Kaukava style Puukko from Finland; look circa 1950-70. Nice knives - have a bunch of them. Be sure you know how sharpen a Scandi blade. There were/are several dozen possible makers; Iisakki Jarvenpaa was one of the most prolific manufacturers.
Just got a great Victorinox Spartan with amazing cast/enameled 3D scales. This one is of the Luzern Lion military memorial.
Part of a 20-ish knife series done by a Swiss metal casting company which supplied the scales to Vic.
Hard to find in US. Sold mostly through Swiss jewelry/tourist stores.
Right, Mora Classic #1, no guard; #611 has guard (easy to remove).
Have a CS Finn Bear - use it in kitchen for heavy duty cutting/chopping - very thick blade IMHO.
CS-FB holds edge very well, but I don't feel it's as easy to get a really sharp edge as Moras - which make better slicers IMHO...
At 6-ish PM on a Sat.night? They are closed, probably out having a horn of brew :) Since Ragnar died, Redbeard set it up for Paypal/Credit cards, not phone ordering.
Still one of the best Nordic knives sites around.
I agree, Morakniv makes a good user, I just don't like the aesthetics.
Roselli Carpenter is great; have both Krupp and UHC blades.
I was told (can't confirm) that many of Kellam's Puukko knives are made by Ahti ( Reino Kampilla) under contract.
Not in Sweden - too cold there. Don't speak Swedish; only so so with English :).
Just been collecting/studying Nordic knives for a zillion years. I had about 5-6 barrel knives until the wife claimed them. The rest is history.
Barrel knives are interesting. My wife has been collecting them for years.
Those with "star" by them were made in India, not Sweden. Most of those have
elaborate carved handles and have brass fittings.
I think the older Mora red handles had a full stick tang. At least the ones I have do. Those great laminated blades will take and hold a really good edge. You are right about the new ones not having a "soul".
I've not had any issues with the Helle I have.
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I prefer the 91 mm Tinker, just like a larger blade (carried mine for ca. 30 years). Have a 84 mm Tinker also along with about 60 other SAKs. Carried a 91 mm Champion in my pack when I was backpacking/hiking. I can get buy with the 84's, but nothing smaller.
I can't really answer that. A lot of current Scandi (Finnish) makers use Lauri blades, so it's a matter of handle style,etc. Of those making their own steel production knives, I think Roselli and Jarvenpaa are up there. Tommi are really up there, but beyond my pay grade (the Ahti Juhla is a...