What exactly is a Scandinavian knife? A Scandinavian knife represents the heritage and culture of the Scandinavian region – Finland, Sweden and Norway. Technically, Denmark, and the Baltic countries are part of the Scandinavian region, but the knives and axes for sale at Knives of the North are primarily made in Finland, Sweden and Norway.
There are differences in the Scandinavian knife features that are regionally influenced, and the shape and length of the blade is dictated by the intended use. The most prominent feature that distinguishes a Scandinavian knife is the grind. Scandinavian knife grinds are only one bevel, which gives the blade an acute angle yielding a very sharp edge that is easy to sharpen. The handles are usually made of birch, or other regional wood, antler, or bone. Often the handles and blades are decorated with ornate carvings or etchings. Frequently, the knife sheathes are also beautifully emblazoned with culturally relevant designs.
Knives of the North carries a large variety of superior-crafted Scandinavian knives that are of the highest quality. Our Scandinavian knives are incredibly useful for bushcraft, camping, general outdoors, sport, cooking, and day-to-day tasks. They also make a perfect gift. All the Scandinavian knives we sell feature blades made of high-quality steel and most with beautiful and practical sheathes. Our knives can be enjoyed for years to come.
Knives of the North sells many variations and brands of Scandinavian knives, axes, throwing axes, and knife making supplies: Järvenpää knives, Brisa knives, Marttiini knives, Ahti knives, Mora knives, Roselli knives, Strømeng knives, and Wood Jewel knives. We carry Mora, Roselli and Laurin blades as well as Laurin fittings.
We’re confident you’ll find the perfect Scandinavian knife, axe or knife making supplies to suit your needs!