The Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Series has been tailored specifically to the needs and requirements of professional chefs. The high-quality material properties of the Shun Classic Series are combined with a new 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 cores of the blades are made from hard and durable VG-MAX steel to provide incredible sharpness and a long-lasting cutting ability. The meticulously machined blade is paired with a brown, grained pakkawood handle.
The small all-purpose knife that is known as the paring knife gets its name from its function. Pairing is defined as cutting away the outer surface and to removing the ends from either fruit or vegetables. Used for the preparation of fruit or vegetables in meals, other functions include the removal of cores, precision peeling, removing seeds to trimming meats.