The Zanmai Hybrid VG-10 line of knives is a very interesting blend of classic Japanese knife attributes and modern manufacturing techniques. This great looking knife is made from the ever-popular VG-10 stainless steel. Also known as V Gold 10, the alloy is an easy to maintain stainless steel that has some excellent properties for creating high quality kitchen knives. It is probably the most popular stainless steel used in the manufacture of Japanese kitchen knives.
The core steel is encased in a softer stainless cladding to protect and strengthen the blade even further. The VG-10 core steel is hardened to 60 HRC, resulting in a knife blade with a balance between rigidity and flexibility. Blades are sharpened and polished utilizing Zanmai's Hamaguri V-Cut form. This grinding method results in incredibly sharp knives with exceptional food release.
Based in Seki City, Mcusta is a family business that specializes in creating the best luxury blades. While most factory-made knives are stamped out from steel, Mcusta Zanmai blades are precision laser cut, and then carefully hand assembled, hand finished, and inspected by Mcusta's team of master craftsmen.
The beautiful octagonal shape handle, made of black pakka wood, features a nickel silver bolster and inlaid mother of pearl handle pin. Mcusta has designed every aspect of the VG10 Hybrid Series to provide excellent balance and comfort, along with superior sharpness.
Weight: 7.2 ounces
Blade Length: 243 mm
Total Length: 390 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.3 mm
Blade Height: 48.8 mm
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