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Zwilling J.A. Henckels
Bob Kramer Carbon Steel 7-Piece Block Set

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Set includes five essential knives and a sharpening steel, all displayed on an elegant magnetic easel block to help prevent moisture from causing rust or patina on the blades. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Includes: Sharpening steel, 8" chef's, 10" bread, 5"utility, 3½" paring knife, 9" slicer and block Care: Hand wash; please do not clean with bleach or chlorine Material: High-carbon steel, African blackwood and brass Warranty: Lifetime warranty FEATURES Bob Kramer is one of the few Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery Professional chefs wait years for a Kramer original We worked with the master himself and renowned knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels for this exquisite line of carbon steel knives made by artisans in Seki City, the Japanese knife-making capital since the 13th century Made using a carbon-steel formulation called 52100 for remarkable strength and unmatched edge retention Carbon steel is the first metal formulated to hold the razor-sharp, consistent edge required by modern chefs Heat-treated to a hardness of 61 Rockwell, so it comes sharp, stays sharp and is easy to maintain Blade is sharpened to 15° on each side of the 50/50 edge with the traditional three-step hand-honed edge Features a brass bolster for support Comfortable African blackwood handle mirrors the shape of your palm The full tang of the blade is tapered to Bob's precise specifications Triple-riveted for strength and control Signature brass decorative center pin is handcrafted by Bob himself The blade will develop the beautiful blue-gray patina prized by professional chefs. This heirloom-quality knife is easy to care for—just keep it clean and dry for a lifetime of unparalleled performance. Shop all Bob Kramer Carbon Steel » Read The New York Times article here. Food writer Josh Ozersky is also a pretty big fan of the Bob Kramer Carbon Steel collection