Handmade in Finland - Since 1928
These Unique by Marttiini knives are some of the most prestigious knives we have ever made. These knives are designed to be elegant and beautiful collector’s items. Our skilled professionals have made this knife using exclusive materials selected solely for this knife.
At Marttiini, we have a long history with traditional materials from Finland, such as curly birch and reindeer antler bone. On these Unique knives, we combine these traditional materials in various ways to create a special design for each Unique knife.
The Damascus blade is made by combining two different types of steel in thin layers. The blade has 120 steel layers that have been welded together under extreme pressure and heat. The result is a beautifully patterned, stainless and very hard blade (HRC 60) that stays sharp even in extended use.
Every Unique by Marttiini knife is a one of a kind. Unique knives are manufactured at the Marttiini factory in Rovaniemi, Finland, right on the Arctic Circle. They represent the beauty and toughness of the North.
The Damascus blade is made by combining two different steels in thin layers. The blade has 120 steel layers that have been welded together under extreme pressure and heat. The result is a beautifully patterned, stainless and very hard blade (HRC 60) that stays sharp even in extended use.
The traditional material used for Finnish knife handles is curly birch. The material comes from the curly birch belt in Central Finland. The blaze-patterned curly birch is an excellent fit as a material for a knife handle, because it's durable and fair. This beautifully patterned curly birch is available on the market in limited amounts, which makes the price notably higher than regular birch.
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.