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Jan 26, 2011 02:40 PM

Bob Kramer Knives

Can anyone tell me how much Bob Kramer charges for one of his 8" chef knives(retail not ebay)?

And by retail I mean directly from his webste.

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  1. As far as I know, he is not taking new orders at this time due to the length of his waiting list.

    As such, there is no price I can quote. The prices on ebay (I saw one upwards of 12k recently, and others in the 8-10k range, all damascus, custom I think) are as good of a barometer as any on what you'll have to pay if he begins taking orders again.

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    1. re: cowboyardee

      When will your knife come? When will the baby come?

      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        Actually Chem, the knife (not a Kramer, so as not to confuse others) showed up late yesterday. Woot! I'm taking a bit of time to play with it, but i'll give it a full review in the near future.

        The baby is not due until march 22nd. Less than 2 months.

        1. re: cowboyardee

          "Woot! I'm taking a bit of time to play with it"

          Awesome. Please-please write a review. It does not have to be long (sometime writing a long review discourage people from even starting)

          I like babies. They are cool.

    2. Well, Bob Kramer "used to" charge ~$150 per inch for straight carbon steel blade and $400 per inch for Damascus Steel blade. That is assuming you don't ask for any special specification.

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      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        Thanks chem.
        So about $1200.00 US plus for the straight carbon steel.
        Congrats cowboy on the new knife and the upcoming bundle of joy!
        I realize that Kramer is not taking orders but he is having a "lottery" to see who can buy one of his knives so seeing that I have a very,very slim chance of being picked I was just curious. :)

        1. re: petek

          :) $1200 probably is on the basic model. I saw him selling (not through eBay) a 10" knife through lottery for $1800, but anyway, yeah, let us know if you get to buy a Kramer.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            I'm not holding my breath,I'll have to win my local lottery first to be able to afford a Kramer.

            1. re: petek


              "...he is having a "lottery" to see who can buy one of his knives"

              "...I'll have to win my local lottery first to be able to afford a Kramer."

              You have to win two lotteries? :P

              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                Stranger things have happened.
                Maybe the lottery gods will finally smile upon me..

        2. re: Chemicalkinetics

          From his most recent sale notice:

          $625 an inch for the 9" damascus
          $344 an inch for the 8" straight steel

          (If I did my math correctly - and some of that cost could be the handles, not sure)

          1. re: thimes

            Just checked. Nice. Thanks for the information.

            1. re: thimes

              So you enter a lottery and if you "win" you get the right to buy a knife for $6000. +
              P.T. Barnum would love this. Next up, raffle to buy a bridge in Brooklyn.

              1. re: BluPlateSpec

                yes - that is the strange truth. Even more ironic I think Bob Kramer used to be a circus clown! haha

                But, fortunate for him, his work is in demand enough and takes long enough to produce that that is how he now has to run his sales.

                It's kind of impressive when you sit back and think about it.

                1. re: BluPlateSpec

                  Try shopping for a Hermes Birkin bag.