At Marttiini, experience in production, professional skills and firm handicraft traditions that have been refined over the course of generations, are combined with carefully chosen materials, contemporary technology, computer aided design and efficient serial production.
As result of open-minded solutions, a knife that is correctly maintaned will serve its master during the latter´s entire lifetime.
The Marttiini knife factory has a long tradition in combining handicraft skills and practical needs. For people in the arctic region, a knife has always been an important means of survival in harsh conditions. Knives were necessity in collecting firewood and making a fire, making tools and implements, construction, hunting, fishing and preparing the kill for cooking and eating.
Nobody left home without a knife: many wanderers were saved by the knife on their belt which they used instead of an ice pick if the ice broke and the wanderer ended up in the cold water.
Knife handling was learned at an early age. Knives were produced for men, women and minors so that the knives would suite the user's size, strength and purpose of use. Knives ment to be worn at festive occasions alongside Sunday-best clothing are equipped with nicely decorated sheaths, handles and ferrules.
Marttiini knives have always been designed with their purpose and user in mind. The correct handy tool for the right purpose. Stylish design also plays an important role in the planning and production of handicraft tools.
Professional skills and long experience are not just felt but also seen.