Article number: 3580
This is a very fine piece of handcraft made in the north Swedish part of Lapland in a traditional Northern Scandinavian Way.
The Blade is 10cm (4.2 inches) long, 2.4cm (0.95") wide and 3.2mm thick, is Very Sharp and is made from high quality Damascus Steel (HRC 58) produced by Damasteel AB. It has been sharpened with a flat Scandinavian grind and a slight secondary grind to preserve the damascus pattern.
The Damascus steel is made using RWL34 and PMC27 (both stainless RSP powder steels) that have been laminated in over 100 layers and then torsion twisted and shaped. This blade holds an exellent edge.
The blade extends with an internal tang that stretches approx 2.5" into the handle and is secured very firmly so that it will not come loose. In fact Karesuando offers a Lifetime Guarantee that if the blade comes loose you will get an new knife straight away! Basically the blade will never come loose! The internal tang design is very beneficial from a weight perspective.
The Pattern of the Damascus blade is a customised pattern especially developed for Karesuandokniven called "Northern Lights". It is a twist pattern that has a wavy effect resembling the wavy Northern Light that can be seen in the arctic north of Swedish Lapland were this knife was made.
The Handle is made from oiled and stained curly birch, reindeer antler and a brass bolster finger guard.
The Sheath is handmade and stitched together from cow hide leather in a slick and functional design with a belt loop at the back.
This knife is brilliant for dealing with game when shooting, deer stalking and hunting. It is also suitable for carving and could be used in all kinds of outdoor activities such as survival exercises, bushcraft and camping.
|Blade length||4" (10cm)
|Blade width||0.95" (2.4 cm)
|Blade thickness||3.2 mm
|Steel||Damascus Steel (RWL34 and PMC27)
|Handle||Dark Curly Birch and reindeer antler
|Sheath||Vegetable Tanned Leather