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The Bear Hunter is a big, heavy knife for serious hunters. The metal pommel is cast into the shape of a roaring bear's head, and the knife blade is long, wide, and thick. 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. These are large, serious knives designed for serious wilderness chores. The blade is lightly inscribed with the Iisakki Järvenpää signature. When you hold this knife in your hand, you can feel the solid construction and high quality. The handle is made from curly birch wood, lacquered and polished to a smooth finish.
The sheath is nicely detailed, it contains a plastic liner to prevent the very sharp blade from slicing through, and the belt loop is attached by a metal D-ring so that it swings freely and keeps out of the way when you're crouching or sitting.
This is quite an attractive piece and would make a great gift for any outdoors enthusiast!
Below are the detailed measurements of this knife. One important note: for best comfort and grip, the length of your middle finger should be similar to the circumference of the handle.
- Blade Material: stainless steel, hardened to 57-58 Rockwell
- Knife Length: 10.75 inches (27.3 cm)
- Blade Length: 5.75 inches (14.6 cm)
- Blade Width: 1.24 inches (3.1 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.1 inches (2.5 mm)
- Knife Weight: 6.2 ounces (176 grams)
- Handle Length: 4.45 inches (11.3 cm)
- Pommel: bearhead
- Handle Circumference: 4 inches (10.2 cm)
- Handle Material: curly birch polish stacked
- Sheathed Weight: 8.4 ounces (238 grams)
- Sheathed Length: 12.75 inches (32.4 cm)
- Belt Loop Width: 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)