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"
Every once in awhile we are blown away by the workmanship that goes into a knife. The Aranami by Mcusta Zanmai is definitely one of them. The Aranami uses coreless steel in its construction. This is essentially laminating and heat treating VG-10 and VG-2 steel together like damascus without using a core. Utilizing "coreless steel" is not an easy thing to do, but we feel that Mcusta has achieved that with these laser thin damascus beauties.
All Aranami knives come in a beautiful kiri wood gift box.
|Blade||110mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||Coreless VG / Damascus|
|Handle||120mm / Red Pakka Mosaic|