The flagship of Marttiini special knives!
The blade of the Marttiini Moose Antler Damascus knife is from stainless Damascus steel, where, by means of special technology two different top-grade steels are combined into 120 layers. The interlayering of the two different steels and the highly specialised machining bring out the beautiful pattern on the blade.
The handle of the knife is of Finnish moose antler bone and the ferrules are from cast bronze. The beautiful pattern on the blade is repeated on the ferrule at the end of the handle.
Marttiini Moose Antler Damascus knives are numbered by the production year, making each knife is a unique collector's item.
Each knife is delivered in an elegant wooden gift box.
Damascus steel is produced by combining two different types of steel in thin layers. The blade has 120 layers, which have been molten together under extreme pressure in a high temperature. The result is a beautifully patterned, stainless and very hard (HRC 60) blade, which remains sharp for long.
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.