Petty knife 9cm KAI Shun Premier

€139.00
  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: TDM-1700
  • Availability: In Stock


The KAI Shun Classic Petty knife cm is in size the mini version of the chef's knife because, like the chef's knife, the petty, or paring knife is quite versatile. 

The paring knife gets its name from its main function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It is ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work.

Its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade.

The Shun Premier Paring Knife is quite simply a kitchen essential.

Petty knives are very similar to the common western paring or utility knives. While there is no hard rule about where a petty and paring knife diverge or what application each is most adept at, pettys are often considered ideal for small and delicate tasks on a cutting board while paring knives are better employed in hand.

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 27.5 cm
Blade length 9 cm
Blade width 2.6 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 length 10.5 cm
Handle material Walnut
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 73 gr
Handmade Yes
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime