Mcusta Zanmai Forest – Nakiri 165mm

(1 customer review)

R1,750.00

Mcusta Zanmai

Mcusta Zanmai is a knife manufacturer based in Seki, Japan. The are well known for combining craftsman traditions and modern technologies into there knife manufacturing process.

The Forest series from Mcusta Zanmai has been grinded nice and thin giving it a amazing cutting feel. They are made from AUS 8 Steel giving it a bit more durability when comparing it with steel like VG10 but will have a little bit less edge retention. Overall the blade has a really good fit and finish well balanced and comes nice and sharp out of the box.

 

About the Nakiri

Under-utilized in the western kitchen, the Nakiri’s flat blade is meant for the push/pull chopping of vegetables. Since the entire flat edge of the knife touches the cutting board at once, you won’t be turning the vegetable into an ‘accordion’, pieces that are still connected by a thread after you’ve cut them.

The added weight of the blade allow it to fall through food more easily while you chop, so the knife does more of the work for you.

The Nakiri blade shape is a traditional Japanese knife shape, designed for the task of cutting vegetables – a knife that will be appreciated in the hands of a prep cook with mountains of veggies to prepare every day.

Recently, many Nakiris find their way into home kitchens – it’s a perfect knife for vegetarians and veggie lovers.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

 

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1 review for Mcusta Zanmai Forest – Nakiri 165mm

  1. liesl.oberholzer

    Love my Nakiri!

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