Knife-Making Kit - 10.5cm Carbon

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This set from Karesuando contains the essential components for making a high quality bushcraft knife. Follow the supplied instructions and you’ll find yourself with a beautiful, traditional Puukko knife unique and handmade by you.

The kit includes all the materials for the knife. You will also need the following additional tools, or ones that can fulfil their functionality to complete the project: Strong glue (Epoxy or Araldite), small saw, file, sand paper, small clamps, drill, hammer, measuring tools, carving knife, hollow punches, long-nose pliers, saddler’s needles and an awl.

The kit includes:

  • Blade: 10.5cm (4.2") long, 2.1cm (0.85") wide and 2.5mm thick. It is very sharp and is made from high quality 1770 Carbon steel (HRC 57). The blade extends with an "internal tang" that is 11cm (4.3 inches) long.
  • Handle Block: made from curly birch measuring approx. 12cm (4.75") x 3.2cm (1.25") x 4.9cm (2").
  • Reindeer Antler piece: 0.6 inches (1.5cm) thick. This piece is suited in size to the brass bolster and is ideal to include as part of the handle closest to the bolster.
  • Sheath Leather: Vegetable tanned 2.5mm thick piece of brown stiffer leather for the sheath measuring 25cm (10") x 12cm (4.75").
  • Inner sheath: made from strong plastic to give the sheath shape and to protect it from the blade.
  • String: approx 1 metre (3 foot 4") strong white string for stitching the sheath
  • Brass bolster: creates a strong and neat transition between handle and sheath.
  • Reindeer leather strip: a thinner approx. 15.5" (40cm) long vegetable tanned strip/thread of lighter flexible and very strong reindeer leather for the belt-hanger.
  • Instructions in English. 



    Operating since 1975, Karesuando still make genuine products that are shaped by centuries of handicraft traditions and natural raw materials. Taking their name from the locality where they are based, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, along the same latitude as middle Greenland and the northernmost regions of Canada. The village was founded with its first permanent house in 1670. Reindeer husbandry is one of the area’s most important industries and Karesuando lies within the Könkämä sameby reindeer-herding area.

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