Based out of Seki, the knife captial of Japan, Mcusta has been making modern knives with traditional Japanese influence for the past 30 years. Mcusta starts with high end materials such as damascus, titanium and exotic hardwoods. Each piece of a Mcusta knife is first precision machined before being meticulously hand finished. This produces a “Machined Custom” and is how Mcusta got its name.
As for places to buy Mcusta knives, I have always been impressed with BladeHQ’s selection along with their fast shipping and excellent customer service.
Mcusta Knife Reviews:
- Mcusta Tactility Review
I recently reviewed a Mcusta MC-1 and I was impressed by this relatively little-known Japanese knife manufacturer. Based out of Seki, Japan, Mcusta is part of the city's proud cutlery making tradition that began hundr ... continue reading
- Mcusta MC-1 Review
Nestled in the heart of Seki Japan, Mcusta has been a part of Japan's renown knifemaking industry since 1964. Often compared to Solingen, Germany, Seki is a knife-nut's dream. Rich in resources such as iron sand, char ... continue reading
More on Mcusta:
Mcusta makes a variety of knives but they focus mostly on higher end folders. Their knives have traditional Japanese influence to them but they use modern locking features, many of pocket clips and the other things you would expect from today’s folding knives. Most are decorative gentleman’s folder type blades, but they are also light weight and will built so they can be ideal EDC options as well.
One interesting thing to note is that Mcusta uses VG-10 for their blade steel. You can get most of their knives in plain VG-10 or laminated damascus over a VG-10 core. Mcusta knives all have very fine points. These sharp tips offer great penetration, and anyone fascinated with incredibly sharp objects will find some comfort in their blades.
For whatever reason Mcusta is not super popular among American knife collectors. I think the somewhat traditional nature of these Japanese blades may have something to do with it. It certainly isn’t the level of fit and finish. Personally, I fell in love with their designs the moment I saw them. Several Mcusta knives later, I can recommend them to anyone who appreciates fine cutlery.