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ZWILLING Bob Kramer Meiji 8-inch, Chef's Knife

$249.99
$319.99
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Experience the best of the East and West, designed by a knife-making legend

  • Crafted from FC61 fine carbide steel
  • Etched ladder Damascus pattern designed by Kramer
  • Ergonomic charcoal Pakkawood handle
KRAMER by ZWILLING Meiji 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 192.
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Description

The Kramer by ZWILLING Meiji knife series is a collaboration between ZWILLING and Bob Kramer, the first Master Bladesmith to specialize in kitchen cutlery. The 8-inch chef’s knife is a reliable, all-rounder knife, perfect for almost every kitchen task. Chop herbs, dice onions, and mince garlic with this workhorse blade in the kitchen.

Handcrafted in Seki, Japan, these forged knives are made with exceptional craftsmanship and expertise. The potent core of FC61 fine carbide stainless steel is protected by 100 layers of nickel and stainless steel. Beneath its distinctive exterior, Kramer’s stunning etched ladder Damascus pattern provides superior durability. Thanks to an innovative, ice-hardened process, the FRIODURx2® blades offer remarkable durability, sharpness, and cutting performance.

The ergonomic charcoal Pakkawood handles have a complex curvature that mirrors the palm, ensuring a secure and supremely comfortable grip. Exquisite to hold and behold, the striking handles feature a decorative center pin handcrafted in Kramer’s Washington state workshop.

  • Handcrafted in Seki, Japan
  • Designed to fit Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer’s exacting specifications
  • Crafted from FC61 fine carbide steel
  • Ice-hardened FRIODURx2® blade offers exceptional durability, cutting edge retention, and corrosion resistance
  • Polished blade has a distinctive etched ladder Damascus pattern designed by Kramer
  • Hand-honed Honbazuke blade boasts scalpel-like sharpness
  • Authentic, thin Japanese blade profile
  • Full tang construction provides perfect balance and superior durability
  • Ergonomic D-shaped handle nestles comfortably in the hand
  • Charcoal pakkawood handle features a signature Bob Kramer mosaic pin made in his Washington state workshop

Specifications

  • Item no. 38261-203
Characteristics
  • Color: brown
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Substance: FC61
  • Type of handle: concealed tang
  • Type of edge: fine edge
  • Edge finishing: Honbazuke edge
  • Manufacturing method: welded
  • Blade hardness (HRC): 61 HRC
  • Colour handle: brown
  • Substance handle: pakka Wood
Measurements
  • Net weight: 0.49 lbs
  • Length of product: 14.02 in
  • Width of product: 1.10 in
  • Height of product: 2.28 in
  • Blade length: 7.87 in
  • Handle length: 5.31 in
  • Handle width: 1.02 in
ZWILLING Bob Kramer Meiji 8-inch, Chef's Knife
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KRAMER by ZWILLING Meiji 8-inch Chef's Knife is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 192.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chopper This 6-inch chef's knife, with the wider blade, is reminiscent of a Japanese butchery knife. It is fluid and responsive. I like it for boning fish with a tougher skin and bigger bones. Great for chopping vegs and cubing meat. The beefier handle feels good in my hand. The Meiji line is as tough as it is beautiful. Made of 101 layers of steel, and ice hardened in the process, this knife will work hundreds of menus before it needs to be sharpened. The patterned blade is signals the Damascus-style layering. The bright stainless is eye catching. The handle is a little longer than traditional handles. Great for larger hands or folks who don't use a pinch grip.
Date published: 2020-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When art meets function! I’m always searching for the next knife. I have rather large hands and it’s difficult to find a knife that fits my hand without a compromise on weight. the Meji 8in chefs knife is in my opinion is in the master class of knives. I love this knife! It glides rather than cuts! While I think this knife is near perfection, I think it is important to mention that this knife is rather large, has a d-shape handle, and is pricey. Despite the concerns above, if you are looking for a knife that will easily become a loved piece of art and functionality in your household, look no further. This knife is everything I expected and more!
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wide Blade Chef, A Powerful Knife! Meiji collection knife has wide blade, outstanding for large size food, meat, vegetables and fruits. I liked this 6" knife wide blade my daily prep knife, because it is less effort for me to go in and out cutting and slicing food. Its potent core of FC61 fine carbide stainless steel is protected by 100 layers of nickel and stainless steel. Blades offer remarkable durability, sharpness, and cutting performance. The ergonomic charcoal Pakkawood handles is more comfortable for left handed cook. Damascus pattern on the knife provides added durability, helps prevent food from sticking.
Date published: 2020-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feel Good Grip The right size for me with everyday home use, has a nice balance as well for my grip/hands.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty and Braun The Meiji line is as tough as it is beautiful. Made of 101 layers of steel, and ice hardened in the process, this tough knife will work hundreds of menus before it needs to be sharpened. The patterned blade is reminiscent of Damascus layering. The bright stainless is eye catching. I smile whenever I use one. The handle is a little longer than traditional handles. Great for larger hands or folks who don't use a pinch grip. The 8-inch chef's knife isn't 'over-arc-ed'; has just enough curve for my liking.
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This beautiful knife designed by Master Blade Smith Bob Kramer is a work of art. With 100 layers of ladder Damascus surrounding a FC 61 core this knife is built to last. The exaggerated D shape of the handle is designed to feel secure in both the left and the right hand. These are well balanced yet light weight knives that cut with precision and ease. This knife feels so light for it's size. The thicker handle helps make this knife feel very secure in the hand and during use.
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feel like a professional in your own kitchen using this razor sharp ten inch chef's knife. This length is wonderful when you need the extra blade reach on large cutting tasks. The core of this knife is made from FC61 steel and the edge is hand finished in the Honbazuke process which is a three step process to achieve the finest edge. Ice hardened so you don't need to worry about cracks and chips. You will marvel at the performance of this don't need to worry about cracks and chips. You will marvel at the performance of this knife, no cutting fatigue whatsoever.
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Chef's Knife So Far! Beautiful Damascus, perfect balance, laser sharp edge, great feel in hand! Only concern is tiny gaps where the tang meets the bolster. Other than that, this is one knife that will stay in my collection for life!
Date published: 2023-10-07
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Can you Rock chop with this knife? Ive been told you cant with japanese style blades

Asked by: Iceman97
Yes!
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2023-06-27

Should the wood handle be rubbed with oil every once in a while for maintenance? Or is treatment on it good enough to hold up over time?

Asked by: eguo
You can treat the handle with mineral or camellia oil as needed.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2020-12-01

Does this knife have equal 15 degree angles on both sides or only one? 

Asked by: Patrick1996
The blade angle for this knife is 9.5-12° on each side.
Answered by: ZWILLING
Date published: 2018-09-30
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