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Brusletto Bamsen Hunting Knife - BRU11402
Brusletto Falken Curly Birch Hunting Knife - BRU11802
Brusletto Fisker'n Cork Fishing Fillet Knife - BRU14002
Brusletto Fjord Nautical Boat Knife - BRU15802
Brusletto Hunter Hunting Knife - BRU11002
Brusletto Kniven Birch Hunting Knife - BRU15002
A large selection of Brusletto Scandinavian Knives from Geilo, Norway!
The Brusletto factory at Geilo has been manufacturing knives for everyday use and special occasions for the last 100 years.
The history of iron-ore mining Hardangarvidda mountain plateau goes back 1,500 years, to when manufacturing of swords, sickles, knives, scythes and axes first developed as a craft.
Brusletto is part of this distinguished history. Tradition, quality and design have been their Hallmarks for over a century.
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION FROM BRUSLETTO ABOUT THEIR SPECIAL PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES:
"Did you know that every single knife we produce undergoes 50 distinct operations from start to finish? That the cowhide is stamped out manually? That the sheath is sewed by hand? Or, that the handle is carved out of solid blocks of wood? Machines assist us in the manufacturing process, but people still play the most important role in the production of our knives.
The production of Brusletto knives involves a high degree of skill and craftsmanship. We pay close attention to detail during every step of the manufacturing process without ever taking shortcuts or compromising on quality.
Some facts about our production processes:
- In the oven a knife blade is tempered at 1967 degrees.
- The quality of the same piece of leather can vary from one spot to the next. We use only the finest quality leather in all of our sheaths
- About 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of raw curly birch is needed to make a single knife handle.
- A highly-skilled lathe operator can transform raw wood material into a knife handle in only a few minutes.
- The intended use of a knife is crucial in determining the shape of its handle.
- The mounting of each knife and subsequent finishing touches are all done by hand.
- The excess steel and metal from stamping knife blades and ferrules is recycled. We only use safe and environmentally friendly fluids at our production facilities".
Currently, Brusletto manufactures high quality knives designed for a wide range of hunting, fishing and recreational purposes.
The steel and sharpness and shape of the blade and sheath are components that together define what is a genuine Brusletto knife.
All the knives from Brusletto are made of stainless, hardened, carbon steel throughout. The same quality of steel is used for all models regardless of whether they have a matte or gloss finish. The difference is only due to extra polishing.
The shape of a Brusletto knife is determined by the purpose for which it will be used. Sporting knives, for example, often have shorter stronger blades, while hunting and fishing knives are longer and have a special shape and finish.
For hunting and fishing a hollow ground knife is usually the best type, while whittling sticks and branches a convex grind is usually recommended.
Most Brusletto knives have handles made of curly birch, a type of wood renowned for its unique, ornamental wood grain. The handle is impregnated with linseed oil and polished so it requires little or no maintenance.
All Brusletto knives are supplied with a sheath made of dyed ox hide, with a plastic safety lining to hold the knife securely in place during all types of outdoor pursuits.
Here is some information from Brusletto regarding BRUSLETTO DESIGN:
"The design and development of Brusletto's contemporary product lines began in the early 1990s. Earlier lines reflected the more traditional designs of the company's past and were deemed adequate up until then. However, this would change when converging developments in the 1990's led Brusletto's management to rethink the direction of company image and product development. At the time, Brusletto was already considering the adoption of a new logo. But what started as a basic branding exercise took on a greater significance after Brusletto was selected to produce the official knives for the Lillehammer Winter Olympics in 1994.
The Olympic knives, named "H'kon" and "Kristin, represented a departure from earlier designs and became an instant success. This motivated Brusletto not only to change its logo, but also to rethink its overall image and product development.
The new image and development strategy were to be consistent and implemented throughout the entire company. By early 1994, new signs, promotional materials and gift boxes, all bearing the new look and logo, were ready. At the same time, a discussion on the company's product development was well underway and existing product lines were thoroughly reviewed. As with the company's image, product design and development underwent thorough scrutiny. The end result was that more of the traditional products would be updated with contemporary designs.
It became evident early on that this was the right way to go. The market was enthusiastic and our share of the Norwegian market increased noticeably as we introduced several new knives. Today, Brusletto's knives are recognized for integrating the traditional qualities upon which we have built our reputation, with the contemporary designs and innovative features of a company that continually has its eye to the future".
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