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KAI Shun Premier Tim Mälzer series

Shun Premier Tim Mälzer

The knives of the Shun Premier Tim Mälzer series are tools of superior quality and beautiful design. The Shun Premier Tim Mälzer series is brought to you by KAI, which is one of the biggest and most popular brands of Japanese kitchen knives. KAI knives are very well-known around the world for their superior quality, but with the knives of the Shun Premier Tim Malzer series, KAI has gone a step further.

Unique, original, dazzling... we can continue to add more adjectives to describe the Tim Malzer knives but words simply cannot express how great these knives are. If we talk about cutting performance, it is very difficult to find other kitchen knives in the market that could cut with so much ease and precision as the Kai Shun Premier knives

Now let's talk about their beauty: matchless. Simple like that. With top-quality blades that have a hammered and damascus effect plus ergonomically designed handles made of walnut wood, these knives are truly a piece of art. So don't wait anymore, choose the knife you need and equip your kitchen with the best quality of Japanese cutlery!

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KAI Shun Premier Tim Malzer series: Japanese knives like no other

"A good knife not only makes work easier but also helps to make cooking to turn out well." This phrase was said by the famous German cook Tim Malzer, and based on his thought is how the Kai Shun Premier Tim Malzer series came to existence. The kitchen knives from the Shun Premier Tim Malzer series are perfect for cooks who appreciate a cutting performance of superior quality and an exquisite design worthy of admiration.

Beautiful knives from the Kai Shun seriesThese knives are manufactured in Seki, Japan by KAI. This Japanese manufacturer has more than 100 years of experience in the field of kitchen knives and accessories, and its products are widely used by cooks all around the world. Kai knives are always chracterised for their great quality, but with the Shun Premier Tim Malzer knife range, Kai has exceeded their own high standards of quality. In terms of cutting performance as well as aesthetics, Kai Shun Premier knives are at the top!

The blade of a Shun Premier knife: A true masterpiece

In most kitchen knives, the blade is simply the part that cuts and do the job, while the handle is what brings beauty and style of the knife. Well, that's not the case with the Kai Shun Premier knives. The blades of these knives not only cut extremely well but they also give the knife an astonishing and original look. Now you might ask: but how a simple piece of steel can have such a look? Let us answer that question for you, and let us start by clarifying that this is not a simple piece of steel...

In fact, the blades of all Tim Malzer knives are made of VG10 steel, which is a high-quality type of steel with an extraordinary level of strength and solidity. In addition, these blades were not simply stamped out of a single layer of steel. Instead, they were forged from 32 layers of damask steel. The overlapping layers of steel not only make the blade stronger but also create a unique visual effect with wavy lines going all along the blade's surface. Simply beautiful.

But that's not all. Another attribute that embellishes the blade is its hammered surface. In a technique that Japanese craftmen call Tsuchime, each blade is hammered by hand until it gets an irregular surface that creates a super original and dazzling look. In addition, the hammered surface also helps reducing the stickiness between the blade and the food. Moreover, since every single blade is hammered by hand, every single knife has a different surface just as humans have their own different fingerprints.

The beauty of a Kai Tim Malzer knife expressed in its handle

The blade is amazing, but the handle will also exceed your expectations. The handles of all Kai Shun Premier Tim Malzer knives are made of brown walnut wood. This material, in addition to being strong durable, gives a nice, rustic look to the knife. Such look is what makes the Shun Premier series one of the most beautiful ones in the entire market of kitchen knives.

Another little detail that contributes to the beauty and originality of the handle is its bottom steel part.  The combination between the shiny steel part and the dark wood surface creates an attractive contrast that makes the handle look even better. In addition, at the bottom of the handle, meaning on the face of the steel part, it is stamped the logo of the Tim Malzer series.

Beyond its fascinating look, the handle of these knives is also characterised for their ergonomic, symmetrical design that enables an optimum grip. Indeed, the shape of the handle is ideal for both right-handed and left-handed use. Moreover, the handle has the ideal weight to provide the perfect balance with the blade, thus your cooking experience will be pleasant.

Choose the right KAI Shun Premier knife for your kitchen

Chef Tim Malzer with a santoku knifeThe Kai Shun Premier knives from the Tim Malzer series proposes a complete range of the main types of kitchen knives. No matter which type of food you prepare, there is certainly a Tim Malzer knife that can do the job. If you are more into Japanese style, this knife range includes the main types of kitchen knives used in Japan: deba, yanagiba, nakiri, and santoku

However, if you prefer a typical Western type of knife, the KAI Shun Premier Tim Malzer series also offers the following types of knives: chef knife, bread knife, paring knife, utility knife, and carving knife. But that's not all, in addition to its great variety of knives, the Tim Malzer series also includes a beautiful carving fork that you can use (and show off) while having a barbecue.

After you choose the right knife for your kitchen, you'll be able to discover a new cooking experience with easier and smoother cuts. However, a knife of this quality requires special care just as a Lamborghini requires the best type of fuel.In order to preserve the beauty and quality of a Kai Shun Premier Tim Malzer, the first thing to have in mind is to never put it in the dishwasher machine. This is a piece of art, so treat it a such, and always wash delicately by hand with a soft dishwashing soap, and dry it with a soft cloth immediately after. Another important advice for the good care of this knife is to sharpen it using only whetstones with ultra fine grain. The blade of Tim Malzer knives are highly rigid, thus using a stone with coarse grain can end up damaging the edge. 

Now that you know everything that you need to know, it is your turn to look, choose, shop, and get the Kai Shun Premier knife of your preference. The knives from this series represent an important investment for your kitchen, but the investment is easier to make here at MyChefKnives.co.uk because we offer you the best prices!