The feeling of pride and enjoyment you get from using a knife you have made yourself is a satisfying sensation. Designing it to your own specifications and crafting it from scratch yourself is a great way to past the winter evenings. Building your own Scandinavian style knife ensures it is a one off piece and gives a great sense of achievement. Knife making is a widespread hobby in Scandinavia and is even taught in woodwork classes at school. An excellent gift idea, different and highly enjoyable.
Tempted to try to make your own Scandinavian style bushcraft knife? We have 2 sizes of knife kit, 9cm or 10cm bladed knives.
The set contains the essential components for making a high quality bushcraft knife, including:
- the Blade; is 9cm or 10cm long, 1.8cm wide and 2.5mm thick. It is Very Sharp and is made from high quality 1770 Carbon steel (HRC 57). The blade extends with an “internal tang” that is 11cm (4.3 inches) long.
- A Handle Block; made from curly birch measuring approx. 12cm (4.75″) x 3.2cm (1.25″) x 4cm (1.6″).
- A Reindeer Antler piece; 0.6 inches (1.5cm) thick. This piece is suited in size to the brass bolster and is ideal to include as part of the handle closest to the bolster.
- Sheath Leather; Vegetable tanned 2.5mm thick piece of brown stiffer leather for the sheath measuring 25cm (10″) x 12cm (4.75″).
- Inner sheath; made from strong plastic to give the sheath shape and to protect it from the blade.
- String; approx 1 meter (3 foot 4″) strong white string for stitching the sheath
- A Brass bolster; creates a strong and neat transition between handle and sheath.
- Reindeer leather strip; a thinner approx. 15.5″ (40cm) long vegetable tanned strip/thread of lighter flexible and very strong reindeer leather for the belt-hanger.
- Instructions; included in English. Read them here in a PDF
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