Mcusta Garasuki Hybrid is a Japanese boning knife. Its special, triangular shaped blade is very stiff, which makes it a perfect tool for deboning poultry and cutting through soft joints. In restaurants, it is mostly used to break down whole chickens, while at home it can also serve as a petty knife, due to the similar shape and length.
The "reverse tanto" tip design increases the strength of the tip, which can be used to easily pierce the skin, as well as to make precise cuts in tight spots, like the joints. Its shape also allows making quick turns, great for trimming away fat and connective tissue. Garasuki is a must-have tool in your kitchen if you prepare a lot of poultry meat!
Mcusta's Hybrid line features a more simplistic, but very ergonomic handle, made of non-slip pakka wood. Small textures on the hexagon-shaped handle prevent our hands from slipping, even with wet hands. A simple, yet aesthetic luminescent pin holds the full-tang handle securely in place, while the stainless bolster attaches perfectly to the handle, featuring a decorative red spacer.
⚠️ Garasuki knives are usually single bevel, and this garasuki is no different. Suitable for only right-handed users!
About Mcusta Zanmai:
Mcusta Zanmai has an interesting (and very high tech) philosophy of knife manufacturing. With their 800-year tradition of making knives, they decided to incorporate traditional knife craftsmanship knowledge into their own custom-made machines. Mcusta is the only knife manufacturer who uses laser machines to cut out the knives, instead of stamping the knives out of the steel sheet. Due to this process, their blades are less susceptible to structural stresses in the steel, making them the most innovative and modern knife maker in Japan.
Handles and pins are milled to the precision of 1/1000mm with their high-quality CNC machines. Every knife is then inspected and assembled by hand. The final (sharp) edge is sharpened by Mcusta's team of master craftsmen to get a very good out-of-the-box sharpness.
☝️ Fun fact: Mcusta is a made-up word - a combination of Machine and custom!
Blade shape: Garasuki
Steel type: VG-10
Blade construction: Monosteel / full hamaguri convex / migaki
Hardness (HRC scale): 61
Overall length: 290mm (11.4")
Blade length: 145mm (5.7")
Blade height: 40mm (1.4")
Spine thickness: 2.3mm (0.08")
Weight: 155g (5.4 oz)
Handle length: 133mm (5.2")
Handle type / wood: Western / Pakka
Kanji on the blade:
Blacksmith: Mcusta Zanmai
Location of the smithy: SEKI / Gifu Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.
- Europe: 1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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