tradition and culture from the arctic taiga.
These knives are produced in Karesuando, Sweden, located far north of the Arctic
Circle. They have their origins in the hostile Arctic climate. The raw
materials are taken from the surrounding country. Leather, horn and bone
from the reindeer, and curly-grained birch, are the main components.
I'm really impressed with these knives. They have a wonderful feel in the
hand. The wood is finished to a satiny smoothness I usually associate with
careful hand sanding. The finish gives a better grip than a shiny surface,
but doesn't raise blisters when working hard. The blades are well ground and
sharpened. The shapes and sizes are ideal for all-around utility use. You can
tell that these are knives made by folks who use knives. I'm very glad that
I'm selling these, because if I saw them for sale by someone else, I'd have
to buy some. I found myself looking for excuses to handle the knives while
working up the catalog. Each comes with a stout sheath of the deep pouch
style. There are no straps or snaps to fumble with when removing or
replacing the knife. Where indicated, there is a plastic insert to protect
the sheath and the user.
For the technically minded, the stainless blades are 12C27, and the carbon blades are Uddeholm steel #1770 (0.7% C, 0.3% Si, 0.5% Mn). Both are
hardened to 57 on the Rockwell C scale. This gives an excellent balance
of edge-holding and ease of sharpening.
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#3517, The Öringen (Trout Knife) has a small blade and a full sized handle. This makes a nice working or
whittling knife for those (like myself) who like shorter blades. The handle is sized for average hands,
and the Sandvik stainless blade is 3 1/2" long, a bit over 5/8" wide, and .094" thick. The knife and sheath weigh
about 4 1/4 ounces, so it would be well suited for hikers. The handle is about 4 !/4" long, and sized for average
or smaller hands. The tradtional sheath hangs from a thong and has a plastic insert.
This one feels quite nice to me. It's just large enough for all around use, and small enough for basic whittling. $66
#3506, The Vildmark (Wilderness) is done in the style of current Scandinavian custom knives. The handle
has a finger cutout, and just enough guard to keep your hand off the blade. It's well shaped for positive
control, and is sized for a small to average sized hand. The Sandvik stainless blade is 3 1/4" long, 13/16" wide, and about
.127" thick. It comes with a medium weight sheath with a belt loop that will take belts up to about
1 1/2" wide. The knife and sheath weigh about 5 ounces. The price is
$86 Out of Stock
#3508, The Vildmark Exclusive adds a reindeer antler spacer for style and balance. Again, the Sandvik Stainless
blade is about 3 1/4" long, 3/4" wide, .128" thick. The 4 1/4" handle has a bit of a fingerguard to keep your hand from
moving forward. It comes with a pouch style sheath with a plastic insert.
This one feels good to me, and the finger guard makes it well suited to the deer hunter.
The knife weighs about 3 ounces, or 4 1/2 ounces in the sheath. $115
#3532, The Älgen (Elk) has a blade 3 1/4" long, 7/8" wide, .128"
thick, of carbon steel. The 4" handle has the same antler spacer, but no
finger guard. It comes with a traditional sheath that dangles from a thong
in dark brown leather. $95
#3504, The Shoat is a simplified version without the antler spacer, but again there is a finger guard.
The Sandvik stainless blade is 3 1/4" long, 7/8" wide,
and ~.127" thick. It comes with a medium weight sheath with a belt loop that will take belts up to
about 1 1/2" wide. The price is $89
#3511, The Galten (Boar) is the same knife with a bit more blade. The Sandvik stainless blade is just under 4"
long, 15/16" wide, and .126" thick. Again, the handle has a finger cutout, and just enough guard to keep
your hand off the blade. The price is $99
#3502, The Galten Special is the Boar dressed up with a antler spacer in the handle, and a carbon steel blade.
The carbon blade is just under 4" long, 15/16" wide, and .099" thick. The thinner blade improves slicing,
while the extra width retains strength. Again, the handle has a bit of guard to keep
your hand off the blade, but doesn't have the cut out. The handle is about 4 1/2" long, and sized for
slightly larger hands. The price is $109.
#3586, The Boar Survival knife adds a fire steel. Again, the handle has an antler spacer,
both for appearance and to improve the balance.The handle is about 4 1/4" long. The Sandvik 12C27 blade is just under 4” long, 15/16” wide,
and 1/8” thick. The spine of the blade is squared to provide sharp corners for striking sparks from the included firesteel.
The fire steel is military diameter of 3/8”, and has an antler handle with decorative scrimshaw.
The sheath has a holds both
the knife and firesteel securely. $135.00
#3584, The Boar Survival knife is also available with a two sided diamond plate instead of the firesteel. $145.
#3587, The Boar Survival knife is also available with both the two sided diamond plate and the firesteel.
This would be a very comprehensive kit in a very neat and compact form. $169
#3573, The "Hunter 10" has a rather wide blade of Sandvik stainless. The blade is
about 3 3/4" (10cm) long, 15/16" wide, and .126" thick. The handle is about 4 3/8" long,
and has an attractive antler spacer and finger guard.
It comes in a heavy-weight brown sheath with a belt strap. The price is $139
#3507, The Älgen (Elk) Special has a Sandvik Stainless blade 3 1/4" long, 7/8" wide, .128"
thick. The 3 3/4" handle has an antler spacer with just a bit of shape to keep your finger from
moving forward. It comes with a traditional sheath that hangs from a thong. Current stock comes
with a dark brown sheath rather than the natural color shown in the picture.
This one feels good to me.
$95 Out of Stock
#3533, The Bocken (Buck) has a Sandvik stainless blade
about 3 1/8" long, 13/16" wide, and .128" thick. The handle has the same
curly birch, antler spacer and brass finger guard, and is about 3 3/4" long.
It's a very comfortable knife for those with smaller hands.
It comes with a heavy weight sheath for $140
#3514, The Björnen (Bear) is a small leuku. These are the all-purpose camp
knives of the Saami. They are used for everything from cutting brush to
butchering reindeer. The carbon steel blade is about 5 1/4" long, 1 1/8" wide,
and .128" thick. The handle has the typical flairing pommel faced with
reindeer horm. The flat pommel allows you to use the palm of the off hand when forcing
the point into something. There is just a hint of a guard to help your fingers off the edge,
It comes with a traditional sheath that hangs from a thong. $125.
#3619, The Stickkniv (Large Hunter) is a big knife. The stainless blade is about 6 1/4" long,
1 1/8" wide and .098" thick. Because the blade is fairly thin, the knife weighs only 5 ounces,
so it's still quick in the hand. The back of the blade is sharpened for the first 1 3/4", almost
like a bowie knife. It's supplied with a sturdy leather sheath. The sheath has a plastic
liner, and will take belts up to 2" wide. $117.00
#3516, The Fox has a 4" stainless blade, about .129" thick. The handle is an
attractive composite with an antler spacer and but cap. The
handle is about 4 3/8" long and sized for average or slightly larger hands.
It comes with a traditional dark brown sheath. $109.
#3522, The Laxen (Salmon) is an upscale fishing knife in the Finnish
tradition. The stainless blade is just over 6" long and only .046" thick
at the base. It's quite flexable. The grip is curly birch and antler with a brass finger guard.
The leather sheath hangs from a strap, or can be fastened to a button.
The price is $79.
#3577, G10 Hunting Knife is unusual for Karesuando in that it comes with a rubberized handle.
The grip is secure under slippery conditions, and the hint of a finger guard further helps to keep
your hand safely off the edge. The stainless blade is about 3 3/4" long, almost an inch wide, and .127" thick.
It's a no-nonsense knife for the dedicated hunter for only $73.
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