ZANMAI Forest Molybdenum Green Santoku 180 mm HBG-6003M
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Santoku • 180 mm • green micarta • chroom molybdenum • western handle with end cap • for right hand use
Features of Zanmai Forest series
This Zanmai "Forest" gyuto has a thin spine and beautiful thin grind, giving it laser-like cutting performance. The solid monosteel blade gives the knife a clean look, and the AUS8 steel makes the knife very affordable. Although the Molybdenum steel does not offer as good edge retention as the VG10, it is slightly more forgiving. The unique hand-polished green micarta handle showcases Zanmai's refined production qualities - a result of merging Seki's blade making tradition with innovative technologies. The spine and choil of this series are less polished than other higher-end series, but still offers better overall fit and finish than other knives at this price range. The signature Zanmai fit and finish can still be seen all over this knife, from the beautiful handle with mirror finished end cap to the precision ground blade.
Elwin de Veld about Zanmai Mcusta
President Tomohiro Hasegawa, is young compared to other knife factory owners in Seki region. The company itself is also relatively young in the tradition of knife makers. Making chef knives now for a little more then 10 years, the focus was was always on scissors and pocket knives. All knowledge in the past years gained is passed to the new generation. This combined with new technologies makes Zanmai a well respected knifemaker.
"We are classmates", as Tomo san always refers to when we meet. Both born in 1974, living the knife life and passionated in what we do: Zanmai!