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.