Combination Honing Steel 23cm KAI Shun Premier

€90.00
  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: TDM-0790
  • Availability: Pre-Order


The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel gently realigns the edge of your blade.

It offers two honing surfaces: a smooth one for day-to-day honing, and a micro-ribbed one for weekly honing.
By honing your edge regularly, you can go longer between actual sharpenings.
While fine European knives can require honing after each use, Shun's harder steel means you can hone just once a week or so, depending on your level of use, of course.
The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel has an angle guide built into the handle, so you can easily hone your knives at the correct 16° Shun angle.

The premium walnut handle provides a secure grip and matches the handles of the rest of the beautiful Shun Premier line.



The Shun Premier line, calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan.

While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry.

Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” (61±1 HRC, 1.0% carbon, 1.5% cobalt) to take and hold a precision edge.
The layered Damascus cladding with 34 micro-layers on each side of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel, supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. 

Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed—similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag.
The convex cut of the blade together with the manual honing of each Shun Premier knife delivers an unrivalled sharpness that allows the knife to cut through even the toughest material. 

The edge on a Shun Premier knife is beveled at a 16° angle creating a very sharp edge.


The handle is made of brown walnut.
This material gives the knife an attractive rustic look, far from the modern cutlery tool. Moreover, the handle has a symmetrical design that is perfectly suitable for both left and right-handed cooks.
A beautiful detail is the logo of Tim Mälzer on the end of the handle, adding balance and beauty.

The Shun Premier Tim Mälzer series, are manufactured in Seki, Japan, with a lifetime warranty.
This handcrafted knife series was inspired and designed by the famous German TV chef Tim Mälzer.

Offered in a gift box.



Technical Specifications
Brand K A I
Country of origin Japan
Series Shun Premier Tim Mälzer
Overall length 36.8 cm
Blade length 23 cm
Handle length 12 cm
Handle material Walnut
Dishwasher safe No
Handmade No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime