Mcusta Zanmai is a subset of Marusho Industry Inc. and, to this day, is a family business. The current president, Tomohiro Hasegawa took over from his father recently and together they have been at the forefront of modernizing Japanese knife making with the latest machines and modern material while maintaining age-old Japanese traditions. Their knives are laser-cut, hand assembled and hand finished to ensure near perfection.
As the Elder Hasegawa-San puts it, "...our master craftsmen infuse all our products with the pride and traditions inherited from centuries of Japanese blade makers."
We are very proud to be able to offer our custom line in collaboration with Mcusta Zanmai. Our DARK line utilizes one of our tried and true favourite steels - VG-10. It has served us for many years and countless hours in the kitchen. It has proven to withstand the abuse in professional and home kitchens while being a great steel to sharpen over and over again.
DARK was the only word that came to mind while naming this knife. The deep black handle felt more like the absence of light and shadow, it was about the space between. Gorgeous.
|150mm / 60/40 Right
|VG-10 / 33 Layer Damascus
|115mm Twisted Black Pakka - Mosaic Pin