Scandinavian knives from Brusletto, Helle, Roselli, EKA, Mora Frost and Iisakki.
Scandinavian Knives are a favorite of ours at World Knives. Some of the finest, sharpest, handiest knives produced anywhere in the world are from Scandinavia.
At World Knives we offer a large variety of Scandinavian knives from Finland, Sweden and Norway.
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Scandinavian Knives at World Knives!
Probably the most notable thing about Scandinavian knives is their ability to attain and hold a razor sharp edge. Depending on the knife and the company producing it this "scary" sharpness is reached in different ways.
Norwegian knives are famous for their laminated steel. They have a center layer of very hard stainless steel - usually with a Rockwell of 57-60. (Rockwell is a a measurement of steel hardness based on the depth of the penetration of a small diamond cone pressed into the steel.) The outer two layers are softer stainless steel. This combination makes for a blade that can attain an incredibly sharp edge.
The Swedish developed a steel called Sandvik. This steel was originally developed for surgical instruments for which razor sharpness could be a matter of life or death.
You often hear Sandvik refereed to as "surgical steel" or Swedish steel". It is a very popular steel not only with Swedish knives but high quality French knives. It has many of the characteristics of softer carbon steel (ease of sharpening and ability to attain a VERY sharp edge) but is stainless, harder and keeps an edge better.
Traditionally, Finnish knives were hand forged from silver steel and heat treated repeatedly. This process created a blade that was hard, sharp and easily honed. Some of the finer Finish knife makers still use this process. Many of the current production knives are made from varying grades of stainless steel.
The most famous and recognizable knives from Finland is the Puukko. The Puukko is a simple, utilitarian knife with no guard and a somewhat squat design. It's development is attributed to the Sami people - a nomadic group of Lapplanders. It has a wide, flat pommel and generally has a handle made from Arctic Birch.
Other less know models of Finish knives are the Leuku or Stuorrannibi, much like the Puukko.
The Tollekniv is a whittling knife native to Norway. It is very similar to the Puukko design wise, but tends to have a hardwood handle and silver or pewter mounts. The pommel is narrower as well.
A knife popular to Sweden is the sloyd knife. It is a smaller knife tending to be about 5" in length. It is denoted by a barrel shaped handle. There is also a folding version sometimes called a "barrel" knife
Brusletto is a Norwegian company that produces a superior product.
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.
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.
EKA of Sweden has been making knives since 1882 and it shows.
The innovation in design and quality of craftsmanship is truly impressive.
EKA offers a FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY because they're made to last!
EKA knives feature 12C27 Sandvik steel. Sandvik steel is a Swedish steel originally developed for surgical instruments. It is capable of attaining a sharper edge for a longer time than normal steel.
Building on the ancient Norwegian tradition of knife making, Helle strives to reflect the the robust, rugged and beautiful qualities of nature in their knives.
Each of Helle's knives feature a special laminated steel blade. Norway is famous for these strong, razor sharp blades.
The core is made of a high alloy steel which gives a lasting deadly sharp edge. It is protected by by two layers of softer steel (18/8), which reduces exposure to corrosion and breakage.
The handles are made from curly birch and other traditional materials. The sheaths are all high quality embossed leather.
Original Helle products are are guaranteed against product defects for 10 years from date of purchase.
H. Roselli knives are completely hand made in Finland. The blades are hand forged of the finest quality carbon steel. The handles are all made from select Arctic Curly Birch.
Bladesmith Heimo Roselli refuses to build anything that is non-functional into his knives. Each of his hand made knives is the embodiment of Northland design - a simple, unique and stylishly shaped tool.
H. Roselli has developed a special proprietary ultra high carbon steel. This steel has outstanding edge holding capability. UHC (Ultra High Carbon) steel is made in the forging process which produces a high amount of carbides.
The handles of H. Roselli knives are all made from Arctic Curly Birch which is kiln dried and stained for a good grip. Birch is tough, light and warm on the hands in cold weather.
Each Roselli knife comes with a strongly constructed leather sheath.
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