The Kai Shun Premier Tim Mälzer chef’s knife, 20 cm is one of the many kitchen knives from the Tim Mälzer collection from the Japanese Kai. A unique collection that is characterized by a stunning blade and a striking design. Due to the blade length and height this knife is perfect when cutting vegetables, fruit, meat and fish. But also finely chopping herbs, crushing pepper corns and peeling cloves of garlic is a piece of cake. This knife is amazing to behold and amazing to use.
Kai Shun Tim Mälzer blade
The Kai Shun Tim Mälzer knives are enhanced with Kai’s famous Damascus layered steel construction, combined with a very hard core made from VG-MAX steel. The blade is hammered by hand according to Japanese tradition. This technique is called tsuchime. It not only leaves you with a razor-sharp knife and a stunning design, it also makes sure nothing sticks to the blade. The core of the blade is enhanced with 32 layers of stainless damascus steel on the outside. The hardness of these knives is 61 ±1 HRC, which is exceptionally hard. As such this knife retains its sharpness for a long time.
Kai Shun Tim Mälzer handle
The handle feels great in hand, both for left and right-handed users. A stunning detail is the Tim Mälzer logo at the end of the handle. All-in all a stunning, functional knife to love.
Kai Shun: maintenance and cleaning
To make sure the Kai Sun Tim Mälzer knives retain their sharpness there are some things to take into account. If you want to learn more about maintaining Japanese knives please check out our article about maintaining a Japanese kitchen knife
Japanese craftsmanship and German decency
A famous saying from tv-chef Tim Mälzer formed the basis for developing this collection of kitchen knives. He said: ‘A good knife doesn’t only make your job easier, it also determines the result.’ As such each knife in this collection, from bread knife to santoku, is produced as a professional cutting tool. Each blade shape is amazing to use thanks to the remarkable symmetrical shape of the handle. Perfect for both left and right-handed use.