Santoku knife 18cm KAI Shun Premier

€209.00
  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: TDM-1702
  • Availability: In Stock



The Shun Premier 18 cm. Santoku knife is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites.

A knife of many talents, the santoku easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. It is designed for vegetables, proteins, fruit, for slicing, dicing, and chopping, that is to say, it is a multi-purpose knife. 
Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the Shun Premier Santoku is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver.
There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the Premier Santoku's versatility, while at the same time, it is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut).

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 Seki, Japan
Series Shun Premier Tim Mälzer
Type Western
Overall length 31.6 cm
Blade length 18 cm
Blade width 4.8 cm
Blade thickness 2 mm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 69
Alloy VG-MAX super steel
Hardness 60-61 HRC
Finish blade Hammered
Total angle 16°
Sharpening angle
Bevel Double 50/50 convex
Handle material Walnut
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 215 gr
Handmade Yes
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime