Bob Kramer’s “Essential Line”
By Sur La Table
This video is a supplement to The Kitchen Bladesmith
Bob Kramer has relentlessly pursued cutlery excellence for over twenty years. From his humble beginnings in professional kitchens to his becoming one of just over 100 ABS-certified master bladesmiths, Bob has been driven by one goal: to create the perfect kitchen knife. The only master bladesmith to specialize in kitchen cutlery, Bob holds a simple knifemaking philosophy: start with the highest-grade materials available, temper to the perfect hardness, and establish blade geometries and handle shapes designed around actual use. Combining his love of cooking with his decades of knifemaking experience, Bob’s knives are designed to be the best kitchen knives in the world.