This Zanmai “Classic Damascus” series santoku comes with a thin spine and beautiful thin grind, giving the knife laser-like cutting performance. The 33 layer Damascus cladding sits on VG10 core steel, which gives the knife longer edge retention. The full tang construction entends into a beautiful white handle made of Corian, which is a uniquely durable and hygienic mixture of natural minerals and white acrylic. Compared with other higher-end series, the spine of this knife is not rounded. But the signature Zanmai fit and finish can still be seen all over this knife, from finely polished choil to the mirror finish on core steel. The bottom cap of the handle is made of mirror-polished stainless steel with Zanmai engraving.
- Origin (Made in): Seki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Mcusta Zanmai
- Model No.: HKC-3003D
- Knife Type: Santoku
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): VG-10
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 60 HRC
- Blade Finishes: Damascus
- Blade Length: 180mm (7.1")
- Blade Height (at heel): 45mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 2.1mm
- Middle: 2.0mm
- Shape: Western-shaped
- Material: White Corian®
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 123mm
- Overall Length: 310mm
- Weight: 197g (6.95oz)
- Mark: In Japanese Kanji "Zanmai" (三昧) ; Mcusta Zanmai logo ; "33Layers VG-10 Damascus Steel" ; "Made in Japan"
- Engraved mark (bottom cap) : Mcusta Zanmai logo with Mirror Finishing
About Mcusta Zanmai 三昧
Mcusta Zanmai is based in Seki City of Japan, a town with over 800 years of swordsmithing history. While embracing Seki's blade-making traditions, Zanmai is also bringing innovative technologies such as CNC machine and laser cutting into the workshop, making the brand a rare and seamless integration of craftsman traditions and modern technologies. Zanmai knives have unique handles that not only pay homage to traditional Wa handle design, but also bringing innovations such as high temperature compressed layers of natural Pakkawood to create polished and strong handles. Zanmai's laser cutting of VG10 steel produces high precision finish on monosteel blades. Mcusta craftsmen finish each knife on Japanese Waterstones to give their knives refined looks.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethylene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.