The core of the Shun Premier blade is made of extremely hard VG Max steel and is sheathed in 32 layers of Damascus steel. This combination of different types of steel makes the edge hard and elastic at the same time. The blade, which is ground on both sides, is comfortable to handle due to its light weight and guarantees a clean and precise cut. The applied hammerblow surface –
known in Japan as Tsuchime - not only has aesthetic reasons, but also facilitates, thanks to the small air cushions created, the release of the cut material from the blade.
Thanks to its symmetrical shape, it is suitable for both left- and right-handed users. A continuous tang ensures stability and balance whilst cutting. As a special touch, the handle's end has been engraved with Tim Mälzer's bull's head, the professional chef's trademark.
Shun Premier Tim Mälzer
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The Lucky Number
Limited to 5,555 pieces worldwide: The TDM-1784
Kiritsuke knife will be released in mid-2023 and has been named
"The Lucky Number".
With the exclusive collector's item, KAI and Tim Mälzer celebrate
their 13 years of friendship and cooperation this year.
cooperation. And since this number stands for luck in the home country of the Japanese cutlery manufacturer, the unusual anniversary is duly honored with a product highlight for the joint Shun Premier Tim Mälzer series. The anniversary knife with the blade shape "Kiritsuke" in 15 cm length has a matte handle unique for the Shun Premier series. In addition, each knife bears an exclusive "13 - The Lucky Edition" logo and is engraved with a serial number.
with a serial number engraved on the bolster of the handle. Already now is clear, this edition remains for all time a special and certainly coveted unique KAI.
Knives are put under a lot of strain in continuous daily use and even the best blade loses its sharpness over time.
KAI offers a wide range of sharpening and care products to give knives the optimum finish for a maximally sharp blade over many years: From ceramic-bonded whetstones for the traditional Japanese and professional way of sharpening to diamond and ceramic sharpeners to sophisticated blade care and more.
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