Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Dec 5, 2005
Kurt Cobain's cardigan commanded copious cash
^^ From Post #2 in this cool thread. Less than two days to go. and it's at $27,500I agree. This knife is ALL over the internet in articles about his possessions auction (Over 200 lots). However, the NYT got it right:
"The knife for sale, which is expected to fetch the highest price of any lot, is a Bob Kramer steel and meteorite from Campo de Cielo in South America, which Mr. Kramer made for Mr. Bourdain and gave to him in 2016."
I predict $40k. It could go much higher. Direct info here.
Most of the stuff I don't know enough to comment on, but some of the items were drastically under-priced, regardless of who owned it. A $5-8K estimate on a Patek Phillipe, or $800-1200 on a Rolex?To my eye, that seems to suggest that the high dollar value comes in large part from the fact that Bourdain owned it
You may be correct in that it was underpriced, but it's hard to tell. I'd like to believe that whomever appraised that stuff would have some minimal level of expertise that would at least get them in the ballpark of the actual values of the items. All we have is some very generalized description with no guarantees that anything is in working condition or will remain in working condition. In general though, I do agree that a properly working Panerai watch or a Patek Phillipe watch should be able to bring in more that what those particular pieces are valued at in the auction.Most of the stuff I don't know enough to comment on, but some of the items were drastically under-priced, regardless of who owned it. A $5-8K estimate on a Patek Phillipe, or $800-1200 on a Rolex?
Was not expecting it to go this high, I figured 25-40k. Goes to show just how well known and wanted kramer knives are. Throwing in a celeb owner just took it through the roof though. I mean this is one of Kramer's lower end knives over the last 5 years. Yet used, is reaching the point some of the more recent Kramer/ferry collabs sell for. Def resting my case on kramer being the most well known mastersmith in history... hell just this one knife of his now has more pr than 90% of masters will get in an entire lifetime.