The Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Series has been tailored specifically to the needs and requirements of professional chefs. In this premium series, the high-quality material properties of the well-known Shun Classic Series are combined with an entirely novel and commanding overall appearance. The blade is divided into three different textures: The blade's back down to its middle has been hammered to create a surface known as Tsuchime. This is followed by a fine matt Damascus grain typical for Shun. The blade is finished with a highly-polished precision cutting edge. The meticulously machined blade is paired with a medium brown, grained pakkawood handle. The blade's particularly hard and durable VG-MAX steel core provides incredible sharpness and a long-lasting cutting ability.