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Mcusta Sujihiki Supreme Twisted_1
Mcusta Sujihiki Supreme Twisted_2

Mcusta Zanmai

Mcusta Sujihiki Supreme Twisted 240mm (9.5")


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

Mcusta Sujihiki Supreme Twisted is a unique looking slicer knife. Slicers have slightly longer and narrower blades than Gyuto knives, so they are intended for long pulls and precise cuts of meat and fish. Laser-cut by custom machines developed by Mcusta, this monosteel Sujihiki is made of stainless and great performing, easy to resharpen, VG-10 steel. A simple-looking, high-polished blade with no extra features, designed to put the focus on the uniquely shaped twisted handle.

The thin profile of the blade makes it a perfect tool for precise cuts of larger pieces of meat (eg. roast, rib-eye steak) and fish, as well as for carving and filleting.

We have two sizes available: 240mm (9.5") & 270mm (10.6"). Both blade lengths can also be used as a general-purpose knife too, like the Gyuto. This is the 240mm variety. If you would like the larget version, you can find it here.

The monosteel blade is made of stainless VG-10 steel that is easy to resharpen.  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.
Learn more about knife maintenance here.

The knife has a simplistic, high-polished blade with no extra features, designed to put the focus on the uniquely shaped twisted handle.

It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade with convex (full hamaguri) grind. Hamaguri grind allows superior sharpness that requires delicate handling and helps to prevent food from sticking to the blade. Such a shape keeps a lot of metal behind the edge and makes for a stronger edge, yet it still allows a good degree of sharpness. The downside to a convex grind is that it is very hard to reproduce by anyone other than a very experienced sharpener.

Supreme Twisted is a full-tang Sujihiki, attached to the never-seen-before octagon-shaped, twisted red pakka wood handle, allowing for a comfortable and firm grip. A mosaic pin was added to the middle of the handle, a small detail that makes this knife even more special. A stainless bolster was added for a smooth transition from the blade to the handle.

☝️ All knives from the Supreme Twisted collection are packed in a luxury kiri box (made of paulownia wood), so these knives will make for a great gift. Just don't forget to attach a coin to it when presenting the gift!

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 that 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 makers 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: Sujihiki / Slicer

Steel type: VG-10

Blade construction: Monosteel / full hamaguri convex / migaki

Hardness (HRC scale): 60

Overall length: 380mm (15.0")

Blade length: 240mm (9.5")

Blade height: 37mm (1.5")

Spine thickness: 1.9mm (0.07")

Weight: 150g (5.3 oz)

Handle length: 130mm (5.1")

Handle type / wood: Japanese / Red Pakka

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
Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

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

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- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

- 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.

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.

→ 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.

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.

Express Worldwide shipping

10€ flat rate with DHL Express.
Free on orders over 300€.

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We cover any import fees, worldwide.
All prices are final, tax included.

Easy Returns

Something not OK? You have 30 days to return it, no questions asked.

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