King of the Knife

Bob Kramer, the legendary knife creator, will be at Sur La Table in Santa Rosa on June 22, 2014

Bob Kramer, the legendary knife creator, will be at Sur La Table in Santa Rosa on June 22, 2014

Having the legendary bladesmith Bob Kramer teach a knife skills class at Sur La Table in Santa Rosa is sort of like having Meryl Streep teach a beginning acting class in your backyard.

The Olympia-based master bladesmith is so revered by chefs that his hand-forged knives command up to $10,000 a piece, with a waiting list more than three years long. But there’s still hope for the home chef.

Kramer has partnered with German knife-company Zwilling J.A. Henckels and Sur La Table to create a more-affordable line of stainless and carbon steel knives costing between $130 and $250 a pop, depending on the quality and size. Which may sounds like a lot to the average Joe, but knife junkies know its a steal for some serious steel. Without the wait.

Bob Kramer Knife Essentials, noon to 2:30p.m., June 22, 2014 Sur La Table, 2323 Magowan Dr., Santa Rosa, (707) 566-9823. Registration required, $69 per person.

Author: biteclub

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