Yes. And I do agree that to succeed, one has to do an absolute best job one can. And to promote himself smartly. The write up Bob got, solicited or not, gave him exposure to general public no other top maker got. That probably what puts him apart from other top makers. Not the quality of his knives.Bob is a great communicator. Great job.
I work in sales and marketing for products that make Kramer knives look downright cheap, and being articulate and likeable has everything to do with it. One of the sales guys I used to work with who had a 200 million/year account told me his golden rule. People buy from people they like and people they see.I wonder, if what sets Bob Kramer apart from the other master knife makers, is that he has that warm personality which makes him likeable plus he is very articulate. It certainly doesn't hurt that he is a good spokesman for his products.
The carbon ones aren't going for much more than retail which is why Bob is letting Zwilling make them. If he only has time for 200 knives, he would rather be making 4k for it versus 1.5K especially when damascus blades only take a few more hours to make.Salty sold his used and it still hit $10k. And it's not like there are a ton of used ones out there.
Get the Zwilling version and send it to Dave for a tune up and use that for your test.
That's sing dollars, right? So around 80K US? I have friend who owns an mercedes E class in Singapore. I wonder how much that cost him. I'm sure he could afford a Kramer, but he has maids to cook for so he wouldn't need it.LOL you got me there.. Actually its 60k if you get a used 2007 model.. A new 1.6 Auto is about 105 now... Puts things in perspective doesn't it??
Does he want a personal chef that he would be willing to buy some Kramer's, Burke's, Devin's, Rader's, Pierre's, Ealy's, and Fowler's for?That's sing dollars, right? So around 80K US? I have friend who owns an mercedes E class in Singapore. I wonder how much that cost him. I'm sure he could afford a Kramer, but he has maids to cook for so he wouldn't need it.