Welcome to my Nordic knife page 1.
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Here you will find some of the finest handling and cutting knives. The indigenous peoples of Scandinavia use and have used these styles of knives for everyday survival throught their history. They know what works and have improved the design to perfection. There are different style of blades available for various chores such as woodcarving, carpentry, skinning, basic utility knives and fillet knives. My sheaths all have an internal bladecatcher of either wood or thermoplastic (kydex)to protect the sheath, they are double sewn up the rear with waxed thread and wet formed. I usually use vegetable tanned tooling leather but sometimes make them with traditional Sami leather or German half tanned leather. Most have the traditional style of hangers which have proven to be the best in comfort and durability. These knives swing freely to always be out of the way, for instance when you sit in a vehicle the tip will ride forward not stick into the seat lifting you by your belt. If you don't see what you like here please e mail me and discuss the many options. Below is a very small sampling of some of my designs. Be sure to check out page 2 of the nordic knives for more models and some of my smaller models of puukkos. Thank you for looking,, Hermit.
This puukko has nordic curly birch, leather, ebony and nickle silver for the handle. The sheath is vegetable tanned tooling leather with a blade catcher inside to protect the leather. The belt hanger is traditional, comfortable and is made of twined leather. Next is a picture of the knife out of the sheath where you can see the the blade which is a sharp Brusletto "Nostalgia series", 3 3/4" long and triple laminated of High Carbon Steel. Last is a closeup of the curly birch handle and the top of the sheath with mystery braid and light tooling.
This knife is made of a laminated carbon steel blade from "Helle" of Norway. It is very sharp as are all Nordic knives. The handle is made up of mastodon ivory, leather spacer, nickle silver and nordic curly birch. It is very handfilling and weighty. The sheath is old style. The top is vegetable tanned tooling leather with light tooling. It is held on by shrinking the leather to the wooden lower bladecatcher and with the nickle silver rivets filed like flowers. The lower is made of birdseye maple, curly birch from the same piece as the knife, leather spacers and a couple chunks of mastodon ivory. Mastodon is from 10,000 - 30,000 years of age. The "hook" at the bottom of some Nordic knives is actually so you can get a good grasp on the sheath as you draw the knife.
A fine puukko with a Bjorkman damascus blade. The handle is made up of OOSIC (walrus penile bone), exibition grade snakewood, leather, and nickle silver. The sheath is vegetable tanned tooling leather lightly tooled and mohogany stained with an internal blade catcher to protect the leather. It hangs by the traditional method of a twined loop.
The handle is made up of turquoise, leather, nickle silver, red spacers and African gemsbuk horn which is polished. The sheath is vegetable tanned tooling leather lightly tooled and black stained with an internal blade catcher to protect the leather. It hangs by the traditional method with a hanger woven into a mystery braid. The nickle silver chape at the top of the sheath is removable from the knife to facilitate leather cleaning and conditioning.