Birch Bark Knife - Hammered Blade
This is a stunningly gorgeous knife. The handle is created by pressing together many thin layers of birch bark, and then sculpting and shaping the handle so that as the different layers are exposed, forming beautiful surface patterns. The 3¾” blade has visible hammer marks for a “hand forged” look, adding still more attractive quality to an already fantastic knife.
The blades are made from 80CrV2 high carbon steel and created by Laurin Metalli Oy in Kauhava Finland. All have full Scandi grinds with wide gradually tapering tangs. This makes for a very stout knife. The carbon steel blades have the coloration of the heat treatment left on the upper sides of the blade with glazed edge bevels. These knives are made to be used.
The handles are made from curly birch wood, goat willow burl, and inserts made from reindeer antler. The handle has been sanded, oiled, and polished to a smooth finish, and has both an inset for your index finger, and a hooked pommel so the knife will never slip out of your hand. Using traditional construction, the full-length tang is evident by the brass nut on the pommel, giving this knife added durability and strength.
The sheaths are of Sami tradition, done in the deep pouch style that hangs from a twisted thong with nicely detailing of stamped and stained artwork. The sheaths have a hard plastic liner to prevent the very sharp blade from slicing through. Overall Length: 8”.