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"
One of our favourite go-to shapes is the 180mm Gyuto. Short enough for quick work, long enough for a majority of tasks. The longer handle on the Classic Pros also make for a very centred grip.
|Blade||180mm / 70/30 right|
|Steel||VG-10 / Damascus|
|Handle||130mm / Red Pakkwood|