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


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Part #: MKMMY02ST | MKM Maniago Knife Makers
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
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
M390 Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
MKM Mercury Knives Lucas Burnley Cellina Slipjoint Folding Knife 2.83" M390 Satin Blade, Santos Wood Handles with Titanium Bolsters, Leather Sheathrated 3.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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MKM Mercury Knives Lucas Burnley Cellina Slipjoint Folding Knife 2.83" M390 Satin Blade, Santos Wood Handles with Titanium Bolsters, Leather Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
North Wales, Pa
Feb 21, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Sleek, elegant slipjoint
Nice knife. The build is solid and it has a great action. There are fit and finish issues. The bolsters are sharp where they meet the liners at the finger guard. The bolsters are angular and the liners are rounded and it's very obvious. The edges of the blade hole are very sharp and need to be eased a little for comfortable use. The edge grind is okay but the tip is, as far as I'm concerned, rounded. The photo is pretty accurate. Maybe they should talk to whoever is doing the grinds on the Lionsteel Bestman. I have two of them and they're both needles. They're in the same town so they wouldn't have far to go. A major gripe is the description saying it's comparable to the Impinda. It goes way beyond hyperbole and falls right in the category of outright lie. Again, nice knife but I'm not going to recommend it. I'm not going to say don't buy it though, that's up to you.
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