The sharpness of japanese knives
Mcusta knives are made in Seki, Japan. They are the result of the synthesis between the traditional japanese handicraft and the cutting edge of technology. Seki has been the producing center of the japanese cutlery since the middle of the 13th century. It is the perfect place in Japan owing to its plentiful resources of iron sand and charcoal, besides the proximity of water and all the elements necessary for the manufacture of thin cutlery.
The methods and skills of old blacksmiths have been handed down for centuries and keep growing with the new technology. Seki remains the dynamic center of japanese cutlery
MCUSTA’s conception teams use CAD-CAM software (Computer Aided Design - Computer Aided Manufacturing) to develop new models and create prototypes. Then every single model is carefully inspected and tested. At this stage, the best material is chosen for the durabilty, the function, and the beauty.
MCUSTA do not use the classic stamping method to produce their knives like most of manufacturers. The components are laser cut, then machined by CNC (Computer Numercial control) in order to ensure the most accurate and suitable cut.This is an important step in the production of a high-quality knife. Afterwards, each knife is assembled and adjusted by hand, finished and inspected by a team of high-qualified craftmen.
MCUSTA’s cutlers belong to the best in Seki and received a specific training course.
Precision and sophistication union
MCUSTA knives combine precision and sophistication by using the most sophisticated precision tool-devices in Japan. Mcusta bring its unique expertise, with manual machining techniques such as polishing, inherited from a long tradition of cutlery
The brand Mcusta means "Man Machine Custom", that is to say the merger between the man and the machine, the expertise and the cutting edge technology, for a precise machining to create unique and customized knives
Inheritance of the blacksmith’s culture
Sword smithing was born in Seki during the Kamakura period (1185-1333).
Motoshige, the founder of swords, is said to have moved to this area because of the good quality clay, the pine charcoal which can be used for the kiln, and the clean water. On top of that Nagara River and Tsubo River are really useful for shipping. All these elements and the ideal climate for sword forging attracted many blacksmiths to the area
They were more than 300 sword smiths during the Muromachi era (1336-1573), and the name of Seki swords, known for their ability to cut without breaking or bending, spread throughout Japan.
Those swords were really appreciated by warriors during the Sengoku period (1467-1615) for their good maneuverability and their incredible sturdiness
The city of Seki prospered as Japan's number one producer of famous swords thank this outstanding traditional technique which has been handed down to modern swordsmiths and is still alive in the modern cutlery industry
Currently, there are many kinds of knives, such as pocketknives, kitchenknives, scissors, razors, nail clippers and the country is now a cutlery production center that exports cutlery all over the world.
MADE IN JAPAN, MADE IN SEKI
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