Sportsman No.1 - AEB-L / Leather
ELEGANCE, SIMPLICITY AND FUNCTIONALITY DESCRIBES THIS TRADITIONAL DESIGN WITH A MODERN TWIST.
The Scandinavian Sportsman is a respectful re-interpretation of the traditional Nordic knife, built entirely by hand to deliver quality performance in the field. Used for centuries as a hunting, fishing, hiking, and general outdoor knife, its form has stood the test of time and proven its wide versatility.
The Sportsman uses the Swedish steel AEB-L from Uddeholm at 61-62 HRC. It is a very well-designed knife steel, balancing high hardness with the absolute highest toughness of any stainless steel out there. This allows a thin precisely ground edge with great cutting ability.
Comprised of a number of compressed leather discs, the stacked leather handle creates a beautiful element of distinction as well as it acts as a tried and true grip that keeps its warm touch in cold weather and doesn’t lose its grip in the rain.
Joel Andersson and Adisa Copra make the sheaths as well as the handles using vegetable tanned leather from the old Swedish Tärnsjö Garveri. A local tannery known for making the highest quality leather for fashion and furniture industry, still using the same environmentally friendly process of vegetable tanning since 1873.