New Affordable Kramer Shokunin knives

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  1. May 14, 2019 #1

    Dxtreme

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    I'm not sure that, for a Nakiri, I would use the word "affordable" when the starting price is $1,600… :)
     
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    What's the difference between first tier and second tier other than pricing??? Can't find an explanation...
     
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    I refuse to pay that much for anything which has not got a bathroom, kitchen & at least one bedroom. Or an engine.
     
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    And i bet they don't even tell you who the "sharpener" is;)
     
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    Yeah, its just way out of hand. There is so many other knives i would buy, before spending that on those.
     
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    "each one is finished out and hand-sharpened by Bob." Looks like bob is doing it. Too rich for my blood tho. I'd assume first and second tier have to do with F&F?
     
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    Bob can do an awful lot of work, schizophrenia is good for this.
     
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    I guess you have never been married? :D
     
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    My bad, who's grinding them? For some reason i don't see Bob upping his personal knife production, marketing aside. No doubt i could be wrong but color me skeptical:) Muteki anyone?
     
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    I have. Learned my lesson. Girl with a business school degree who works at the bank where you have your joint account + business accounts- and insists they were trained to handle money better than you? Can *#$@ you DEEP.
     
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    cmon ppl, this couldnt be as bad as that $12k JNS kato samurai shogun knife that was sold within minutes. That thing doesnt even come with an handle.
     
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    Which one was that? I see a $12k one that comes with three handles, and a 1.2k one that doesnt
     
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    Second tier comes with Wi-Fi.
     
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    Roflmao, one on bst already...can't believe someone bought 2 nakiri... anybody wonder why they're priced so stupidly.
     
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    That was a quick flip lol
     
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    I'm makin' me some popcorn.
     
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    I think I understand what the smith and the (traditional) sharpener does. But what is the guy doing when he “finishes out” the knife?

    Is this just some marketing ploy to sell a factory made knife but give it some cache? Is it so ambiguous as to have no real meaning?
     
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    Marketing-speak for “puts it in the box”
     
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    The next evolution of a pre sale: The pre flip.
     
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    It's a pre crime.
     
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    Let’s not go there. I just was just thinking about buying and flipping at some point in the future (maybe a nice limited edition finished by Shun san?) and I don’t want to get kicked off KKF for the thought. #wheredoesitend

    Edit: this was a Minority Report reference, as was Interapid's post I assume. I'm not planning to flip anything. Please don't judge me, other than for my taste in movies.
     
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    ******** and then flipping some ********
     
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    Well in that case, I'm gonna hold out for Tier 3 in hopes that it comes with a sex toy attachment. Preferable to being screwed by a flipper as would seem the sentiment here...? o_O
     
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    FTW!
     
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    I think you've also found the perfect combination of two really great things that when combined together become really scary.
     
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    Looks like an old cane fishing pole.
     
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    I just deleted a longish rant. It can be distilled down to two sentences:

    Poor value if buying as a tool.

    Not to my taste if buying as art.

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    And if buying as an INVESTMENT? Well, wanna believe, believe. No wanna believe? No believe!
     
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    Seems like a great "investment" to those who jumped in and bought a couple of them, and are hoping to resell like they are full Kramer customs before they even take delivery. But this knife line will be easier to obtain, and the japanese styles may not appear as much to the Wall Street accumulators, so hopefully the value of these is not any/ much higher then they are being sold for by Kramer.
     
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    When purchasing this Nakiri with random Damascus pattern, I struggled to choose between the Blackwood and Cocobolo handles. Cocobolo looks more ornate and seems to go well with the plain blade, the simplicity and understated nature of Blackwood seem to complement the Damascus blade nicely. For me, this knife is more about art than function (for which a $200 knife will surely suffice). I also read that some people have severe allergic reactions to Cocobolo. From an artistic standpoint, what do others think about the handles? If you were going to buy one, which would you choose and why? (I understand from the comments above that many have no intention of ever buying one.)
     
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