Santoku • 180 mm • Pakka red • 33 layers VG10 • Japanese hybrid octagonal handle • for both left and right hand use
Features of the Supreme series
The Zanmai "Supreme Hammered" series is known for its extremely refined polish including a mirror-polished 33 layer Damascus with Tsuchime finish, and a luxury handle made out pressed and laminated red Pakkawood with a phenol resin coating for superb handling and robustness. The mirror tsuchime adds a tiny bit of thickness to the spine, but the grind tapers aggressively providing thinness behind the edge. The densely pressed laminated handle counters the slight increase of weight, providing superb weight balance. The signature Zanmai fit and finish can be seen all over this knife, from beautiful mother of pearl inlay to the luxurious handle, from the finely polished spine and choil to the stunning mirror-finished tsuchime pattern. This sujihiki knife is suited for those who prefer premium finishes, slightly heavier weight and uncompromised cutting smoothness.
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!