Marttiini MN547012W Scandinavian Knife Imported from Finland. Marttiini has manufactured knives in Rovaniemi, Finland since 1928. Marttiini tends to try to strike a balance between beauty, functionality, and ease of sharpening.
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.
The Moose Knife is a gorgeous work of art made with a Carbinox blade, which is a high-chrome steel that is corrosion-resistant, hardened to Rockwell 58 so it will hold an edge for a good long time. Although not visible in the picture, the blade also has the Marttiini signature logo etched into it. The smooth and ergonomic handle is made from wood which has been stained, heat-treated, and polished, and is accented with bronze fittings.
The butt cap has a deeply engraved scene of a moose standing in a field. The sheath is nicely stamped with the Marttiini logo and other artwork. Comes in a wooden gift box, nestled in a bed of wooden shavings.
Quite an attractive piece and would make a great gift for any outdoors enthusiast! 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: Carbinox T508 steel, hardened to Rockwell 58Knife Length: 7.5 inches (19 cm)Blade Length: 3.25 inches (8.3 cm)Blade Width: 0.75 inches (1.9 cm)Blade Thickness: 0.1 inches (2.5 mm)Knife Weight: 3 ounces (85 grams)Handle Length: 4 inches (10.2 cm)Pommel: metal butt capHandle Circumference: 3.25 inches (8.3 cm)Handle Material: polished woodSheathed Weight: 4.4 ounces (125 grams)Sheathed Length: 9 inches (22.9 cm)Belt Loop Width: 2 inches (5.1 cm).Blade Material: Carbinox T508 steel, hardened to Rockwell 58. Knife Length: 7.5 inches (19 cm). Blade Length: 3.25 inches (8.3 cm). Blade Width: 0.75 inches (1.9 cm). Blade Thickness: 0.1 inches (2.5 mm). Knife Weight: 3 ounces (85 grams). Handle Length: 4 inches (10.2 cm).
Handle Circumference: 3.25 inches (8.3 cm). Sheathed Weight: 4.4 ounces (125 grams). Sheathed Length: 9 inches (22.9 cm). Belt Loop Width: 2 inches (5.1 cm).
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