Bob Kramer is a renewed American bladesmith based in Bellingham, Washington. He is considered one of the greatest American knifemakers. Kramer by Zwilling knives are based on Kramer's knife profile, and made in Japan with high Japanese standards. Founded nearly three centuries ago in Germany, Zwiling J.A. Henckels has become one of the largest manufacturers of kitchen knives, scissors and kitchenware. Currently, the Zwilling Group owns two factories in Seki, Japan. Kramer by Zwilling and Miyabi knives are made in their Japanese factories.