No matter where you live, any time is the time to get out into the wilds and brush off the cobwebs of the daily grind. Time to bushcraft. Wilderness adventurers know the most important tool to have is a dependable bushcraft knife, such as the Ahti Leuku Bushcraft Knife.
The Leuku is the traditional camp knife of the Sami, who are indigenous to the far northern region of Scandinavia. It is used for butchering game, building shelter, skinning, and chopping wood. Well suited for bushcraft, these large, ample knives are designed for serious wilderness chores as well as foraging. The Ahti Leuku 145mm Knife is a traditional design for a larger Scandinavian knife with a larger ad wider blade than many other Ahti knives. The burly handle offers a secure grip and good control for heavier tasks. The Ahti Leuku 180mm Knife is a large knife with a long, wide blade made for butchering and tackling serious camp tasks.
As mentioned, a leuku is a larger knife whereas a puukko is a small traditional Finnish general purpose belt knife with a single curved cutting edge, solid hidden tang and, usually, a flat spine. Blending these two most traditional Scandinavian knives, the leuku and puukko, is the Ahti Kaato Leukupuukko Knife. This knife features a medium sized blade that is well suited for skinning, chopping, butchering and other wilderness tasks. The Leukupuukko knife gives you the best of both worlds and has the wherewithal to take on anything you demand of it.
Another good adventure knife by Ahti is the Kairapuukko Knife. Kaira, meaning “wilderness”, which is a small lightweight knife featuring a carbon steel blade. This knife is better suited for carving, whittling or small chores. The Ahti Kiara RST Knife is a much larger version of the Kaira with a long, wide stainless steel blade best suited for heavy duty bushcraft tasks such as butchering and camp building.
Ahti knives are manufactured in Kauhava, Finland which has a centuries-long history of knife making. A fourth-generation family business of knife making is operated by Reino Kamppila and his son in Kauhava, a small town recognized by the knives made here. Known for their excellent quality and workmanship, Ahti knives are part of a legacy of traditional Finnish knife making.
Ahti manufactures a variety of fine knives suitable for bushcraft. In addition to Ahti knives, Knives of the North sells a variety of styles and brands of Scandinavian knives: Järvenpää knives, Brisa knives, Marttiini knives, Condor knives, Mora knives, Roselli knives, Strømeng knives, River Traders knives, and Wood Jewel knives.