MKM Mercury Knives Lucas Burnley Cellina Slipjoint Folding Knife 2.83" M390 Satin Blade, Santos Wood Handles with Titanium Bolsters, Leather Sheath - MK MY02-ST
MKMMY02ST: Lucas Burnley Cellina Slipjoint Folding Knife by Mercury, Santos Wood
MKM Maniago Knife Makers
The Cellina was designed by Lucas Burnley, a custom knifemaker out of Orleans, MA, and produced by Mercury Knives out of Maniago, Italy. "Produced in Maniago, Italy" is the theme of the entire enterprise for MKM, which is aptly named. This 'brand' is a collection of four of the top knife manufacturers in Italy working together to consolidate and strengthen their commercial contributions to foreign markets.
They've chosen to work with some highly regarded and sought-after American custom makers to launch the brand and they've already made quite a splash. MKM won Knife Collaboration of the Year with Lucas Burnley and Bob Terzuola at the 2018 BLADE Show, while Viper took home Overall Knife of the Year with the SURU and LionSteel won the Manufacturing Quality Award for the third time in five years. A spectacular start, and one that confirms and fuels the mission of the Maniago Knife Makers consortium and the MKM brand: consolidating the value and style of Made in Maniago, by working together as a team.
The Cellina's pointy blade evokes an ancient arrow and the darts of light that accompany Maniago's river as it flows along its chalky, pebbly bed. This slipjoint design was built for the European knife market, yet we think it'll be right at home here in the USA. Many manufacturers, like Benchmade and Chris Reeve Knives, noticed the inklings of a change in the market toward EDC slipjoints when they introduced the Proper and Impinda, respectively, and each was an overwhelming success. The Cellina follows in these footsteps, pairing an ultra-pointy blade with an ergonomic handle that slides in and out of the leather belt sheath with ease. It features a sturdy spring with a half-stop safety to prevent accidental closures and light yet functional jimping on the thumb ramp. The quality of this knife is on par with the Impinda, and if you know anything about the quality and precision of a Chris Reeve knife, that is the highest possible praise we can give any knife.
- Blade Length: 2.83" (72 mm)
- Closed Length: 3.98" (101 mm)
- Overall Length: 6.81" (173 mm)
- Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.100" (2.5 mm)
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Santos Wood with 6Al4V Titanium Bolsters
- Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint
- Pivot Assembly: Washers
- Pocket Clip: None
- Weight: 2.29 oz. (65 g)
- Designer: Lucas Burnley
- Leather Belt Sheath
- Made in Maniago, Italy