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    Stunning looking small axe. Have you used it or is it just for display?

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    That's a sweet axe. I saw that model on a blog a couple of months ago and was intrigued. Let us know how you like it. I like the look of Karesuando's products. I might be purchasing one of their knife kits depending on what's in my stocking in a couple of days.

    p.s. What's in the leather pouch?

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    Just arrived last night, not used it yet. It's small, bought it to replace a heavy knife. I figure it'll be handy working up deer. It's hard to split rib cages with a puuko. It's small enough you can choke up on the handle and use the blade as knife blade.

    The little pouch has a 2 sided diamond sharpener for touching up the edge.

    It's hair popping sharp right out of the box. Stainless steel ought to be easy to maintain. RC around 55 IIRC.

    Made by Karesuando Kniven in Sweden.
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    Looks like it would be OK for skinning out too. Seems like you could use it like an ulu for that.

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    Congrats!

    Knives that come from karesuando kniven has a good reputation here.
    That little axe looks special, not at all like typical Sami/Lappi axes i've seen. Might be good for skinning but not for chopping firewood.

    Karesuvanto (fin), Karesuando (swe) or Gárasavvon (northern sami) is a small village up north in Lappland, in the Sami area, at the border between Finland and Sweden.
    The village itself is on both sides of the border.
    Heck, people who live on the Swedish side (about 300) also happen to live on different time zone than the ones who live in Finland (140)

    I remember reading somewhere that the road that connects eastern and western side was built in 1980. Nowadays Swedish Karesuando is the northernmost point on the major European route E45 to Gela in Italy, and Finnish Kaaresuvanto is a stop on European route E8 from Tromssø (Norway) to Turku (SW Finland, my home town).
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    Not anything related to axes. But those who are interested about Scandinavian & northern knife making and knives, here's a blog that might be worth checking:

    https://nordiskaknivar.wordpress.com...arkku-vippola/
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    Some wonderful looking knives in that link. Really like my plain Jane Fiskars puukko I bought 35 odd years ago in Finland. Still shaving sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Some wonderful looking knives in that link. Really like my plain Jane Fiskars puukko I bought 35 odd years ago in Finland. Still shaving sharp.

    Bob
    Nice knife. The traditional shape makes it very useful multitool. I remember that old F stamp well. Nowadays they've ghanged it.
    Fiskars once was known for quality tools and knives; nowadays for gardening tools etc.
    However, i have an old Fiskars SR, haven't ever been able to find another.

    Fiskars has its roots in a small village of that same name. They used to have iron works there since 1649.
    It's on the southern coast, about 50 miles from where i live.

    Nowadays it's a known for artisans, designers, jewellers, art shops and so. Almost through the year there's some kind of event, exhibition or market, also weekend for knife makers.
    Unfortunately the prices are usually meant for tourists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    ... Fiskars has its roots in a small village of that same name. They used to have iron works there since 1649. ... Nowadays it's a known for artisans, designers, jewellers, art shops and so. Almost through the year there's some kind of event, exhibition or market, also weekend for knife makers.
    It was one of the best knife shows I've ever been to. Well worth a visit for the history too. Finnish tradition is strong for knives.
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