Wood Jewel knives are made in the far north of Finland, north of the arctic circle, in the small town of Kolari, Finland. Kauko Raatiniemi designs the knives to be beautiful as well as highly functional, using the traditional materials of curly birch wood and reindeer antler. Each knife is a work of art. The sheaths also closely follow Scandinavian tradition, with a deep-pouch design and a twisted leather thong which lets the sheath swing freely and not get in the way. The sheathes also contain a small plastic insert to prevent these very sharp blades from slicing through the sheath and into your hand.