The blades are not as tough as those from other scandinavian knife makers, usually 53-54 Rockwell, which is still quite tough and they hold an edge very well. The handles are curly birch, either natural, stained, or lacquered. The marttiini knives are also much more affordable than other scandinavian knives.
Scandinavian knife blades have what is known as a scandinavian grind, which means that the knive only has one bevel, running from roughly the center of the knife to the edge. This is the defining characteristic of scandinavian knives, as most other types of knive blades have two bevels: one that slopes more gently towards the edge, and then another bevel that slopes more sharply to form the actual edge of the blade. Scandinavian blades are very easy to sharpen, and very difficult to sharpen incorrectly. You don't need any kind of pre-formed sharpening jig or device or tool kit, just a flat stone. Lay the knife blade on top of the stone, or lay the stone on the knife, tilted to follow the angle of the bevel, and start running it back and forth until it gets sharper.The knife controls the angle for you. This also makes it much easier to sharpen a blade in the field. Scandinavian knives are also superior for wood carving, as again the single-bevel design controls the angle for you. This is a big, serious knife for butchering, skinning, or any type of wilderness chores or tasks like chopping or shelter building. The stainless blade is nicely etched with wilderness scenes.
The curly birch handle is sanded smooth without lacquering, and features an inset for your index finger for a firm grip. The pommel is nicely capped by a darker stained wood. The sheath is a gorgeous reddish-brown leather that almost seems to glow, is stitched up the side and stamped with the Marttiini logo in gold paint, and contains a partial insert to protect both the sheath and the hand from being cut by a blade which is inserted incorrectly.
The belt loop is attached with a metal ring, which gives much more flexibility and keeps the knife out of the way while sitting and crouching. All in all, this is a superior knife for any outdoorsman. Below are the detailed measurements of this knife.One important note: for best comfort and grip, the length of your middle finger should be similar to the circumference of the handle. Blade Material: stainless steelKnife Length: 11.75 inches (29.8 cm)Blade Length: 6.25 inches (15.9 cm)Blade Width: 1 inch (2.5 cm)Blade Thickness: 0.09 inches (2.3 mm)Knife Weight: 6.3 ounces (179 grams)Handle Length: 5.25 inches (13.3 cm)Pommel: stained woodHandle Circumference: 4 inches (10.2 cm)Handle Material: curly birchSheathed Weight: 9.5 ounces (269 grams)Sheathed Length: 12 inches (30.5 cm)Belt Loop Width: 2 inches (5.1 cm). Knife Length: 11.75 inches (29.8 cm).
Blade Length: 6.25 inches (15.9 cm). Blade Width: 1 inch (2.5 cm). Blade Thickness: 0.09 inches (2.3 mm). Knife Weight: 6.3 ounces (179 grams). Handle Length: 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).Handle Circumference: 4 inches (10.2 cm). Sheathed Weight: 9.5 ounces (269 grams).
Sheathed Length: 12 inches (30.5 cm). Belt Loop Width: 2 inches (5.1 cm). The item "Marttiini MN543015 Scandinavian Knife Imported from Finland" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Knives & Tools\Fixed Blade".
The seller is "constantines_armory" and is located in 14139. This item can be shipped to United States.