Cook Like an Anime Hero with Gundam-inspired Kitchen Knives
Created by Amenoma, the "Gustav KG-06" kitchen knife lets Gundam fans chop up their dinner Zaku-style.
Most Gundam enthusiasts are no strangers to uber-cool products, but fans of the mecha anime series might find themselves awestruck by this one. Amenoma - a Japanese houseware company - releases a new product that’s a cut above your average kitchen utensils.
The “Gustav KG-06” kitchen knife is inspired by the iconic ax from the Gundam series - the Heat Hawk, a.k.a. Zaku’s weapon of choice. These wicked-looking blades are forged by the smiths from Miki City in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Other than boasting superior durability, the knife can also be used as a multi-purpose tool outside the kitchen. Weighing at 400 g, the KG-06 Gustav is 32.4 cm long, with the expertly crafted, 8-layer blade accounting for 18 cm of its length.
The knife is available in green, blue, and crimson, and comes packed in a ‘tactical’ green crate with KG-06 Gustav stencils. The packaging is nothing short of ingenious; at first glance, you’d think you’ve been handed some military equipment.
Even though the blade is created for the young-at-heart, it’s an incredibly sharp tool. If you’re bringing one home, be sure to keep it away from the children for their safety.
Produced by Sunrise and first aired in 1979, the Gundam anime series features multilayered plots and spectacular battles between giant robots. The franchise is often considered a progenitor of the “Real Robot” subgenre. Today, it continues to spawn numerous sequels, spin-offs, and special episodes that expand upon the stories.
The word “Gundam” encompasses two lines of series. First, there’s the main “Universal Century” storyline, which started with the very first installment - Mobile Suit Gundam. The other is alternate universes that don’t necessarily follow the central plot; the likes of Gundam Wing, Gundam X, Gundam Seed, and so on.
The franchise also brings its narrative to other media such as comics and novels to further explore its universe.
We’re sure Gundam fans both newbies and veterans will love this creative product. However, Gustav KG-06 is not widely available in all stores; it’s more of a collector’s item for mecha fans who also love to cook.
Thai Gundam fans might have to go through a few hoops to acquire the item. But if you’re feeling what we’re feeling - that you need to own one of these - order them online on miki-japan. Costs range from 42,120 JPY (Green), 45,260 JPY (Blue), to 51,840 JPY (Crimson), or about 11,000-15,000 THB.