Casström develops high quality knives and outdoor equipment with an individual style of solid craftsmanship. With this focus Casström has quickly become one of Scandinavia’s leading brands of knives for bushcraft, hunting and outdoor activities.
Handmade knife blades by one of he communitys most active makers, Maikhel Eklund. Made in Sweden and influenced by both international concepts and traditional nordic designs. Available in both carbon- and stainless steels.
The Helle story begins almost a century ago with Norwegian brothers Steinar and Sigmund. Sons of the village blacksmith, Steinar had gone to America bringing home valuable skills and ideas while Sigmund had studied the art of steel from his father.
Together they relentlessly set on a journey to bring together the functionality of a great knife while being beautiful enough to wear with the Sunday dress. Helle has been operating in Holmedal Norway since 1932 with the same principles, both tough enough and beautiful enough to be used and worn anywhere.
Few areas in the world are so renowned for bladed tools as Seki Japan. With traditions spanning over 700 year, there is no doubt that the Katanas and Cutlery from this area are among the finest in the world.
Straight from the makers in Japan, now available blades for Your own custom Japanese Chefs knife.
Factory made Puukko knife blades from legendary Laurin Metalli in Finland
Lauri blades are made by stock removal from a stamped blank. Knife blades from Laurin Metalli is by far the most used knife blades in the Finnish Puukko industry. No matter if the blade is designed for a small souvenir knife or a workhorse chopping Leuku, blades from Lauri are all meant for use.
The Tollekniv is the Norwegian adaption of a normal sheath knife. Historically, an everyday carry hidden tang knife in a leather sheath. Often handmade by the user, these knives were a matter of pride and worn publicly. The Tollekniv and Puukko have a lot of similarities, but there are some clear differences.
While not a rule, the Tollekniv is far more often made with a laminated blade compared to the Finnish Puukko counterpart. Joining different grades of steel and iron has been in the core of Norwegian blacksmithing for over a thousand years. It is not a coincidence that Norway is home to most of the Viking era Ulfberht swords that have been found. Over time the technology spilled over from tools of war to every day use items, such as the Norwegian Tollekniv.
Factory knife blades by NKD.
After his exit as co-owner of Brisa, Dennis Holmbacka started Nordic Knife Design. Founded by a veteran in the knife industry as designer and tradesman, NKD might be a new name, but there is decades of experience behind it.
NKD knives are often minimalistic in details and sport a sleek appearance, traits many would call traditional Scandinavian design. Form following function. NKD utilizes the best factories used by many other top brands. There is no question of quality with these knife blades.
Handmade knife blades by Finnish knife maker Simon Nylund.
This is a rare chance to get a handmade blade from a world class knife maker at a relatively low price. They will likely not be restocked.
Handforged Puukko knife blades from Puronvarsi.
Puronvarsis Puukko blades are among the finest working blades you can get. There are no extra bells and whistles, only a good blade forged with generations of collected experience. Often handmade items are subject to variations in quality, but Puronvarsi blades never disappoint. The slicing capability of these blades are second to blades many times the price, if even then.
All knife blades are hand forged in C75 high carbon tool steel. In a modern world the old carbon steels may seem outdated, but in the real world any steel is only as good as its heat treatment. Treating steel correctly in practice demands knowledge only obtainable through trial. Fortunately for us, steel and heat run in the Puronvarsi family with several generations of accumulated experience. The Puronvarsi forges have been burning hot since the 1850s and in times up to 20 members of the family have been active blacksmiths. Accumulated knowledge like this is extremely rare and attests to the craftmanship of these blades.
Knife blades from Russell is a testament to days of old when functionality was held far more important than appearance. These blades are manufactured by Russell Harrington Cutlery, and has been made looking the same since the early 1800s. Russell has been trademarked since 1834 which makes it one of the true American pioneers in knife history.
Handforged Yakutian knife blades
Traditionally semi-nomadic, the Yakutian people are the indigenous people of the Sakha region of Siberia. An extremely harsh environment with climate variations no other inhabited places can boast with. Temperature averages in January is -43,5 C (-46F) and July 19C (66F), permafrost makes agriculture impossible except for the very south.
The Yakutian people were early and skilled blacksmiths with a rich history of tools, such as the Yakutian knife. The shape of the blade is most likely inspired by ancient bone knives. Made in steel the shape has the benefit of having the strength of a thick blade, but with less weight. Due to the half convex edge, the razor-sharp edge has a fair bit of steel behind it and does hold up surprisingly well.