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"
A small petty knife is always handy in the kitchen. And this guy from Mcusta is great. The handle is the same length as the blade making this an amazingly centred knife to use. Great for peeling and small jobs like slivering garlic and coring apples.
|110mm / 70/30 right
|VG-10 / Damascus
|110mm / Red Pakkwood