I found a series of these knives from a wholesaler in Georgia in 2006. We sold out with in a week. I started emailing the company begging to carry their blades. After 6 years and countless unanswered emails we finally had a response. Tomohiro Hasegawa would travel to Saint Louis to meet with us. In April of 2015 I saw a demo of this Knife and instantly fell in love with it. In my opinion Mcusta is making the finest factory kitchen knives coming out of Seki City. Each of the Ultimate Series Knives comes delivered in a paulownia box.