The Kai Shun Tim Mälzer-Santoku 18 cm was designed by top chef Tim Mälzer. The Santoku is a chef’s knife from Japan. In Japan the knife is mostly used to prepare sushi. This knife shouldn’t be missing from your kitchen. All in all a stunning, functional knife to love.
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. The handle is made from brown walnut wood and feels great in hand.
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.