Santoku • 180 mm • Pakka • 33 layers VG10 • Japanese octagonal/ round handle • for right and left hand use
Features of the Hybrid Splash series
This Zanmai "Hybrid Splash" sujihiki has a unique and sophisticated 33 layers Damascus patterned cladding. The thin spine and beautiful thin grind combined with VG10 core steel, gives the knife laser-like cutting performance. The unique hexagonal pakkawood handle with nickel silver kuchiwa showcases Zanmai's refined production qualities - a result of merging Seki's blade making tradition with innovative technologies. The signature Zanmai fit and finish can be seen all over this knife, from beautiful mother of pearl inlay to the finely polished spine and choil. The core steel is mirror polished, and the damascus pattern on jigane is more elaborate compared with Zanmai's other damascus series, with light etching to enhance the contrast of the pattern.
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!