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Kai Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo: an artistic combination of Japanese and European kitchen knives

The Kai Minamo series is a 3-part extension of the Shun Premier series, developed in collaboration with German television chef Tim Mälzer. The collection consists of a utility knife, a paring knife and santoku. They feature a beautiful 32-layer damascus-steel blade and a handle made from black pakka wood with great details. The 3 Kai Shun Minamo knives all have similarly designed blades. These knives are a fusion between a typical Japanese santoku and a European chef's knife. An extremely useful blade shape, suitable for any cutting task.

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Features of Kai Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo

Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo blade

The shape of the blade is striking. The square shape was specifically chosen to make it easy to scoop up your ingredients after cutting them. The core of the Kai Minamo kitchen knives is made from extremely hard VG-MAX steel with a hardness of 61-62 HRC. The core is wrapped in 32 layers of stainless damascus steel. The blade's finishing touch is the glossy finish. Each Minamo blade gets a special surface treatment, creating the stunning pattern of lines that is so characteristic of damascus steel. Each knife is sharpened by hand before it ends up in your kitchen. The shape of the blade and the stunning design make these knives stand out.

Kai Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo handle

The handles are made of laminated, black pakka wood and at the end of the handle is a steel end cap sporting Tim Mälzer's logo. The symmetrical European shape of the handle is noticeable. It's different from handles in the Japanese design style.
### About Tim Mälzer Tim Mälzer is a famous German chef, TV host and author with many achievements to his name. He has received Michelin stars, authored bestsellers and hosted popular cooking shows such as 'Kitchen Impossible'. Mälzer's innovative recipes and captivating on-screen presence have made him a household name in the world of high-end cooking.

Reddot Award 2018 and German Design Award Winner 2019

The Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo series was awarded the Reddot Award 2018 and the German Design 2019 Special Mention. The jury stated: ‘Due to their noble materiality and elegant design idiom, the knives of this series promote a very high-quality standard’. Justified praise for this wonderful knife series.