Made in Japan’s cutlery capital, Seki City, the MC-18 series from MCUSTA combines premium materials with the utmost attention to detail. Designed with a laser-engraved handle, which is available in multiple materials, the MC-18 provides a comfortable textured grip for control in a wide range of tasks. Its 3.75-inch blade is made from VG-10—a high-carbon content steel known for its edge-holding ability. With MCUSTA’s oiled-washer opening system, the blade is easily deployed by pressing the thumb hole. (Use the dual thumb studs on the Damascus version). Each knife in the series features a liner lock to hold the blade in place once opened. Plus, all models come with a leather/nylon sheath for convenient carry.
Note: At checkout, choose between Nobunaga in VG-10 stainless steel or VG-10 Damascus steel (+ $30) and Ieyasu in VG-10 stainless steel. Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we are able to ship only some of the knives on Massdrop to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.
Please note that not all models shown in the images below are available in this drop.
Each folder in the MC-18 series is named after a famous historical figure from Japan. The stamina wood and black micarta options are named after the Japanese daimyo the feudal lords who ruled Japan during the Sengoku period. The daimyo were second only to the Shogun emperors, who ruled Japan from the 10th century until the mid-19th century. The handle of each knife is laser engraved with the family crest of its corresponding Japanese figure. The black micarta folder takes its name from Nobunaga Oda, who was Toyotomi’s master prior to his death. He, too, fought for Japanese unification. The black color is reminiscent of Oda’s battle garb and armor. The Brown/Black Staminawood folder’s namesake comes from Ieyasu—the founder and first Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until his death. The two-toned color scheme is evocative of his suit of armor.
Since the mid-13th century, Seki City has been the cutlery hub of Japan. Thanks to its close proximity to rich sources of iron sand, charcoal, and water, it was a natural choice for skilled craftsman of old, and remains so today. MCUSTA, located in Seki City, blends traditional artistry with modern technology. Each of its knives is laser cut, CNC machined, and assembled and finished by hand to ensure the utmost quality.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is July 27, 2018 PT.
After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.