Mcusta was founded by Shoji Hasegawa under the Marusho Industry Inc in the year 2000. Coming from the success of manufacturing its own brand of Silky Damascus-bladed scissors, the Mcusta brand was the company’s effort in creating a brand specializing in folding pocket knives. Combining Japan’s artisanal tradition with technological advancements in 3D rendering, the company leverages on its “Man, Machine, Custom” in-house production to create mass-produced products with a personal touch.
Mcusta features a roster of folding knives using tough and low-maintenance steels for any purpose. Some knives have a shimmery finish thanks to the beauty of artisanal Damascus steel. With blades of high toughness and edge retention coupled with weather-resistant handles, a Mcusta is built to last.
Mcusta supplies folding pocket knives with Japanese steel quality and craftsmanship.
Best known for
Mcusta is best known for its specialization in pocket knives.
Mcusta uses Damascus, Takefu’s SPG 3-layer stainless, AUS-8, and VG-10 stainless steels - all aligned with the company’s thrust for tough and easy-to-maintain multi-purpose knives.
Mcusta uses a variety of durable handle materials such as Micarta laminates, 420J2 stainless steel, and Iron and Pakka wood.
Sharpening & Maintenance
The best way to maintain a knife is determined by the steel hardness grade and the angle of the knife edge.
Mcusta knives have a high hardness grade of 60-64HRC and an edge of 36-40 degrees. As such, hone the knife at its original angle using the Japanese Approach.
Regular honing removes the need for sharpening, which must only be done occasionally. A whetstone is the most recommended material for this purpose.
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