As fun as it is to poke through Bourdains eclectic belongingsand there are some fascinating finds in here, from to a mounted on a standone of the most interesting items has to be the presented to Bourdain by . Kramer is among the worlds premiere bladesmiths, and the only one who specializes in kitchen knives; Bourdain revered Kramers products, and once to his Olympia, Washington, workshop to see the master at work.
Kramer made the knife for the famous chef out of steel and meteorite, presenting it to him with a certificate of authenticity on March 31, 2016. As the certificate describes, its a 10-inch European-style blade with cocobolo handle. (The included sheath is also cocobolo, an expensive Central American hardwood.) Still in good condition, it shows some oxidationthis is blade meant to be used, and it has been.
If this sounds like your next new knife, beware that the bidding is currently just below $11,000. Thats well over the expected $4000-6000, and the auction doesnt end until October 30. Forty percent of the proceeds from the auction will be donated by the Bourdain family to the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America, his alma mater.