Thanks for your interest in this collaboration! It’s one of the most exciting for our team because it represents our first step into knife collaborations. This product is also exciting because it’s a three way collaboration between Massdrop, Ferrum Forge, and WE Knife Co. We’ve covered the Massdrop and Ferrum Forge parts extensively in the description, but we know country of origin is a VERY popular discussion topic on all knife drops (brought up in 90%+ of knife discussions) so we’d like to address it. This knife is designed in California and made in China by WE Knife.
Founded in 2000, WE Knife is located in Yangjiang City in the Guangdong Province of China, an area famous for making knives, kitchen sets, and other hardware. After 14 years of producing products for other brands as an unnamed manufacturing partner, the company sharpened its focus on precision knife making and changed its name to WE Knife in 2014.
WE Knife has been on the forefront of innovation ever since, setting a new standard for manufacturing in a country that’s often misperceived as having a low bar for quality. Thanks to a professional research and development team, high-quality CNC machines, electric discharge machines, laser-engraving machines, titanium anodizers, and more than 100 carefully selected staff members, WE Knife manufacturers knives at the highest tolerances. The result is enduring, near-custom knife quality that american designers are excited to associate with their name.
All this is great, but as LeVar Burton used to tell us on Reading Rainbow, you don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s a few words from Chris and Elliot at Ferrum Forge that talk about why we’re working with WE:
“The decision to go with WE Knives was very daunting for us and came at the end of an exhaustive search for a manufacturer that could produce the precision we need to see as knife Makers. WE Knives blew us away with their capability to produce the level of quality and precision that we demand and is necessary to make our designs. They have the precision machinery, professionalism, and the experienced team necessary to build high quality knives that broke our presuppositions about Chinese manufacturing quality and gave us the utmost confidence that WE Knives is the best option to bring the Falcon to life” - Chris and Elliot of Ferrum Forge
Finally, a quick reminder that the Falcon will be serialized, and the first 400 purchasers are guaranteed a serial number below 500.
Thanks again for your interest in this drop and don't hesitate to respond to this post with questions. I’ll be here to answer throughout this pre-launch period and at various points during the drop.