The beautiful warm colour of the handle is achieved by the special thermal treatment of the wood, and the reindeer antler gives the knife a hint of Lappish mysticism.
The Marttiini Lumberjack knife bears the name of Mattiini knives founder Janne Mattiini. This general purpose knife is made from 420 high carbon steel with a 13% chromium to provide a strong, durable blade that is resistant to rusting.
The Lumberjack consists of a 10cm long blackened single edged blade with the tribute "J. Marttinni Finland" engraved on it.
As a carbon blade it is important that the blade is dried after every use and occasionally oiled with unsalted oil on a regular basis to preserve the blade for years to come.
The handle is made of heat treated birch with reindeer antler insets giving the knife a total length of the knife is 22cm.
Finally the Marttiini Lumberjack comes with a brown leather sheath with a leather loop that can be attached to your belt.
Blade length: 10cm
Blade material: Carbon steel
Handle material: Heat treated birch and reindeer antler bone
Total length: 22cm
Sheath material: Brown leather
CARBON STEEL A blade made of carbon steel (chromium 3%, carbon 0,75%, HRC 55-57) is particularly adapted for whittling and is easy to sharpen back to its original sharpness yourself. In maintaining a carbon steel blade, it's important to dry it carefully after each use. It's also good to treat it regularly with unsalted oil, like cooking oil for example. A carefully maintained carbon steel blade will remain rust free and has a very long life.
CURLY BIRCH The traditional material used for Finnish knife handles is curly birch. The material comes from the curly birch belt in Central Finland. The blaze-patterned curly birch is an excellent fit as a material for a knife handle, because it's durable and fair. This beautifully patterned curly birch is available on the market in limited amounts, which makes the price notably higher than regular birch.
LEATHER SHEATH The leather sheaths of Marttiini knives are made with either vegetable or chrome tanned oxhide. The leather hides are purchased from both Europe and South America. The sheaths are made with both dyed and natural colored leather. The knife sheaths are still made mostly by hand. Each sheath has to be exactly the right size and shape, so it forms a fitting pair with the knife. A section of the leather is cut with a model iron, and the seams are attached with glue before sewing. Most sheaths have a plastic piece inside that supports the sheath and protects the blade. The printing on the sheath is made on either the cut section or the finished sheath. Rivets, and in some cases a bronze collar, strengthen and adorn the sheath.
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