The 2018 Anniversary Knife honors the 90th Anniversary of Marttiini Knife factory and the Nordic knife tradition.
The Lapp knife is one of Marttiini’s most popular knife models. The handle on the Marttiini 90 Anniversary Knife is dark roasted birch which has been waxed to guarantee perfect grip and durability. The butt cap on the handle features a Marttiini 90 emblem.
The blade is made of forced carbon steel. The Marttiini 90 Anniversary emblem and the knife’s serial number have been laser etched onto the blade. The brown antique leather sheath has an embossed, silver print Marttiini 90 logo.
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A blade made of carbon steel (chromium 3%, carbon 0,75%, HRC 55-57) is particularly adapted for whittling and is easy to sharpen back to its original sharpness yourself. In maintaining a carbon steel blade, it's important to dry it carefully after each use. It's also good to treat it regularly with unsalted oil, like cooking oil for example. A carefully maintained carbon steel blade will remain rust free and has a very long life.
Regular, straight-grained birch is also used as a material for many traditional Marttiini knives. Birch makes for a durable and sleek handle.
The leather sheaths of Marttiini knives are made with either vegetable or chrome tanned oxhide. The leather hides are purchased from both Europe and South America. The sheaths are made with both dyed and natural colored leather.
The knife sheaths are still made mostly by hand. Each sheath has to be exactly the right size and shape, so it forms a fitting pair with the knife. A section of the leather is cut with a model iron, and the seams are attached with glue before sewing. Most sheaths have a plastic piece inside that supports the sheath and protects the blade.
The printing on the sheath is made on either the cut section or the finished sheath. Rivets, and in some cases a bronze collar, strengthen and adorn the sheath.
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