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    Username Post: My First Scandi        (Topic#912491)
    D2Fan
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    08-14-11 15:12.29 - Post#2375713    



    Didn't do much research; just fell in love.... I don't know how i stumbled on to the Scandi; I think from an interest in bushcrafting; and then "The Scandi Grind" kept coming up so I did a little research... I found a company called Kellam; then the "Wolf Pack" series and bought a Tracker... The knife is quite a tool... light razor/scapel sharp and easy to control for very fine carving... My question is what is the original intent/purpose of these knives? To me it seems they are a crossover knife; part fisherman's knife and part skinning knife and somehow able to carve wood to like a wood carving tool... Am I right?
     


    Rich S
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    08-15-11 00:02.09 - Post#2375849    


        In response to D2Fan

    You said it. The puukko is the ultimate general use knife; from skinning and cutting up a caribou, cutting kindling, delicate woodcarving, chopping vegetables or peeling a grape. A properly sharpened puukko will do it all. The general all purpose knife.

    I predict that you now have the "puukko fever" that there will be many more in your future :-)

    Rich S
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    Bemo
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    08-15-11 12:45.12 - Post#2376234    


        In response to Rich S

    Welcome aboard. But you've now been infected....
     
    D2Fan
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    08-16-11 12:35.36 - Post#2376904    


        In response to Bemo

    truly beautiful and functional design; which is difficult to accomplish in any product.... but what is everyone's opinion on Kellam's new forging SPT process?
     
    foxhunter
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    08-17-11 05:35.45 - Post#2377226    


        In response to D2Fan

    Scandi knives often have been the sole knife of man in Nordic countries. As the region wasn't overly rich during last centuries. So the knife was valuable and needed to be used as cutting tool.
    Scandi knives are IMHO the best example of good tools where design follows function bit still keeps up to regional tradition. The designs vary through the nordic countries a bit but in general haven't changed much since Viking ages.

    Do I need to say that I regard nordic knives the best
    Goert.

    the sharper your knife - the easier your life!


    see you at the Fällkniven forum


     
    Rich S
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    08-17-11 06:27.19 - Post#2377241    


        In response to foxhunter

    D2Fan -

    The SPT forging isn't by Kellam. Kellam is just a retailer and re-brander. The SPT is a process of differential tempering used and developed by Lauri Metalli Oy (Lauri blades) which makes the blades for many of the Finnish cottage industry makers. That Kellam line is made by Reino Kamppila and simply branded with Kellam's name I'm told. Reino's own line is AHTI knives. You can buy Lauri SPT blades from many sources if you want to make your own knives. I've used many of them as well as the plain carbon Lauri blades. While the SPT is nice, I don't see any significant difference in actual performance vs the simple carbon blades.

    Some of the makers using Lauri blades are Ahti Knives, Wood Jewel, Woodsknife, Paaso, Kauhavan Puukkopaja and Lapin Puukko among others. Kellam doesn't make anything, just a retailer. Check my links page below for those and other Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish makers.

    Rich S

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    Edited by Rich S on 08-17-11 06:29.19. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    D2Fan
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    08-17-11 06:41.59 - Post#2377247    


        In response to Rich S

    thanks for the tip... saved me a lot of time doing the research.

    mark
     
    PartialSerrations
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    09-24-11 13:36.07 - Post#2390230    


        In response to D2Fan

    The Scandi grind is the best grind in the business in my opinion. Thx for sharing your info with us
     


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