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    Mcusta Zanmai Classic Pro Damascus Flame Bread 230mm

    About the Shape -I like cutting bread with my Gyuto because it doesn’t make a lot of crumbs. But sometimes you need serrations to cut super crusty sourdough loaves or freshly baked French baguettes. This is really just for cutting bread, not your tomatoes! That’s what your other knives are for.

    About Mcusta Zanmai Flame -These knives are for the cook who wants a seriously sexy knife with no maintenance. With a thick spine and tough blade, Mcusta Zanmai knives are like kitchen bling with added practicality. Many people are awed with these knives as they are a real eye catcher that literally falls through food with very little effort. Thirty-two layers of Damascus steel and a stunning handle will ensure this.

    Based in Seki City, Mcusta is a family business that specializes in creating the best luxury blades. While most factory-made knives are stamped out from steel, Mcusta laser cuts their knives. The assembly is finished by hand to ensure quality. To quote their website directly: “...It has sticking to which the compromise is not permitted, and the making of a sensibility degree high potato is pursued.” We don’t really know what it means, but we think that the knives cut like a dream.

    Shape Bread
    Blade Length 230 mm
    Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding
    Rockwell Hardness 60–61
    Edge/Bevel Serrated
    Handle Western Handle - Pakkawood Metal Bolster
    Made in Seki, Gifu, Japan
    Knifeline Mcusta Zanmai Classic Pro Damascus Flame
    Brand Mcusta

    Stainless steel is super handy because it doesn’t rust or stain easily like carbon steel. That said, remember it is stain-less, not stain-never. While it is much easier to care for than high-carbon steel, it does benefit from proper use: use it, wash it, dry it and put it away. Always avoid the dishwasher!

    USE  

    • Only cut food you can bite through with this knife. Hard foods can chip the blade. No olive pits, bones,  lobster shells, woody stems or parmesan rinds. Cutting frozen food is especially bad  because the cold will make hard steel even more brittle. If you wouldn’t chew it with  your own teeth, don’t cut it.  

    • Your cutting surface is the biggest culprit of dulling your knife. Use wood. End  grain wood is especially good. Plastic can be fine too, but certainly not glass,  granite or bamboo

    • The edge of your knife works best sliding forwards or backwards. Scraping the  knife edge sideways will dull or damage the edge. Instead, use the spine of the knife to move foods across the cutting board. Do not twist the edge or pry with the edge, this is the worst screwdriver you ever bought and these motions will certainly  damage the edge. Listen to the knife! If you can hear the edge making a “tink”  sound on the cutting board, change what you are doing.  

    CLEANING  

    • After use, wash the knife by hand with regular dish soap, rinse with hot water  and dry by hand immediately. Dishwashers are very bad for knives.  

    • Wood handles may dry out over time and exposure to water. Simply treat them  with some food safe wax.

    STORING  

    • Protect the edge for your safety and to avoid edge damage. A simple blade cover  will do the trick if you keep knives in a drawer or in a travel case.  

    • The convenient wall magnet made with wood is a great way to show off your knives.  Be sure to put it back spine first, then roll it onto the blade face. This will keep the  edge from contacting the wood first.  

    • The good ol’ counter top block can keep knives at the ready and protected, so  can drawer inserts. Whatever the method, it should keep the edge from touching  anything else. 

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