Master Blacksmith Bob Kramer is Visiting Vancouver!

May 02, 2018 2 min read 0 Comments

Master Blacksmith Bob Kramer is Visiting Vancouver!

Knifewear Vancouver - 4215 Main Street
May 15th
2pm to 4pm - Sharpening Demo/Interview Filming
4pm to 6pm - Customer Q&A

We are thrilled to have Master Blacksmith Bob Kramer in the store for a sharpening demo/interview 
with Knifewear owner Kevin Kent as well as a customer Q&A, on the afternoon of May 15th. Both Kevin and Bob come from professional kitchen backgrounds and wanted to improve the quality of the knives that cooks and chefs used, so we hope these two knife nerds will find some common ground and have an entertaining conversation for us to eavesdrop on. If you aren't able to make it down, the video of the conversation will be available on our website after the fact. 

Bob Kramer spent ten years working in professional kitchens. During that time he noticed that chefs didn't know how to properly keep their knives sharp. Seeing a chance to improve their work lives he started sharpening knives on the side, promising them, “if I don’t make them better than new, you don’t have to pay.” Once he got into sharpening, Bob Kramer needed know more, leading him right to the root of his obsession: How do I learn to make great kitchen knives? That was 1994. Jump ahead a couple decades and Bob Kramer makes some of the most sought-after knives in the world, and has teamed up with Zwilling to design knives that we are very proud to carry

If you're planning on coming by, please R.S.V.P. on Eventbrite so we know how much beer to buy! 

If you're unfamiliar with Bob Kramer’s work, or want to know more about the man, this video with Anthony Bourdian is a brilliant primer.



Adam Zarycki
Adam Zarycki

Adam has been in the culinary industry for ten years now. He’s a vegan, a husband, and he’s heavily invested in animal rescuing. Adam is also our resident axe nerd. If you ever have questions about axes or a good recipe without meat, he's the man to talk to!