This Kai Tim Mälzer Kamagata hybrid chef's knife combines the best qualities of a Western chef's knife, santoku and a nakiri. It was designed by the famous German chef Tim Mälzer and produced by the Japanese knife experts at Kai. It is not the first time Kai and Mälzer work together. The last time they joined forces this led to the amazing Kai Shun Tim Mälzer Premier collection, which turned out to be a hit. We expect nothing less from this new Kamagata collection!
Kamagata: a remarkable shape
In Japan Kamagata represents a specific type of shape for a knife. The traditional Kamagata Usuba has a straight edge with a suddenly curved spine. The knives from the Tim Mälzer Kamagata collection are based on these knives, but do have their own specific characteristics. This hybrid chef's knife, for instance, has a sharp tip and a slight curve in the edge. This combination makes the knife perfect to make rocking movements with.
The blade on this Kai chef's knife is made from 1.4116 stainless steel. The main advantages of this steel are that it is extremely stainless and easy to sharpen. The stylish black full-tang handle, is made from polyoxymethylene (POM), a sturdy type of plastic.
|Type of edge||plain edge|
|Way of sharpening||Asian sharpening angle|
Combideals & accessories