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Thread: A Mora on steroids. Ahti Knives Leuku 180

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    A Mora on steroids. Ahti Knives Leuku 180


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    Just got this knife, first impressions are "not bad for 100 bucks". I'm lacking in scandi ground knives right now, and figured I'd pick up one. Here is what the website says about it.

    The "Leuku 180" has a blade 7" (182 mm) long, 1 1/16" wide and .129" thick. The handle Again the 5" handle is sized for a larger hand. There are brass plates at both ends of handle, and the squared end of the tang is visable at the pommel plate. This would be a serious tool for butchering, cutting brush, etc. The sheath has a belt loop which will take belts up to 2 1/2" wide. $95 Out of Stock

    Haven't really had a chance to use it and won't until the spring, but from my initial handling, it feels well built, and the edge was sharp by most standards. It fills the hand quite well too, something I never enjoyed on traditional moras.

    The sheath it came with, was also high quality. The knife has some marks in the HT scale etc.. so finish is not "perfect", but I wasn't expecting it to be.

    Anyone have any other Ahti blades?

    Here's a size comparison.






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    That's a beauty! Love the pattern in the wood. Good score.
    "The coward believes he will live forever, If he holds back in the battle, But in old age he shall have no peace, Though spears have spared his limbs". Odin, Havamal Verse 16

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    Wow!

    Very nice model and super pics.
    "Simplify, simplify."

    -Thoreau

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    $100 is a fair price for that beauty , I think. If I remember right that knife was on the cover of Blade a few years back. Looks like it would be comfortbale to use and a pleasure to own.
    The lack of guard though would concern me a little on some tasks.

    Tostig

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    Here's a post I made about an Ahti Juhla that I picked up some time ago.

    Ahti knives are handmade by knifesmith Reino Kamppila in Kauhava, Finland. Combining both - exceptional quality and old traditions, these knives are a great choise for all the Puukko lovers!

    Black spined, razor sharp carbon steel blade comes from Laurin Metalli. Curly birch handle is treated with linseed oil and finished with polished brass bolster. Beautifully decorated, brown leather sheath with plastic insert.
    At 9.25” OAL the Juhla is a good-sized knife. It sports a very sharp, scandi-grind 4.9” blade. I can personally attest to the Juhla's sharpness as it promptly bit me within five minutes of my unwrapping it. The handle is a traditional barrel design that is quite comfortable. The sheath is well made and completes the package nicely. Retention is excellent. One feature I like in particular is the brass band around the throat. This provides some protection should the knife cut through the leather.

    Perhaps the best thing about the Juhla is its weight. At approximately 3.5 ounces this lil’ (relatively speaking of course) fixed blade is lighter than the Buck 110. Even with the sheath it still doesn’t weigh as much as the venerable old lockback. The Juhla may be just the thing to bring along on short hikes.


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    Wow, nice knife! I might need to upgrade my Moras. I assume peened stick tang design?
    Nobody knows Machete.

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    Not really Mora on steroids,way better

    Leuku and puuko are my knives to go..


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    Quote Originally Posted by raindog101 View Post
    Wow, nice knife! I might need to upgrade my Moras. I assume peened stick tang design?
    Looks that way on the Juhla.

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    Thanks guys, I'm usually not into this style of knife, besides Moras, but I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm very impressed, especially with out of the box sharpness.

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