The "Bear Leuku" is a larger camp knife designed in the style of 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 large, shaped handle makes it easier to keep a firm grip on the knife when wearing gloves or mittens. The handle is made from curly birch wood, sanded, stained, and polished to a smooth finish, and has both an inset for your index finger, and a hooked pommel made of reindeer antler, so the knife will never slip out of your hand. The full-length tang is evident by the brass nut on the pommel, giving this knife added durability. When you hold this knife in your hand, you can feel the solid construction and high quality.
The sheath is nicely detailed with stamped and stained artwork, it contains a plastic liner to prevent the very sharp blade from slicing through, and the belt loop is a twisted leather thong, which allows the knife to swing freely and keep out of the way when you're crouching or sitting.
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: 0.8% high carbon steel
- Knife Length: 10.5 inches (26.7 cm)
- Blade Length: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
- Blade Width: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.12 inches (3 mm)
- Knife Weight: 6.3 ounces (179 grams)
- Handle Length: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
- Pommel: tang end w/ brass nut
- Handle Circumference: 4.25 inches (10.8 cm)
- Handle Material: plywood
- Sheathed Weight: 8.6 ounces (244 grams)
- Sheathed Length: 12.25 inches (31.1 cm)
- Belt Loop Width: 2 inches (5.1 cm)