Saturday, March 21, 2009

Scandi Knife

I have a thing for Scandi (Scandinavian) blades, which I think is strengthened by the fact that we don't seem to have a lot of these available in Australia - I've never seen a commercially made one in a store, and from what I've seen (apologies if I'm wrong) Aussie knifemakers move more towards producing bush knives.
I think the styling of a scandi knife is amazing though. The handles are made for comfort and I can't get past how good a Scandi grind looks.
So here is my attempt at a Scandi blade, though I haven't yet put on the final grind - I'll get around to that later.
Handle materials are made of stainless steel, stag antler, fibre spacers and the wood is gidgee.



3 comments:

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

You've really got a great blade shape on this one.
Kind of half way scandi and hunter - love it!
SBW

Obsidian Rabbit said...

Thanks SBW. I'm thinking of making a smaller, more 'utilitarian' version for the next one - or maybe even a Scandi styled machete, just because I haven't seen one made before. Or at least, haven't seen one when searching online.

Anonymous said...

Scandi style machete would be interesting to see.

Long blades are not usually used in scandinavia as tools. In Finland ve have a heavy chopper called "vesuri" for clearing small trees and bushes but axes are much more common tools.

Lapplanders of course have the "leuku" but it is a different design from a scandi "puukko".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_knife

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