Shun Premier Minamo – Red Dot Award 2018, German Design Award 2019

Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo

Series with 3 shapes
Made in Japan





The Shun Minamo Series forms an exquisitely elegant and individual addition to the premium class of the Shun Premier Series of knives. The series unites Japanese and European elements in an especially artful manner. Tim Mälzer came up with the idea to develop a combination of the typically Japanese Santoku knife and the classic European chef’s knife. This fusion served as the basis for three distinct blade shapes. The series is distinguished by a very clear form language. The combination of a black handle with a specially designed blade embellished with a fine Damascus grain makes every knife appear like an entirely unique object.

The series' name originates from this fine grain, which is reminiscent of water's surface rippling in the rain (Jap.: Minamo). The blade's structure, composed of a hard core, and enveloped in a flexible Damascus steel ensures the utmost sharpness, long-lasting cutting ability, and ideal performance. The Shun Premier Tim Mälzer Minamo series won the reddot award 2018 and the German Design Award 2019.

The Shun Minamo blade's core consists of extremely hard VG-MAX steel (61 (±1) HRC), wrapped in 32 layers of Damascus steel. The blades' high-gloss finish is completed with a Damascus grain. The combination of Santoku and cooking knife's hybrid nature, embodied in the blade's rectangular form, easily allows both rocking movements as well as the accurate chopping of cutting materials. The blades are double-edged.
Thanks to its symmetrical shape, the black pakkawood handle is suitable for both left- and right-handed users. The slight arch on the handle's underside enables a comfortable fit. The forged tang ensures a perfect balance between blade and handle.

Paring knife

 | TMM-0700
Blade 3.5" (9,0 cm), Handle 11,0 cm

Utility knife

 | TMM-0701
Blade 6" (15,0 cm), Handle 11,0 cm


 | TMM-0702
Blade 8" (20,0 cm), Handle 12,5 cm

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