KAI and Tim Mälzer are celebrating a special anniversary this year: Their cooperation has existed for 13 years. And since this number stands for luck in the home country of the Japanese cutlery manufacturer, it is duly celebrated with this highlight within the Shun Premier Tim Mälzer series: Limited to 5,555 pieces worldwide, "The Lucky Number" is equipped with a "Kiritsuke" blade shape in 15.0 cm length and a handle with a unique matt finish in this Shun series. Each knife also bears its own serial number engraved on the bolster of the handle, making it unique. The blade shape Kiritsuke is characterised by a significantly pointed shape. This is predestined for filleting fish as well as dicing, portioning and cutting vegetables, meat and fish. The specific notch at the back of the blade promotes safe and comfortable handling of the knife. The blade of the anniversary knife also features the unmistakable hammered look (tsuchime) of the Shun Premier Tim Mälzer series and bears the exclusive 13 The Lucky Edition logo and Tim Mälzer's signature. The anniversary knife is equipped with an ultra-matt, brown-grained handle made of pakka wood and thus dier from the shiny polished handles of the other knives in the TDM series. The pakka wood treated with selected resins is extremely supple, resilient, moisture-resistant and durable. The symmetrical shape makes the handle suitable for left and right-handers and fits securely in the hand. A continuous tang also ensures an optimal balance between blade and handle.