Kitchen Knife Series

SHUN Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo

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Based on an idea by television celebrity chef Tim Mälzer, these knives have emerged as a combination of a Japanese Santoku and a European kitchen knife. The name of the series refers to the texture of the blades, which is reminiscent of the surface of water (in Japanese “minamo”) in the rain. The blades are made of 32 layers of damask steel, providing maximum sharpness and a long-lasting edge retention. Thanks to its symmetric shape and slight curvature on the underside, the black coloured pakkawood handle rests well in the hand and is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed use.

Statement by the Jury

Due to their noble materiality and elegant design idiom, the knives of this series promote a very high-quality standard.

  • Manufacturer:
    Kai Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
  • Design:
    Tim Mälzer, Hamburg, Germany