Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6") with a core from stainless VG-10 steel is fitted with a pakka wood handle. Excellent sujihiki knife for long and precise cuts of meat and fish, a rare piece by the Mcusta Zanmai smithy. The 33-layer black Damascus pattern is unique to each blade, making it one of a kind.
Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6") with a core from stainless VG-10 steel is fitted with a pakka wood handle. Excellent sujihiki knife for long and precise cuts of meat and fish, a rare piece by the Mcusta Zanmai smithy. The 33-layer black Damascus pattern is unique to each blade, making it one of a kind.
Knife choil. Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6") with a core from stainless VG-10 steel is fitted with a pakka wood handle. Excellent sujihiki knife for long and precise cuts of meat and fish, a rare piece by the Mcusta Zanmai smithy. The 33-layer black Damascus pattern is unique to each blade, making it one of a kind.
Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6") with a core from stainless VG-10 steel is fitted with a pakka wood handle. Excellent sujihiki knife for long and precise cuts of meat and fish, a rare piece by the Mcusta Zanmai smithy. The 33-layer black Damascus pattern is unique to each blade, making it one of a kind.
Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6") with a core from stainless VG-10 steel is fitted with a pakka wood handle. Excellent sujihiki knife for long and precise cuts of meat and fish, a rare piece by the Mcusta Zanmai smithy. The 33-layer black Damascus pattern is unique to each blade, making it one of a kind.
Knife choil. Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6") with a core from stainless VG-10 steel is fitted with a pakka wood handle. Excellent sujihiki knife for long and precise cuts of meat and fish, a rare piece by the Mcusta Zanmai smithy. The 33-layer black Damascus pattern is unique to each blade, making it one of a kind.

Mcusta Zanmai

Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6")

290,00€

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✔︎ No import fees & duties - worldwide
✔︎ All taxes included
✔︎ Express worldwide shipping
✔︎ 30-day return policy

This exquisite knife was assembled by Mcusta Zanmai exclusively for SharpEdge. We have designed the set in cooperation with the local steak authority, Matej Stipanič (@customgrill).This specific combination of features was chosen to give meat lovers a great performing meat knife at an affordable price.

The slicer knife is part of the Mcusta Meat Master Set, which also features a Boning knife. They can be purchased as a set or separately - in our store only.

Boasting a captivating stainless black damascus pattern in combination with an elegant black handle made of pakka wood adorned with a mosaic pin, this set of knives exudes an aura of luxury that infuses every cut with boundless inspiration.

Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus 270mm (10.6") is a looker. Suitable as a primary Chef's knife in a professional kitchen as well as in home kitchens of serious home cooks. The 33 layers of softer and stainless steel that form the damascus pattern resemble a flame spreading from the bottom to the tip of the blade, giving every knife a unique look. The core of this knife is made of great-performing, easy-to-resharpen VG-10 steel.

BLADE SHAPE:
Sujihiki or slicer knives are primarily intended for long pulls and precise cuts of meat and fish. The long and narrow blade is particularly useful for slicing meat or boneless fish, or for filleting and skinning fish. The long blade allows the meat or fish to be cut in a single drawing motion, from heel to tip.

With its thin blade, typical for all Mcusta knives, this knife will slice through your veggies, meat, and fish with ease and with almost zero applied pressure to the knife.

STEEL
VG-10 (V for Vanadium, G for "gold" as in "gold standard") is made by Takefu Special Steel Company, a relatively small steel company that around 60 years ago managed to find just the right balance of different elements to create the most popular Japanese knife making steel today.

VG-10 steel is stainless steel with relatively high Carbon (C) content (1%), 15% Chromium (Cr), 1% Molybdenum (Mo), 0.3% Vanadium (V) and 1.5% Cobalt (Co).

The combination of Cr, Mo, and V forms a lot of hard carbides, making the steel abrasion resistant, which translates to long-lasting, smooth sharpness. Heat treated to the hardness of 60-61 HRC.

LAMINATION
The blade’s core was laminated using the san-mai method to improve its structural integrity and subsequent ability to withstand impacts and prevent chipping. San-mai translates to “three layers” in Japanese, referring to a blade that is composed of a primary, inner layer of harder steel (hagane) and of two secondary, outer layers of softer steel (jigane) that protect the prior.

→ Read more on Blade Construction: Lamination.

BLADE FINISH
Mcusta Slicer VG-10 Black Damascus features a 270mm (10.6") long blade, clad in what is called Black Damascus. The 33-layer Damascus cladding ensures that every knife has a unique pattern on the blade, which makes it one-of-a-kind.

GEOMETRY
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade (50/50) with a hamaguri grind. The blade has a distal taper, meaning that the blane thins from the heel of the blade towards the tip. This gives it more strength and weight at the handle (meaning we can exert more pressure with the heel) and more precision at the tip, allowing for smooth and precise cuts.

HANDLE:
This Black Damascus knife is a full-tang sujihiki, attached to the ergonomic black pakka wood handle. Two rivets and a lavish mosaic pin hold the knife securely attached to the handle. A stainless bolster is added for a smooth transition from the blade to the handle.

Besides aesthetics, the flat ejiri, - the bottom part of the handle - has a practical function, too; it can be used for crushing garlic and other ingredients.

BLACKSMITH:
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 that uses laser machines to cut out the knives instead of stamping them 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: Slicer

Steel type: VG-10

Blade construction: San-mai / full hamaguri convex / damascus

Hardness (HRC scale): 60-61

Overall length: 404mm (15.9")

Blade length: 272mm (10.7")

Blade height: 40mm (1.6")

Spine thickness: 2mm (0.08") - 0.9mm (0.03")

Weight: 185g (6.5 oz)

Handle length: 126mm (5")

Handle type / wood: Western / Black pakka wood

Kanji on the blade: "Zanmai" 三昧

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.
✔ For storage, use a knife holder or a 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.

🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

SHIPPING RATES:
- €10
- flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

EXCEPTIONS:
- United Kingdom
- shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.

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.

DELIVERY TIME:
- Europe:
1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

RETURNS:
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.

→ Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

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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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