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Great Knives for Mother's Day Gifts

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Give Mom a Break. And a Great Knife!

Great knives for Mother's Day gifts

What do you do when the usual Mother’s Day gifts of flowers, brunch, baked goods or hand-made crafts just won’t cut it? You get Mom a cool knife!

Hopefully Mom has a day off from the kitchen, but for the other 364 days of the year, a kitchen knife that will make her time cooking much more enjoyable is a very thoughtful idea. A classic kitchen knife designed for beginners and seasoned chefs alike, the Roselli UHC Cook’s Knife features a light, thin ultra-high carbon blade and comes with a beautiful birch storage block. Modeled after Japanese cooking knives, the Roselli Littlecook Knife is as versatile as it is stylish. A universal chopping tool, this knife also comes with a birch storage block. And let’s not overlook the smaller knives that can handle big tasks. The Roselli UHC Beet Knife is built for preparing root vegetables but is equally competent at most other cutting tasks. When the job is done, this knife neatly tucks into its own birch storage block until next time.

Maybe Mom is an adventurous or outdoorsy type where a solid and reliable bushcraft knife would be a smart companion to her weekend hikes on the trails. You never know if she’ll need to cut branches, fix a shoelace, or keep herself safe. The Mora Garberg Carbon Steel Poly Sheath Knife is a go-to knife for those spending time outdoors. With a carbon steel blade, it's a very solid, strong knife that can be held comfortably with the blade facing up or down. The Mora Companion Spark Blue Knife is a compact and completely useful kit with the addition of a detachable firesteel to spark a campfire. The Strømeng family from Karasjok, Finland has been crafting knives for over 200 years and their Samekniv 5“ Knife is a durable and dependable knife with a strong steel blade. The beauty is in the leather sheath stamped with traditional designs. A beautifully carved handle of curly birch and antler sets off this very handy multi-purpose knife, the Wood Jewel Knife with Fire Stick. A beautifully decorated leather sheath completes the package. A more delicate knife that can be worn around the neck, the River Traders Small Knife makes a compact, handcrafted and practical gift.

For the extra clean and tidy Mom, a basic utility knife for cutting boxes or opening packages would be super helpful – and we have some in fresh colors. The Mora 511 2020 Colors Knife, in yellow, is a great multi-purpose utility knife with a finger guard for added protection. The handle is near symmetrical, making it comfortable to hold with the blade facing up or down. The Mora Eldris Light Duty Knife, in mint green, is a cute and stubby multi-purpose knife that can be worn around the neck or tucked into a pocket. This knife also comes in a variety of colors. A very lightweight knife, the Mora Floating Fine Edge Cork Handle Knife features a strong stainless steel blade. If this knife were to be dropped in water, it will float pommel up!

Many Moms enjoy a hobby or two and if yours is one with a talent for crafts, a nimble wood carving knife or knife set would keep Mom relaxed and entertained for hours. She may even carve a lovely gift for you! The Marttiini Snappy Knife is aptly named with its short, stout blade perfect for carving and whittling. The stained wood handle with pronounced pommel hook is very attractive. Järvenpää knives of Kauhava, Finland has an exceptional focus on quality as well as beauty. A fine example, the Järvenpää Woodcarver’s Knife combines a short, stout blade with a large handle for lots of control when carving. Tuck this one away for the night into its beautiful leather sheath stamped and stained with traditional artwork. The very popular Mora Wood Carving 120 CS Knife is a solid reproduction of a traditional Scandinavian carving knife and features a medium length 100% carbon steel blade. For carving bowls, spoons, or any type of concave surface, the Mora Hook Knife 163, Double Edge is an excellent choice. The stainless steel blade is sharp on both sides and the blade is shaped with a gentle curve suited for more shallow work.

Whatever Mom’s interests and special talents are, we have a knife that would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Knives of the North sells a variety of styles and brands of Scandinavian knives: Järvenpää knives, Brisa knives, Marttiini knives, Ahti knives, Condor knives, Mora knives, Roselli knives, Strømeng knives, River Traders knives, and Wood Jewel knives.