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The Strömeng factory is located Karasjok, Norway, far north near the arctic circle. This area is the traditional homeland of the Sami (Lapplander) people, and the knives certainly reflect that culture. The Strömeng family began making knives in Karasjok over 200 years ago, and it has been the family tradition for fathers to teach their sons the craft and techniques to continue the family legacy.  The Strömeng web site can be found here:  https://samekniv.no/en

The Strömeng knives have handles that are large and long, which help provide a firm grip even when using them with gloves or mittens. The blades are thin and wide, for both slicing and strength. These are all-purpose knives, equally suited to the tasks of butchering game, skinning a hide, cutting firewood, woodworking, or other camp tasks. The sheathes are in the traditional Scandinavian style, with no snaps or straps to get in the way of accessing the knife immediately, but with a deep pouch design that ensures that the knife won't accidentally fall out and be lost. The knives are quite light for their size, to reduce fatigue from long use. The carbon steel blades are hardened to 59 Rockwell.

The Strömeng knives are made in the traditional style of the leuku (pronounced LAY-koo), which is the Sami word for knife. More information on Sami leuku knives can be found here:

Here is a brief Wikipedia article on leuku knives

Here are two lengthy and excellently researched articles on leuku knives (the author makes knives too and he does really great work; check out the rest of his site!):

Part One
Part Two

All of the Strömeng knives are identical in terms of materials, construction, and quality, with each model only having a different blade length and/or a prominent fingerguard. There are many video reviews of Strömeng knives to be found online; here is a small sampling:

Demonstration of the KS8 shaving and chopping wood

Brief review and demonstration of the KS8 chopping some branches

Brief review of the KS8 and KS9 knives

Good video review of the KS8F, which was made for the Norwegian Military

Here is a "hard use" test of the KS8, batoning through some firewood

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