Mu Bamboo Japanese Steel Knives
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East meets West, on your cutting board.
Take Messermeister’s obsession with quality and combine with exacting Japanese craftsmanship and the result is this beautiful collection of Japanese steel knives. Each knife is crafted in Seki, Japan, and forged from a single blank of fine Japanese, high-carbon steel and honed to razor-like sharpness. The natural bamboo handles are not only eco-friendly, they also look stunning. Whether you’re using a small utility knife or a 10” sashimi knife, you’re guaranteed perfectly chiffonaded herbs and pristinely sliced crudo every time.
The collection includes a paring knife, utility knife, Santoku knife, chef’s knife, 8.5” sashimi knife, 10” sashimi knife, bread knife, slicing knife, and usuba knife, all of which are sold separately.
Photography by Rocky Luten & Emily Dryden
Details & Materials -
Molybdenum vanadium steel blade with bamboo handle
Paring knife: 11" L (3" blade); Utility knife: 11" L (4.5" blade); Santoku knife: 14.5" L (6.5" blade); Chef's knife: 14.5" L (8" blade); 8.5" Sashimi knife: 16.5" L (8.5" blade); 10" Sashimi knife: 17.25" L (10" blade); Bread knife: 16.5" L (8.75" blade); Slicing knife: 17.25" L (10" blade); Usuba knife: 14.5" L (7" blade)
Care & Notes -
Knife blades have a 1/3 tang that is inserted securely into bamboo handle.
Wash knife blades in warm soapy water, dry immediately and store. To clean sharpening steel, wipe with a wet towel. Messermeister knives are hand sharpened and pull through sharpeners are not recommended.
Meet the Maker
Messermeister (loosely translated to “knife master” in German) remains one of the few companies in the world to produce hammer-forged knives the traditional way, and they’ve been doing so for over three decades. Founder Bernd Dressler (whose family had emigrated to Australia and then the United States from Germany) combined his respect and interest in high-quality cutlery with a desire to reconnect with his countrymen by collaborating with and learning from a 3rd generation knife making family in Germany.View Full Profile
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