Zwilling Kramers available for pre-order on SLT

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  1. May 11, 2011 #31

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    Austin huh? We should hook up some time.
     
  2. May 11, 2011 #32

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    Michael:

    Every building that I've worked in since I moved back here in '98 has that warning in the lobby. :slaphead:
     
  3. May 11, 2011 #33

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    When he was holding classes for his Shun knives, at some locations, you would receive a sharpening stone (King if I recall) and some other swag. But, those classes weren't free.
     
  4. May 11, 2011 #34

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    These are not free - $100/ person. That's a bit more then one of their regular cooking classes, but they are throwing in their "Knives Cooks Love" book 'for free' :slaphead:

    I took one of their knife skills classes 5-6 years ago; it was okay but not great. I'm hoping to learn something from Bob, though. Signed up my wife as well, so she can meet a celebrity. :happy2: I hope it's not a letdown after seeing all the other famous knife makers at the ECG 2 weeks earlier :cool2:
     
  5. May 11, 2011 #35

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    Is there any reason to be more excited for these than we were for the Shun knockoffs?
     
  6. May 11, 2011 #36

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    Its a closer replica of his knives made of the same material his normal knives are. The shun Kramers really only share a profile with the real ones.
     
  7. May 12, 2011 #37

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    Sure, I'm up North. But the only thing I have that you might not have seen is my new Delbert Ealy gyuto.
     
  8. May 12, 2011 #38

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    What are the odds that Williams Sonoma will get a 52100 Meji in six months?
     
  9. May 12, 2011 #39

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    I live up North also in Cedar Park near Lake Travis. I don't have anything really cool except for the DT bubble wrap suji I've been working on for the last zillion months.
     
  10. May 12, 2011 #40

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    I mean I gotta say I find it intriguing. After they come out and if someone with a real Kramer gets and reviews one of these and says performance is at least similar and the grind is good, I would consider buying one. I mean, lets face it, I'm never going to afford/want to spend 5k for the real thing.

    I guess we will find out around the end of the month.
     
  11. May 12, 2011 #41

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    A real Kramer 10" 52100 knife is only $1,500 at today's rate.
     
  12. May 12, 2011 #42

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    man i can only imagine what one of those would be like after a tune up from dave.....i can't imagine henkels got the grind just like bob would....i wonder how they would perform.....if i had th emoney i'd buy one for sure.....pricy though....ryan
     
  13. May 12, 2011 #43

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    I'll be attending. Hehe.
     
  14. May 12, 2011 #44

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    I might make a road trip just for the fireworks...
     
  15. May 12, 2011 #45

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    And for that money, I'd rather get something from Devin or one of the guys that contribute to the forum and are a part of this community.
     
  16. May 12, 2011 #46

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    Are you planning on showing up with a knife roll full of Nehoni's, Devin's, Rader's, Masamoto's, Mizuno's, Fowler's, and Ealy's and then playing dumb?
     
  17. May 12, 2011 #47

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    Depending on when my local SLT gets these, I might have to bring to ECG, and you can all poke and prod (and use and sharpen) it all you like.
     
  18. May 12, 2011 #48

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    No. Just playing dumb.

    Honestly though, I hope he'll accept my invitation to show him around town, talk knives and stop and see NoChop.
     
  19. May 12, 2011 #49

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    I must say that it is exciting to see a major knife company actually producing carbon steel knives again. Hopefully this is a trend towards bettering the general public. Also, the more I look at these, the more I kinda want one. It would be cool to see some Meiji's like this later down the line.
     
  20. May 12, 2011 #50

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    My guess is I'll end up buying one.

    Then I'll invite him out.
     
  21. May 12, 2011 #51

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    Good to know. We'll definitely get an honest review from you.
     
  22. May 12, 2011 #52

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    I wonder what they are going to do with all the knives that get returned by all the little rich kids who freak out when they rust. I will take one of those for half price, polish it up and call it good.
     
  23. May 12, 2011 #53

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    You don't want to know what SLT does with returned items.
     
  24. May 12, 2011 #54

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    They throw them in the garbage out back.....I did it many times.
     
  25. May 12, 2011 #55

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    I smell business opportunity! Haha
     
  26. May 12, 2011 #56

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    Where's that dumpster?
    *googles SLT*
     
  27. May 12, 2011 #57

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    really? wow.
     
  28. May 13, 2011 #58

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    Yep, if the RTV says no, then its gotta go! Most knives get the yes from the vendors though and are sent back to the manufacturer regardless of the shape they are in though, as are a lot of the more expensive cookware like LC and Staubs.
     
  29. May 13, 2011 #59

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    Yep. Most knives go back to the OEM, as do electronics, but pretty much everything else is supposed to be "destroyed". They dont want employees taking **** home and selling it on ebay so everything is supposed to be tossed.
     

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