Scanpan USA has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Sumikama Cutlery, a manufacturer of steel kitchen knives, located in Seki City, Japan.
The company will distribute Sumikama Cutlery’s Kasumi knives in an effort to broaden the brand’s distribution and sales in the U.S.
“Kasumi knives have always represented a tradition of expert craftmanship and a dedication to quality. We are both excited and proud to add Kasumi to our portfolio of brands,” said Jesper Brund, president and CEO of Scanpan USA.
The Kasumi knives are made of Kasumi VG-10 stainless steel and have a Rockwell hardness of 61. The blades are made of 33 layers of stainless steel, with the middle layer, designed for cutting, made of the VG-10 steel. The knives also have a full tang with pakkawood riveted to each side of the tang. The pakkawood handle is made of multiple layers of wood with plastic resin.
Scanpan is also the exclusive U.S. distributor of Global Cutlery.