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Folding blades with scandinavian grinds

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Brutus013, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. Brutus013

    Brutus013 Banned BANNED

    Nov 30, 2006
    Are there any production folding knives with scandinavian grinds? I've seen a couple of EKA folding knives that looked like they might've had scandinavian grind, but I'm not sure.
  2. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
  3. Brutus013

    Brutus013 Banned BANNED

    Nov 30, 2006
    No, that has a pretty noticeable secondary bevel on there. I'm looking for folders with a true scandinavian grind, a large primary bevel and no other bevels.
  4. Kazeryu


    Nov 7, 2005
    I confess I don't quite understand why true scandi grind folders don't exist.

    <sarcasm> Obviously it's so the knife companies can sell fantabulous knife sharpening 'systems'!</sarcasm>

    I don't think the knife industry is actually that silly, so there must be some kind of reason. Maybe it's harder to mass-produce a decent out-of-the-box edge and polish with scandi grinds?
  5. RNST


    Mar 23, 2006
    Jens Anso has a collaboration with Spyderco called the "Rock Lobster". It is due to be released this fall in North America. I have seen pictures but can't remember where; I suppose you could google the European Spyderco office. It came from a knife show in Europe this past spring.
  6. red96ta


    Jun 15, 2008
    Almost all Japanese weaponry has a primary bevel....try looking around for a Hanwei tanto if you want a good knife (but alas, it won't be a folder).

    I got sick of the sorry condition of my CS Ti-Lite and ground it down to a primary bevel....that sure took care of it not being able to hold an edge.
  7. malex


    Nov 16, 1998
    If you really want a large primary bevel and no other bevels have a look at Higo no Kami folder (or Higonokami - traditional Japanese folding carpenter's knife) For examle -http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=51165&cat=1,51222 . It's unexpensive ($17 - $25), different sized and quite functional.

    Of course, it's not HiTech-WOW-Cool Tactical Folder. :)
  8. Allex


    Jun 29, 2007
    Marttiini has 1 or two folders
  9. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    There should be some folders available with the Scandi. Have Tom Krein do you one-up on a suitable folder. ;)
  10. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I've got a couple of the Ahti butterflies. They are made by the same factory that made the old Hackman butterlies years ago. I think they may have a very small secondary bevel, but that's easily sharpened out.

    Last item on the page. Can't beat the price. :)
  11. Elen


    Apr 10, 2007
    It's because Scandi grind is a Scandinavian thing mostly, and Scandinavians in general don't much care about folders.
  12. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    The only EKA I've owned had a secondary bevel, but it was pre-owned, so it may have been added. Email Ragnar and ask him about the EKAs. He should be able to tell you.
  13. Keith_H


    Jul 20, 2007
    Moras have a good edge from the factory for a good price, I think that it would be as easy if not easier than a flat grind.
  14. Brutus013

    Brutus013 Banned BANNED

    Nov 30, 2006
    Hm, that looks pretty nice. Hey, for general purpose out and about it won't be scaring away any sheeple, and that looks like the exact type of blade I was looking for. Thanks!
  15. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
  16. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
  17. Brutus013

    Brutus013 Banned BANNED

    Nov 30, 2006
    Hm, I've been looking for some nicer puukkos, and some of those look great. I don't know about the folders, though. I don't like the looks of them very much, although they do indeed look nice.
  18. ADD


    Apr 29, 2006
  19. knife_nut_axle


    Dec 24, 2011
    i will be doing a test to see if i can make one if it works i will make a few to sell
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