*Update: This piece is one of the last available collaboration pieces between Bob Kramer and Tom Ferry. Tom has left the Kramer Knives team to focus on other projects. We wish him well in his future endeavors! If you would like to stay up to date with Tom, you can follow him on Facebook and Instagram @TomFerryStudios
Queen Bee is a 10″ chef’s knife with all the bells and whistles. It has eight 24k gold hand-engraved bees, a Damascus blade with puzzle welds of flowers made from 1080 and 15N20 tool steel, and a stainless steel handle. All the engraving is the work of, you guessed it, Tom Ferry.
For the bees, building the storage system for their food supply is no easy task! Honeybees work day and night to make intricate and phenomenal honeycomb. The work ethic, organized social structure, and efficient storage design are only a few reasons to cherish the mighty bee. It takes a lot to keep the hive in working order, and this knife is our representation of that ideology. The blade depicts worker bees gathering nectar while others tend to the queen.
Fun fact: to make 1 pound of honey, a standard hive has to visit 2 million flowers!
Many hours went into the creation of this piece, and we are excited about the final product. We designed an ebony stand so the viewer can enjoy a 360-degree view of the knife.
- The blade was made from steel similar to a fine Japanese sword. They need to be kept clean and dry or surface corrosion could occur.