should start marketing posters, t-shirts, and bumper stickers that proclaim, "my other knife is a Bob Kramer"! LOL
    This.

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    Ha ha. "My other knife is a Bob Kramer." I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    This.
    I think these type of threads are becoming more and more boring.
    Success and envy go hand-in-hand. Bob Kramer will not please everybody.
    If you can't afford Kramer look for alternatives. What his knives are worth are for others to decide. Lets move on and talk about knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Rader View Post
    Ha ha. "My other knife is a Bob Kramer." I love it.
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    Better than "My other knife is a Cutco."

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    You know, sometimes its just hard for me to keep my mouth shut, so here goes.
    I am happy for Bob, it is rare in this business for any of us to recieve the kind of notoriety that he has recieved. I do not agree with all of the this that Bob does, but I get to learn, and I do things a bit differently. No matter how good my knives are I see myself as an average working guy. My dad wanted to be a farmer, but thanks to some bad luck, wound up working in a factory. I was a little luckier in that I actually get to do what I love to do. To make really high quality knives is not a cake walk, and some days are downright brutal, I worked a 13 hour day yesterday forging damascus, and at the end I was tired sore and dirty. I can say right now that I will never offer up a knife for auction. I am working to provide a comfortable life for my family, and since I have 1 teenager already, and will soon have more a bump in my income for a used car and insurance certianly won't hurt. I know at some point there may come a time that I raise my prices above what they are now, but I always think long and hard about that and I still want to make knives that I consider a good value for the money. I am happy to have found you guys, and am grateful that you have welcomed me into your community.

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