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"
This is the knife one would use for vegetables. Shorter, but with its flat profile, more blade has contact on the cutting surface, making this ideal for julienne, herbs and a multitude of vegetable prep jobs. A modern take on a Chinese cleaver.
|165mm / 70/30 right
|VG-10 / Damascus
|130mm / Red Pakkwood