The 150mm Utility Knife tends to be the most heavily utilised blade in domestic kitchens. It is comfortable for those who are disconcerted by large blades. The length, as the name suggests, allows easy preparation of most foods. It can double up as a small carving and filleting knife due to its thin profile. This is one of the most popular size and style of knife in most kitchens.
The central core of the 33 layer TSS Damascus Steel is a High Carbon Super Steel known as VG10. This High Carbon Super Steel has the highest recommendations in the production of knives by authorities such as the British Steel Confederation and the Solingen Institute of Steel. The Zanmai Collection blades have all been hardened to 61:63 HRC and with the inclusion of Cobalt in the alloy, are easier to maintain than any other Stainless High Carbon blades.
The 33 layers not only make these blades aesthetically appealing but add immense strength but with the multiple hand beating facilitating the thinnest yet strongest central core of any other similarly priced knife.
In our experience the Zanmai Elite collection has amongst the sharpest, most enduring edges of any stainless blades we have encountered whilst the ultra thin VG10 central layer and carefully beaten blade ensure easy re sharpening.
The ergonomic ‘round to hexagon’ shaped handles are composed of Ebony black hardwood which is laminated then injected with silicon for protection against water. Ebony black hardwood is reserved exclusively for fine knives.
Blade construction: Totally hand made, Multiple Hammer Forged – Laser Cut. 33 layer Damascus with a VG10 central core
Handle construction: Laminated wood with silicon injection
Cleaning: DO NOT DISHWASH. Hand wash only using ordinary mild detergent. DRY IMMEDIATELY
Sharpening: JKC Whetstone Kit or JKC KC 200 Water Wheel Sharpener
Storage: JKC magnetic wood block/magnetic knife bar/ in packaging/ separate compartment in knife drawer
Blade length: 150mm (~6”)
Country of Origin: Japan
SPECIAL NOTES: This knife should not be used for ANY kind of twisting or prising.